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Crispy Air-Fried BBQ Chicken Wings

This Crispy Air-Fried BBQ Chicken Wings recipe introduces well seasoned Air-fried crispy chicken wings smothered in loads of thick homemade barbeque sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American


Air Fryer


Chicken Wings

  • 3 pounds cut and ready chicken wings 24-30 wing pieces
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • cooking spray

Sticky BBQ Sauce

  • cups barbeque sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. ketshup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce


For The Wings

  • Pat dry the chicken wings well using paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and salt.
  • Sprinkle the spice mix gradually over the chicken wings mixing every few seconds to evenly coat all the wings.
  • Spray the air fryer with cooking oil spray then place the chicken wings in the air fryer tray.
  • Bake them at 380°F for 15 minutes. Flip the wings, then set at 400°F and bake them for 5 more minutes.
  • Place the air fried wings in a bowl, then pour the sticky barbecue sauce over them. Toss them around to coat well using a tong.

Sticky BBQ Sauce

  • In a small sauce pan add the barbecue sauce, honey, ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire on medium-high heat stirring frequently to avoid sticking.
  • Simmer the sauce for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Add of the sauce to a bowl, and reserve the rest for serving.


Tips For Perfect BBQ Chicken Wings
  1. The chicken wings' cooking time depends on the size of the wings you are using. So, although it is important to follow the recipe, keep an eye out for the size and time needed.
  2. You can pair your chicken wings with a side of dipping sauce such as ranch. You can even add a bunch of different spices to fit your fine tastes.
  3. I wouldn't recommend leaving your BBQ chicken wings at room temperature for more than a few hours. However, you might want to consider preparing the sauce beforehand. 
  4. Don't overcrowd the air-fryer. Stacking the wings on top of each other will take away some of their crispiness! Work in batches if necessary. 
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