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.