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Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are seasoned with a garlic herb dry rub and baked in the air fryer until crispy and delicious. Perfect for dinner or game day!

crispy air fryer garlic herb chicken wings on a white platter

These garlic herb chicken wings are da bomb. Seriously. They’re easy to make, super flavorful, crispy, low carb, keto friendly and soooo good!

You guys, this easy chicken wings recipe is reason enough to go out and buy an air fryer. I’ve made baked chicken wings in the oven, but air fried wings are even better. Plus, you don’t have to heat up your house!

My family is really enjoying the air fryer recipes I’ve been testing, and these wings were a huge hit. You can serve the chicken as a simple dinner or make them for an easy game day appetizer. It’s a very versatile recipe!

I made these garlic wings in the Instant Pot Vortex air fryer, but any air fryer with racks or shelves will work. You can even do these in an air fryer with a basket, but the technique and cooking  time may be different.

To make air fryer garlic herb chicken wings, you’ll need:

  • Wings
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Olive oil spray

That’s it! You probably have most of the ingredients already! I also recommend a meat thermometer to be on the safe side.

How to Make Crispy Garlic Herb Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

First, mix the spices for the dry rub together. Then, pat your chicken wings dry, using a paper towel. This removes excess moisture, which will help the skin crisp up.

Season the wings all over with the dry rub, place the wings on the cooking trays,and spritz with olive oil spray. You might be tempted to cram as many wings as you can on the tray, but the air circulates better when there’s more room. I tried it, and the wings cooked better and were crispier when they weren’t crowded.

Then, preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees. I know a lot of people don’t bother preheating, but I usually do anyway.

dry rubbed chicken wings on air fryer tray -- instant pot vortex

Cook Time for Air Fryer Chicken Wings

The cook time for air fryer chicken wings will vary with the brand, but it took 25 minutes in the Instant Pot Vortex. I had two trays full of wings in there, and I rotated the trays about half way through.

Tip — Check your wings before the cook time ends. It’s easier to add more time if needed before it’s finished and the air fryer has to start up again.

crispy air fried garlic herb chicken wings on cooking rackyed ch

I made a simple garlic butter sauce to pour over the wings. It’s optional, but it really enhances the flavor.

As  you can see, these dry rubbed garlic herb wings are crispy, golden brown and perfect! I wish you could taste how flavorful and delicious they are. So, don’t take my word for it — go make these beautiful wings, and see for yourself!

air fryer chicken wings with lemon and celery sticks on platter

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air fryer chicken wings on white platter

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wing Recipe

5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

By: Dee
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are seasoned with a garlic herb dry rub and baked in the air fryer until crispy and delicious. Perfect for dinner or game day! Keto friendly and low carb recipe!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • air fryer


  • 2 pounds chicken wings

Dry Rub

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • olive oil spray

Garlic Butter Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
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  • Pat chicken wings dry with paper towel
  • Mix the garlic powder, sea salt, pepper and Italian seasoning together in a small bowl. Rub seasoning over wings, and place wings on air fryer cooking trays -- outside of air fryer, and spritz with olive oil spray
  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees, then place cooking trays into air fryer
  • Set to Air fry for 25 minutes, rotating trays half way through cooking time
  • Wings should be 165 degrees according to meat thermometer
  • Pour garlic butter over wings or use as dip

Garlic Butter Sauce (optional)

  • Melt butter and garlic powder together, then pour over wings before serving or use as dip


Chicken wings were made in Instant Pot Vortex air fryer, but recipe can be used for any air fryer with trays. To make in air fryer with basket, follow manufacturer's instructions for pre heating, add wings to basket, shaking occasionally, and cook for 25 minutes or until done 


Calories: 220kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 481mg, Potassium: 139mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 237IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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  1. John says:

    Did these last night before the Super Bowl. Wife thought they were great! Son thought they were great! I thought they were great! Sampling the seasoning mix on it’s own were a little worried it might be too salty. The only thing we did different was to substitute lemon pepper in place of 1/2 the black pepper(wife not big on heat). We decided to try a batch before we committed to seasoning all the wings just in case. They came out perfect. Not overly salty tasting at all. They garlic butter sauce is a winner too. Will be doing again very soon!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much, John! I’m glad your family liked the wings!

  2. Joy Padilla says:

    Silly question- are you starting with frozen or thawed wings for this?

    1. Dee says:

      Not silly at all! The wings are fresh. If I have frozen, I thaw them out first so that the rub sticks to the skin.

    2. Joe says:

      I was wondering the same question. The only silly question is the one not asked. Lol

  3. Patricia @ Grab a Plate says:

    I love the garlic on these! They look so crispy and lovely!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Patricia. We love anything with garlic!