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Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Make the BEST Air Fryer Buffalo Wings that are crispy, spicy and super flavorful in just 30 minutes with this easy hot wings recipe!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 217kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • air fryer


For the Buffalo Wings

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • olive oil spray

For the Buffalo Wing Sauce

  • ½ cup hot sauce, like Frank's
  • 2 tablespoons butter


For the Buffalo Wings

  • Mix the sea salt, garlic powder, pepper and baking powder together in a small bowl
  • Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel
  • Sprinkle dry rub mix over chicken, and rub into wings until well coated. Spritz with olive oil
  • Place wings evenly on air fryer cooking trays, and preheat air fryer to 390 degrees according to manufacturer directions
  • Place cooking trays in air fryer, and cook for 30 minutes, switching trays about halfway through cook time. Optional -- Increase temperature to 400 for last 2 minutes of cooking,
  • Dunk wings in Buffalo sauce until well coated, and serve immediately

For Buffalo Wing Sauce

  • Heat the sauce and butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave until butter is melted, and mix until well combined


Recipe was made in Instant Pot Vortex Air Fryer, but it can be made according to directions in any oven-style air fryer.
For basket-style air fryer, follow manufacturer's instructions, cooking wings in batches, if necessary.
If using Buffalo Sauce, you can skip the butter when preparing sauce.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg