Air Fryer Chicken Wings w/ Dan-O Seasoning

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If you’re like most people, you love chicken wings—but not only are regular chicken wings not-so-healthy, they are a huge pain to fry at home.

If you’ve been craving some perfectly crispy chicken wings but want to save on calories and time in the kitchen, air fryer chicken wings are the answer for you.

Cooking chicken wings in the air fryer is a surefire way to get the crispiest skin and juicy flavor, and it takes just a few minutes of prep time—more time to watch the game on TV!

But it’s not as simple as just tossing them in the air fryer and calling it a day—we’ve got the top tips for making the best air fryer chicken wings, including a few simple steps and our favorite healthy seasoning to use (shoutout to Dan-O’s!). 

Tips For Cooking Chicken Wings In An Air Fryer

There’s nothing worse than greasy chicken skin that just seems to slide right off the wing—ick! 

Not to worry, it’s super easy to get crispy chicken wings in the air fryer, and our top tip is using one simple ingredient you probably already have in your pantry: baking powder!

Baking powder makes for extra crispy air fryer wings because it soaks up extra moisture, helping to dry and crisp up the skin. (P.S. baking soda is not the same thing!!)

Another tip for getting crispy air fryer chicken wings starts with the prep. Make sure to pat the chicken wings completely dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture before adding the baking powder. 

Now, let’s get into the ingredients!

Ingredient Spotlight:

We kept the ingredients super simple for these air fryer chicken wings, but feel free to experiment with any flavors you like! 

  • Chicken Wings: Obviously, chicken wings are the star of the show here. While you can get any type of chicken you like, we always recommend pasture-raised chicken because it’s better for both your health and the chickens’ well-being. We love Crowd Cow for easy access to the healthiest pasture-raised chicken! 
  • Baking Powder: As mentioned, baking powder is a key ingredient to getting your chicken wings super crispy—don’t skip this step!
  • Dan-Os Seasoning: We love Dan-O’s seasonings for their low-sodium take on the spice blends you love. But even though they are lower in sodium (which is better for heart health), they do not lack in flavor—try the Original Seasoning for a classic herb and garlic flavor or the Spicy Seasoning if you want to add a little heat.
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  • Butter and Garlic: Mix melted butter and garlic with the Dan-O’s seasoning to coat the chicken wings in a delicious homemade wing sauce. Who doesn’t love garlic and butter together?!
  • 0% Plain FAGE Greek Yogurt + ranch seasoning packet: For a healthier take on ranch dressing—with a huge protein punch—simply mix non-fat Greek yogurt (be sure it’s unflavored) with a ranch seasoning packet. Instant healthy ranch dip!

Once you pat your chicken wings dry and rub them with baking powder, simply throw them in the air fryer basket at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook them for 20 minutes. Take them out and immediately toss them in a bowl with a mixture of melted butter, garlic, and Dan-O’s seasoning. 

For an easy and healthy ranch dipping sauce, mix together non-fat Greek yogurt and a ranch seasoning packet. You could also use buffalo sauce, blue cheese dip, or another wing sauce that you love. Serve these with cut-up veggies for a healthier game-day snack—we love carrot sticks, celery, and thinly sliced radishes.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings w_ Dan-O Seasoning

Air Fryer Chicken Wings w/ Dan-O Seasoning

We’ve got the top tips for making the best air fryer chicken wings, including a few simple steps and our favorite healthy seasoning to use (shoutout to Dan-O’s!).

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine American

Servings 3
Calories 460 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 1 lb Chicken Wings
  • Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Dan-Os Seasoning

For ranch dip:

  • 0% Plain FAGE Greek Yogurt
  • Ranch seasoning packet

Instructions

 

  • Rub wings with baking powder
  • Place in air fryer for 20 minutes at 400F
  • In a bowl, mix garlic, melted butter, and Dan-O seasoning
  • Toss your wings and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 16gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 304mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 1066IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

Keyword Chicken, wings
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings FAQs:

How long do you cook chicken wings in an air fryer?

We recommend cooking chicken wings in the air fryer for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Do you use baking powder or flour for wings in an air fryer?

Baking powder is our recommendation for making the crispiest air fryer chicken wings. Flour can also make them crispy, but it creates more breading rather than crisping up the skin itself.

What is the secret to crispy air fryer chicken wings?

Baking powder! This versatile powder soaks up extra moisture, helping to dry and crisp up the chicken skin. Be sure not to use baking soda, which is not the same thing as baking powder.

Should I season my chicken wings before frying?

It’s up to you—if you have a flavorful sauce (like melted butter, garlic, and Dan-O’s seasonings), you can wait until afterward. Otherwise, feel free to add salt and pepper to the chicken wings before frying.



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