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Air Fryer Bbq Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Bbq Chicken Wings

with BBQ sauce

  • Air Fryer
  • Baked

Not fried = Air Fried

  • 35
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



If you like Sticky Chicken Wings then you’re going to LOVE THESE Barbecued Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings.

Air Fryer Bbq Chicken Wings

Because they are sweet, sticky and extra crispy. Which make for the best wing experience in my opinion.

Of course you can skip the BBQ sauce and cook them with just some seasonings, but that is totally up to you.


Yes, the air fryer cooks them so well. I typically serve these wings with a side salad, which makes for a delicious and healthy weeknight meal.

And really all we are doing here is, covering the wings in your favorite BBQ sauce then placing them in the airfryer or oven to bake. Pretty easy if you ask me!

I encourage you to try my favorite bbq sauce, if your going to want the best wings. I have tried many sauces and you will not believe it.


Yes, in comparison to other methods of cooking chicken it is.

If you have never used an air fryer, now is the time. They are more affordable now than ever. Plus they are also a much healthier way to cook food, since the fat drains away and it is never deep fried.

Some people think that an Air Fryer is mostly for people who eat a lot of fried food. I admit I once was apart of that group, however I soon realised that if you like to bake foods too. Like I do, then the air fryer really cuts out a lot of the unnecessary fat.

Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Think of it, how do you typically bake chicken drumsticks or legs? If you are anything like me. You would place it on a pan in the oven and sometimes use a baking sheet to catch the grease.

However with the air fryer it elevates the food and allows all that (FAT) to drip away. 

But the NO NAME BBQ sauce from Walmart is our favorite!! We have all kinds in our fridge in which we never use, but this one. Man oh man is so good! See my picture below for the brand I LOVE!

marinating the air fryer chicken wings


Air frying is a healthy alternative to deep frying food. And most air fryers have been marketed in a way to make you think that this cooking technique is best for those who make a lot of those at home.  

Well I am here to tell you that you do not need to just be a deep fried food lover to want to use this cooking method. RATHER if you love to bake food, then this is also a great alternative. And in most cases is much healthier than traditional baking methods. 

Because air frying mimics deep fried foods but uses little to no oil. And if your cooking something fatty, the fat will drip away and off the food.

So you can enjoy all the same deep – fried or baked foods that we have all come to know and love again but in a healthy way.

The air hot air is what cooks the food not the oil. If you have some frozen foods on hand, feel free to throw out any deep fryer you may have because the air fryer can now do the same job. 

But it is not only frozen food that can be cooked this way, pretty much any food you can think of can. 

Air Fryer Bbq Chicken Wings



I currently have and use the T-fal ActiFry Fryer

Also on occasion I will use my Gotham Steel Fryer as well. *Goes direct in the oven.

Both tools work well for this recipe! 

T-fal ActiFry Fryer

Gotham crisper tray




  • If your using a Kitchen Top Air Fryer, follow your Air fryers cooking instructions for chicken wings.
  • Then coat the Chicken Wings in BBQ sauce.
  • Marinated the chicken for 15 minutes before air frying.
  • Place the Chicken Wings in or on the Air Fryer and allow it to do the Cooking.
  • The Chicken will be ready in 30 minutes! 

air frying the chicken wings


  • If your using the Gotham Steel Crisper I would advise to turn your oven to Conventional bake, which will make the chicken extra crispy. Otherwise if your oven does not have that setting you can simply place the crisper on the middle rack, which works well too.
  • Follow the same instructions above. 

Plus if you use the Gotham Air Fryer it is super simple to clean, I am talking hard sticky food at the bottom of the tray slides right off. No scrubbing at all is needed, it could not be more simpular guys.

Another reason I like the Gotham Air Fryer is because it cooks more food than the typical table top Air Fryers. Because it has a lot of space on that tray!

If you have a table top Air Fryer all these recipes will work the same. Because Air Fryers all use the same type of cooking techniques. 


Yes! However the BBQ sauce may not be so it’s best to read the label.

Wanting some more AWESOME Air Fryer recipes?

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air fryer chicken wings

Air Fryer Bbq Chicken Wings

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Not Baked & Not fried = Air Fried


  • 1 pd of Chicken Wings
  • 1 cup No Name Original BBQ sauce (Walmart)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Start by washing the wings off then place them into a large bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  3. Add in one cup of BBQ sauce, toss and cover for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, Preheat oven to 400 degrees f and bake for 35 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 1651mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 47gProtein: 3g

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