Air Fryer Hot Wings [Frank’s RedHot]

YieldPreparation timeCook timeTotal time
2 servings 10 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes

Would you like to know how to make air fryer hot wings? This is the best recipe for these hot wings. Even if you see a lot of ingredients, you might think it’s not easy, but you’ll be wrong. Honestly, this procedure is very straightforward, but if you like very flavorful wings, you need to spice them up.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg or around 8 raw chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 minced garlic cloves or garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon English sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Maggi sauce (optional)

For hot sauce (buffalo style)

  • 1/2 cup Hooters wing sauce medium or Frank’s RedHot buffalo wings sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon butter

In the absence of Frank’s sauce, use chipotle in adobo.

For blue cheese dip:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 ground garlic cloves
  • dash of salt
  • dash of ground black pepper

Equipment

Instructions

1. Rinse very well the fresh chicken wings. If you wish separate drumette, flats (wingettes), and tips.

2. Combine in a large bowl salt, garlic, black pepper, vinegar and English and Maggi sauce (two optional ingredients).

3. Toss the wings in the seasoning mixture, coating them evenly. Spray them with olive oil.

4. Transfer the seasoned chicken wings to the air fryer basket, and arrange them in a single layer, leaving spaces between them. Adjust the temperature at 400ºF (204ºC) and fry for 10 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, make the hot sauce by blending Frank’s RedHot buffalo wings sauce with melted butter.

6. Once the fried chicken wings have been cooking for 10 minutes, carefully remove them from the air fryer. Then, pour the hot sauce all over them.

7. With tongs, return them to the air fryer and cook for 10 more minutes at 400ºF. After the time is up, retire them and plate.

8. For your blue cheese sauce: In a separate container, combine sour cream, blue cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and black pepper.

9. Serve the sticky and crispy air fryer hot chicken wings with blue cheese sauce and celery sticks. Enjoy!

Can you cook air fryer hot wings?

Yes, you can fry from fresh to frozen hot wings. It is perfectly fine to use your air fryer to make hot wings from scratch if you desire. Remember, one of the big tips is to dry rub your chicken wings with the right ingredients to absorb all their flavors and make them delicious.

How to reheat frozen hot wings in the air fryer?

Simply, put your frozen hot wings into the air fryer without defrosting them first. Adjust the temperature and time to 370ºF (188ºC) for 15 minutes. When done, remove them from the air fryer, serve with a ranch dipping sauce and celery sticks, and prepare to be delighted!

How long do you cook fresh or frozen hot wings in air fryer?

Depending on the model and temperature, cooking times vary. So, a batch of raw chicken wings at 400ºF (204ºC) takes around 20 minutes to fry.

When you fry frozen hot wings, you should fry them for 15 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want your wings to be and when the wings become golden brown. Moreover, make sure to flip chicken wings to ensure they are fried evenly on both sides.

Frozen hot wing brands

Below are some different brands of spicy frozen chicken wings you might find at the supermarket:

  • Tyson Any’tizers, bone-in buffalo hot chicken wings, frozen.
  • Tyson Any’tizers, honey BBQ bone-in chicken wings, frozen.
  • Foster Farms, take out, crispy wings, classic buffalo style.
  • Foster Farms, take out, crispy wings, sweet chipotle BBQ.
  • Trader Joe’s, hot & spicy, chciken wings, sections fully cooked.
  • Pilgrim’s, blazin’ wings, breaded chicken wing sections.
  • Big C, spicy breaded cooked chickwn wings.
  • Field roast, buffalo wings.
  • TGI Fridays, buffalo style, frozen chicken wings.
  • Yummy, boneless wyngz, hot buffalo.
  • Perdue, buffalo-style boneless chicken wyngz.
  • Bird eye, cauliflower wings, buffalo style (for vegetarians)

For more information, look at the table below for other models. This will help you determine if your fryer can reach the needed temperature.


Cooking chart for hot wings

ModelCooking timeTemperature
Ninja Foodi20 minutes390ºF (199ºC)
Philips Airfryer XXL (HD9630)35 minutes375ºF (191ºC)
365ºF (185ºC)
Nuwave Bravo XL Grill20-22 minutes375ºF (191ºC)
Instant Pot Duo Crisp
+Air Fryer 6 & 8 Quart
20 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Gourmia30 minutes450ºF (232ºC)
Gowise USA15-20 minutes370ºF (188ºC)
Pampered Chef30 minutes
Cook’s essentials, qvc16 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Power XL 2&3 Qt Vortex25 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Kalorik30 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Krups10-12 minutes375ºF (191ºC)
Chefman20 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Cuisinart20 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Cosori22 minutes360ºF (182ºC)
Emeril Lagasse 36022 minutes400ºF (204ºC)
Breville Smart Oven30 minutes450ºF (232ºC)
Models, times and temps for air fryer hot wings.

Air Fryer Hot Wings

Would you like to know how to make air fryer hot wings? This is the best recipe for these hot wings. Even if you see a lot of ingredients, you might think it's not easy, but you'll be wrong. Honestly, this procedure is very straightforward, but if you like very flavorful wings, you need to spice them up.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried, air fryer, chicken wings
Servings: 2
Calories: 396kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 kg raw chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 minced garlic cloves or garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon English sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Maggi sauce (optional)

For hot sauce (buffalo style)

  • 1/2 cup Hooters wing sauce medium or Frank's RedHot buffalo wings sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Rinse very well the fresh chicken wings. If you wish separate drumette, flats (wingettes), and tips.
  • Combine in a large bowl salt, garlic, black pepper, vinegar and English and Maggi sauce (two optional ingredients).
  • Toss the wings in the seasoning mixture, coating them evenly. Spray them with olive oil.
  • Transfer the seasoned chicken wings to the air fryer basket, and arrange them in a single layer, leaving spaces between them. Adjust the temperature at 400ºF (204ºC) and fry for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the hot sauce by blending Frank's RedHot buffalo wings sauce with melted butter.
  • Once the fried chicken wings have been cooking for 10 minutes, carefully remove them from the air fryer. Then, pour the hot sauce all over them.
  • With tongs, return them to the air fryer and cook for 10 more minutes at 400ºF. After the time is up, retire them and plate.
  • For your blue cheese sauce: In a separate container, combine sour cream, blue cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Serve the sticky and crispy hot chicken wings with blue cheese sauce and celery sticks. Enjoy!

Notes

Calories were estimated using an online nutrition calculator. As a rough guide, it is not intended to replace the advice of a professional dietitian. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients used.

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