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Air-Fried Buffalo Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Marinate Time
2 hrs
Total Time
24 mins
Air-fried Buffalo wings are a favorite appetizer, but without all the guilt or trouble that comes with deep-frying. They are tasty, tangy and tempting! This recipe only has three ingredients so they couldn't be easier. I like to use fresh whole chicken wings because they are meatier than the already sectioned chicken wings that you find in the freezer section of the store. 
Course: Entrées, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Great Snacks
Servings: 4 About 20 Wings
Calories: 425 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup hot sauce like Crystal or Frank’s
  • salt to taste
  • Finishing Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ cup hot sauce like Crystal or Frank’s
  1. Prepare the chicken wings by cutting off the wing tips and discarding (or freezing for chicken stock). Then, divide the drumettes from the wingettes or paddles and place both in a bowl or zipper sealable bag.
  2. Combine the melted butter and the hot sauce and stir to blend well.
  3. Pour this over the chicken wings and let the wings marinate for 2 hours to overnight.
  4. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF for 3 minutes.
  5. Air-fry the wings for 12 minutes, shaking half way through cooking. When both batches are done, toss them all back into the basket for another 2 minutes to heat through and finish cooking.
  6. While the wings are air-frying, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and ¼ cup of hot sauce.
  7. Remove the wings from the air fryer and toss them again in this sauce and serve with some cooling blue cheese dip and celery sticks.

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Nutrition Facts
Air-Fried Buffalo Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 1032mg43%
Potassium 234mg7%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 23.3mg28%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.