Ever since I bought my air fryer, I’ve fallen in love! It makes food so crispy but without all the frying oil. It’s best for making chicken wings!
This is the simplest dish and requires almost no prep work.
Hint: You will want to get yourself an oil sprayer. You don’t want to buy oils already in spray bottles (such as Pam or similar) because those typically include a chemical which will eat through any non-stick coating. Get an oil spray bottle and add your own oil such as extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil. (Never use vegetable oils. They are high in Omega 6 and very inflammatory).
You will need:
- 1-2 pounds of chicken wings
- Oil to coat the outside lightly, ideally in an oil sprayer
- Salt, ideally kosher (it sticks well to meat)
- Ground black pepper
- Garlic and/or onion powder, optional, or any other seasoning you may wish to put on the skin of the chicken.
- Prep the chicken. Spray one side with a little bit of oil (you can use a brush if you don’t have a spray), then sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings. Flip over each wing and repeat.
- Move the wings to your air fryer. You might want to read your own manual, but for mine, I turn mine to 400 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. At the 10 minutes mark I flip over each wing, spray with just a touch more oil and re-season a little, then continue frying.
- Optional step: If you want to put a sauce on them, take them out at 18 minutes and brush on the sauce. Then cook with sauce on the last 2 minutes. Add extra sauce after done frying if you want them extra wet.
This is the Air Fryer I use, but I’m sure there are other fantastic cheaper ones. I like this one because it came with a rack (so I can cook more at once), it has a “keep warm” function, and it’s the XXL size. I enjoy leftovers.