Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings
Good day everyone!
Are you ready to make some of that delicious air fryer BBQ chicken? Let’s get started with the ingredients below:
12 – 16 wings (depending on the size of your air fryer)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp olive oil (optional, I never need to use it)
non – stick oil spray
BBQ sauce – Some people will say 2 tbs, but I personally like to dip my chicken in the sauce, shake it a bit and put it in the oven. I prefer Sweet Baby Rays BBQ.
Another option for seasoning, if you do this, do not add salt! You can also go easy on the garlic and onion powder.
I LOVE using Adobe seasoning for this recipe. Lately, my wife has been on a diet and she said she couldn’t have mixed seasonings so I’ve been doing it the old-fashioned way.
Defrost the chicken. You can throw the unopened bag in the sink full of water before you go to work and get ready to cook it when you get home. Another option will be to open the chicken pour it in a bowl and have it in cold water with a constant stream of cold water flowing over it. You do NOT want your chicken to sit in still water if you can help it.
Also, DO NOT defrost your chicken with hot water! You will cook the chicken unknowingly. If your chicken was in cold water with a constant cool stream, it should be ready to go in about 30 – 45 minutes
You can mix all the seasonings in a bowl and mix the chicken that way. My personal preference takes a bit longer but it pays off for flavor. I like to season each individual piece myself.
Now, don’t think just because you have BBQ sauce, you don’t need to season the chicken. I remember being at a BBQ and this guy was going on about how good his BBQ sauce was that he made from scratch. When he made the chicken, he didn’t season it. The BBQ sauce was good, but the chicken wasn’t as enjoyable because I could taste the lack of flavor from the chicken not being seasoned. SEASON YOUR CHICKEN PEOPLE!!!
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Preheat your air fryer to about 360 degrees for 3 – 5 minutes. There are a lot of recipes for certain meats that tell you to put the sauce on now, regardless of what it is. I personally don’t like to put any sauce on my chicken during the initial cooking. A lot of times, the sauce burns off and I never taste it.
You may choose to put the sauce on now, but if I were you, I’d wait.
OK so your chicken is seasoned and your air fryer is preheated. You can now put your wings in the basket, it should still be at 360 degrees. The normal time is about 18 – 20 minutes but you need to add the BBQ sauce later.
So allow the chicken to cook for about 12 minutes. Flip them over and let them cook for roughly 5 more minutes. This is where it gets tricky, I recommend this if you are somewhat experienced and you’re familiar with your air fryer
Now you have to add BBQ sauce to each wing. You should have a bowl and pour the BBQ sauce in there. You can either use tongs to dip the chicken the BBQ sauce, or you can use a basting brush. Just make sure every piece of chicken gets its share of BBQ sauce. It should be flavored, but you shouldn’t have a large quantity of BBQ sauce dripping off the wings. Be tactful.
Once all of your chicken has been flavored you can toss them back into the air fryer for an additional 2 minutes. If you’ve done this correctly, the BBQ sauce should caramelize over the chicken while its cooking. You may add a few more minutes if you want some extra crispiness.
Wrapping it up
I hope your recipe turned out well. Please let me know in the comments below what you liked, didn’t like, improvements, or if you have any recipes you would like me to share, I would be more than happy to. Thanks for reading!