These Vortex Air Fryer Chicken Wings are a classic but made so easy! They come out of the air fryer crispy, tender, and flavorful. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are a party favorite, so get ready to perfect your wings recipe for football season!
Why We Love Making Chicken Wings In The Vortex Air Fryer
Chicken wings are the best game-day food, and I love that there are so many varieties that you can make. I am partial to a classic chicken wing with tangy, spicy buffalo sauce. Making wings is one of the main reasons I even purchased an air fryer. And my two teenagers at home were thrilled!
This recipe features a classic buffalo sauce, and the air fryer will make these wings so crispy you will probably think they were fried! If you go to a restaurant to get wings, they are deep-fried. The good thing about this recipe is that air-fried wings are healthier since they aren’t sitting in a vat of oil while cooking.
Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Party Wings- You can get party wings in the grocery store’s meat section. They are usually a mixture of flats and drumettes.
- Hot Sauce- You can use your favorite cayenne-based hot sauce. A popular one is Frank’s Redhot Hot Sauce.
- Butter– Butter makes the sauce creamier.
- Worcestershire Sauce– This adds a nice umami flavor to the buffalo sauce.
- Tabasco– For added heat as needed.
How to Make Chicken Wings in the Vortex Air Fryer
- Place your chicken wings in the air fryer basket. Set your air fryer to 380 degrees F, and bake for 12 minutes. Flip the wings over and bake for another 12 minutes.
- Then, increase the temperature to 400 degrees F and cook for another 5 minutes. You can cook these until they are at your desired crispiness.
- Mix the hot sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and tabasco in a medium saucepan. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat until everything is mixed together.
- Once the wings are done, toss them in a bowl with the hot sauce and coat the wings evenly with sauce.
- Serve with ranch or blue cheese, and enjoy!
- Don’t use frozen chicken wings in this recipe. If you have frozen chicken wings, let them thaw before air frying them to ensure maximum crispiness!
- To make your wings crispy outside, dry them off with a paper towel before putting them into the air fryer.
- Wings are generally hard to overcook since they are dark meat and have a higher fat content. So make sure you cook them as long as needed for crispy skin!
- Line or grease the air fryer basket with parchment paper to ensure the wings don’t stick!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can make delicious wings in a normal oven. It takes a significant amount of time in the oven for them to become crispy, though. For crispy wings, try baking them in the oven at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour, flipping halfway through.
Place the leftover wings in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them in a preheated air fryer at 350 degrees F for 3-4 minutes or until heated. It is best to use the air fryer to reheat them to keep them crispy!
What to Serve with Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
You can serve these buffalo chicken wings on their own, or to make a meal out of it add some Air Fryer Shoestring French Fries or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries along with a Cucumber Salad, ranch, and some carrots and celery!
More Air Fryer Recipes You’ll Love
- Air Fryer Apple Bourbon Glazed Chicken
- Air Fryer Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken
- Air Fryer Chicken Fritters
- Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Legs
These Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings are a classic but made so easy! They come out of the air fryer crispy, tender and flavorful.
- 2 pounds chicken wings fresh or frozen
- 12 ounces hot sauce
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoons tabasco or to taste
Start by putting your chicken wings in the air fryer basket on the tray.
Set the temperature to 380 degrees F, for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes flip the chicken wings, and set for another 12 minutes.
Then increased the temperature to 400 degrees F, for another 5 minutes. Check with a meat thermometer to make sure they are fully cooked; if not, or if you like them crunchier, add another 5 minutes.
Then in a medium saucepan, mix together the hot sauce, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco. Heat in a medium-sized saucepan.
When the wings and sauce are done, toss them in the hot sauce,
Plate, serve and enjoy!
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