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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Air fryer frozen chicken wings are super crispy, fast and make the perfect appetizer or game day snack! 
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 wings
Calories 107kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $6


  • Air fryer


  • 6-8 frozen chicken wings
  • Buffalo sauce (optional)


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Put frozen chicken wings in air fryer in a single layer. For crispiest wings, it is best to give them a little room. 
  • Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes on first side. A precooked frozen chicken wing will be closer to 10 minutes.
  • Flip each frozen chicken wing. 
  • Note: If cooking raw frozen wings, if there is significant moisture in the fryer basket you can drain it. Be careful not to burn yourself or cross contaminate with raw chicken juice. Some air fryer models and sizes may not require draining so you will learn what works best for your air fryer model.
  • Cook for another 10-15 minutes. Again, a precooked chicken wing will be closer to 10 minutes. 
  • Check your air fryer frozen chicken wings for desired crispiness and make sure they are cooked through. FDA recommends internal temperature of at least 165 degrees.
  • Place air fryer chicken wings in large bowl and add any desired sauces or seasonings. 


Important: Not all frozen wings cook the same. You will need to adjust your cook time based on the following cooking variables:
  1. Air fryer model and size of fryer basket
  2. Size of chicken wings
  3. Whether chicken wings are raw, precooked, breaded or pre-sauced.
  4. How many wings you are cooking (I recommend 1 single layer for maximum crispiness).
Internal Temperature: FDA recommends cooking all poultry to minimal safe internal temperature of 165° F (74° C).
Air Fryer Chicken Wing Quick Tips:
  1. Don’t crowd your basket! Chicken wings need room for the air fryer to circulate air producing that delicious crispiness! 
  2. Flip your wings halfway through. Use tongs and be safe.
  3. Make sure your air fryer is clean. A dirty air fryer can get cause unwanted smoke.
Tyson Frozen Chicken Wings (Pre-Cooked): Preheat air fryer 400 degrees. Cook on 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Sauces and Seasonings:
Seasoning: After wings are done cooking, place wings in large bowl and sprinkle with seasonings or your favorite dry rub.
Sauces: After wings are done cooking, place in large bowl and toss in wing sauce. An extra trick is to let them cook for an additional 1-2 minutes in the air fryer and then sauce then again. That adds some extra caramelization and saucy goodness!


Calories: 107kcal | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 75mg | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg