These Dry Rub Air Fryer Chicken Wings are the easiest Air fried chicken wings ever! Made with a dry rub and an air fryer these chicken wings have the perfect crispy skin while having tender and juicy chicken meat.
Air Fryer Dry Rub Chicken Wings
I am not sure my husband is loving the air fryer as much as I am but I just can not help myself. I never expected to love the air fryer as much as I do but not only is it super easy to cook just about anything but I get the same crisp I love from deep fried foods with no oil making everything much healthier. These Air Fryer Dry Rub Chicken Wings are my most recent creation and boy are they delicious.
I love chicken wings, I love eating them for lunch, dinner snacks and appetizers. Before getting my air fryer it took forever to make wings because I would have to bake them in the oven. With my air fryer the cook time is quick, the prep is quick and they are so much healthier then using the deep fryer. I am sure once you make chicken wings in the air fryer you will make them that way always!
With an easy to make chicken dry rub, then just a toss in some olive oil, then tossed in the dry rub and cooked in the air fryer these air fried chicken wings are so easy to make! I love this chicken dry rub recipe and all the flavors it has and how crispy the skin gets on the chicken wings. And did I mention they are super easy to make?
Low Carb Chicken Wings Recipes
What is the best Air Fryer?
There are many different air fryers out there, amongst our team of foodies our favorites are the Cuisinart Air Fryer and convection oven combo and the Ninja Foodi 9-in-One. If you don’t have either of them you can use the air fryer you have, but if you are looking to get started with cooking food in an air fryer then our suggestion is that you want to get one of those.
What temperature do you Air Fry Chicken Wings?
For the best air-fried chicken wings you want to cook them at 400° for 20 minutes.
How long do chicken wings take in the air fryer?
When you place the chicken wings in the air fryer in a single layer you will cook them for 10 minutes, then flip them and cook them for another 8-10 minutes. It is important that the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.
What do you serve with Chicken Wings?
Chicken wings make a great main dish or an appetizer. There are so many different options when you are having chicken wings for dinner when it comes to the sides. The great thing about these low carb chicken wings is they are so flavorful that even those who are not eating low carb will love them. You can make low carb side dishes for yourself and your family’s favorite sides and have a meal everyone will love.
- Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- Broccoli Slaw
- Microwave Sweet potato
- cauliflower fried rice
- Mashed Cauliflower
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
What Ingredients are in a Chicken Wing Dry Rub?
I use paprika, garlic, onion, salt, cumin, Italian, pepper, and cayenne in my dry rub for chicken wings. The cayenne gives it a bit of a kick that is amazing. If you are not a fan of spice then you can omit that from the air fryer dry rub chicken wings recipe and they will still taste amazing.
How do I get my chicken wings crispy?
To get your chicken wings crispy, it is important to make sure the wings are dry. My preferred method is to sweat the chicken with salt in the refrigerator uncovered for at least an hour making sure to not over-salt the chicken. I like to let them sit for about 4-6 hours if I have time. For additional crispiness, dip the wings in cornstarch and spritz with oil. This will add another layer of crunch however you will need to use more oil to achieve it.
How do I separate the wings into drumettes and flats?
To separate your wings into drumettes and flats place your wings on a cutting mat and cut through the joints between the drums, flats, and tips. Poultry shears would also work great here. If you prefer, you can also purchase your wings already separated for a slightly higher price. Make sure to cut off the wing tip as they tend to burn and have no meat.
How to store cooked chicken wings
Place the cooked chicken wings in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. As per the FDA, refrigerate or freeze poultry within 2 hours of cooking or purchasing. Refrigerate within 1 hour if the temperature outside is above 90° F.
How Do You Reheat Leftover Air Fryer Wings?
When the wings cool and are stored in the refrigerator, oftentimes, they lose their crispiness. When you reheat the wings, you can reheat them in the microwave, oven, or Air Fryer. If you use the microwave, your wings will stay soggy. I recommend using the Air Fryer to reheat the wings. Heat the wings for about 3 to 4 minutes at 375.
Dry Rub Air Fryer Chicken Wings Ingredients
- Chicken Wings
- Smoked paprika
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Italian seasoning
- Black pepper
- Cayenne pepper
- Olive oil
How to Make Dry Rub Air Fryer Chicken Wings
In a small mixing bowl, combine the paprika, garlic, onion, salt, cumin, Italian, pepper, and cayenne until well combined.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the chicken wings with the oil.
Sprinkle the seasoning mixture all over the chicken wings, rub them all together until they are well coated.
Place the wings in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. Turn it on to 400°F for 10 minutes.
Flip the wings and cook an additional 10 minutes.
Repeat this with the remaining wings.
Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes
- Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Garlic Lime Chicken Legs
- Air Fryer Scallops
- Air Fried Cauliflower
- Air Fryer Broccoli
- Air Fried Hardboiled Eggs
- Air Fryer steak
- Air Fried Bacon
- Easy Chicken Parmesan
- Cajun Shrimp
Dry Rub Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- 1 pound chicken wings
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons oil
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the paprika, garlic, onion, salt, cumin, Italian, pepper, and cayenne until well combined.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss the chicken wings with the oil.
- Sprinkle the seasoning mixture all over the chicken wings, rub them all together until they are well coated.
- Place the wings in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. Turn it on to 400°F for 20 minutes, flip the wings halfway through.
- Repeat this with the remaining wings.