With just 2 minutes of prep & 10 minutes of cooking you can make the best frozen Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer. Perfectly crispy thanks to a little bit of olive oil, and ready to drizzle with your favorite sauce.
Preheat the air fryer by running it at 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
Pour the olive oil over the frozen chicken wings and mix to spread the oil all over the pieces.
Place chicken wings in air fryer basket and air fry at 400°F (200°C) for 10 minutes, turning them once halfway. Serve immediately!
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Frozen chicken wings: This recipe is made for using frozen, pre-cooked chicken wings. This means they are cooked all the way, then frozen. If using frozen, un-cooked chicken wings, you will need to cook them for longer.
Other cuts of chicken: These instructions work for other cuts of chicken as well, such as drumsticks - as long as they are pre-cooked and frozen. For larger cuts like drumsticks you will need to add 5 minutes to the cook time.
Olive oil can be swapped for a different type of vegetable oil. Oil can also be skipped, but helps the wings cook nicely.
Tips & tricks
Preheat your air fryer to shorten the cook time - if you're not preheating it you might need more than 10 minutes
You can add seasonings with the oil - for example paprika powder, black pepper or garlic powder
Cook chicken wings in one layer for an even cook. If making more wings, cook them in batches.
Turn the wings halfway for an even cook
If you want to add sauce to your wings, do it after air frying
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days
Reheat chicken wings by air frying for 5 minutes at 300°F (150°C)