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Frozen chicken wings in air fryer

These air fryer frozen chicken wings with bbq sauce are super crispy and delicious. A lovely appetizer.
Course Appetizer/Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword frozen chicken wings air fryer, frozen chicken wings in bbq sauce
recipe air fryer frozen chicken wings, frozen chicken wings in bbq sauce
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 271kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 1 lb. frozen chicken wings or about 500 gm.
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Sauce or rub of choice

  • 3 tbsp. Bbq sauce


  • Pre-heat the Air fryer at 390 C or 200 C for about 4minutes. Take frozen wings straight out of the packet and place them in one layer in the airfryer.
  • I had whole wings that is drumettes, wingettes and tips. Since these were sold frozen, they were not portioned out.
  • I put in the frozen wings and air fried for 10 minutes. The wings thawed out quite a bit by then.
  • I pulled them apart and separated the drumettes and wingettes. The tips were discarded or used later for stock.
  • Sprinkle baking powder all over them and air fry for 12-15 minutes more till crispy.
  • The wings were crispy at the end of about 15 minutes. Also all the fat drained down making them healthier.
    In case your wings need more time, you can air fry for 3 minutes more at 390F.
  • Dunk them into Bbq sauce so that they are coated well. Air fry for another 4-5 minutes at 390F till nice and sticky. Serve hot with mint chutney or chipotle mayo.


1. Baking powder helps in crisping up the wings nicely. 2. These chicken wings are keto and low carb. 3. You could use Hot sauce or Sriracha sauce as a variation. 4. You can use fresh wings too and then follow this chicken wings recipe. 5. Garlic butter with pepper or Cajun dry rub in olive oil work wonderful to apply on crisped up chicken wings 7. Do Air fry for more time if the wings don’t look very crisp. 8. These chicken wings taste best when hot. You can reheat them by air frying for 3-4 minutes at 390F. These do leave the air fryer basket dirty. To avoid that you can use perforated parchment paper but then remember to flip the wings for even cooking.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg