Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe


Buffalo wings, a popular American dish, are traditionally known for their deep-fried crispiness and a spicy sauce made from a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter. Originating from Buffalo, New York, these wings have gained worldwide popularity. This air fryer version offers a healthier alternative by reducing the oil used while maintaining the iconic taste and texture.



  • Chicken wings: 1 kg (split into flats and drumettes)
  • Baking powder: 15 g (helps crisp the skin)
  • Salt: 5 g
  • Garlic powder: 5 g
  • Onion powder: 5 g


For the Buffalo Sauce

  • Unsalted butter: 75 g
  • Hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot): 120 ml
  • White vinegar: 15 ml
  • Worcestershire sauce: 5 ml
  • Garlic powder: A pinch
  • Salt: A pinch (adjust to taste)




  • Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels to remove moisture.
  • In a bowl, mix the wings with baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder until evenly coated.


Cooking the Wings:

  • Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  • Set the Air Fryer to 190°C / 25 ~ 30 Mins, flipping halfway through.


Making the Buffalo Sauce:

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and salt, stirring until well combined.
  • Remove from heat.


    Tossing the Wings:

    • Once the wings are cooked and crispy, place them in a large bowl.
    • Pour the Buffalo sauce over the wings and toss to coat.


    • Serve hot with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing.


    Adjust the hot sauce quantity for desired spiciness.
    In the absence of an air fryer, bake at 220°C for about 45 minutes, flipping once.



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