Air-Fried Breaded Chicken Wings

With Magic Chef XL Air-Fryer helping me cutback on oil in my cooking I had to try making our family’s favorite, chicken wings. I debated for a while whether I should make the wings breaded or not. I wasn’t sure how the air-fryer would take flour so I watched a few videos on YouTube for reference. I guess it’s completely fine which is awesome because I prefer my chicken wings breaded. Now the test was if they’ll be crispy and will they cook perfectly.

The answer is YES!

Air-Fried Breaded Chicken Wings


  • Air-Fryer


  • 1 pack chicken wings, divided
  • generous sprinkle of lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • hot sauce


  • Season the wings with lemon-pepper seasoning.
  • Add 1 tbsp of cooking oil to the wings. Mix to coat evenly. You can skip this step if you want. The only reason I added 1 tbsp of oil is because I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I think it’ll be fine. For an option, lightly spray the wings with cooking spray instead.
  • Place 1 cup of flour in a ziploc bag. Season with lemon-pepper seasoning as well. Drench the chicken wings 6-8 pieces at a time with the flour mixture.
  • Place them in a pan to shake the excess flour off. Let that set for 5 minutes or so.
  • Place 10-12(depending on how big the wings are) or 8-10 pieces of wings into the air-fryer basket. This was the last batch of the wings so I was just trying to cook fast. Place less chicken wings just to be sure they’ll cook evenly. Place into the air-fryer. Set the temperature to 350° for 25 minutes.
  • Midway cooking, take the basket out to flip the chicken wings. Put it back to continue cooking. Give ’em another 5 minutes of cooking if necessary.
  • Enjoy the wings as is or if you love hot wings like we do: melt butter in a cup(use microwave, 30 seconds or so), add it into a bowl with some hot sauce. Do this in batches to coat the chicken wings with the hot sauce.

There you go. Air-Fried Chicken Wings coated with butter & hot sauce. It felt nice biting into these wings knowing they were not deep fried in so much oil. The wings were crispy and nicely cooked.

Served with homemade coleslaw on the side

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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