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Ninja Foodi Chicken Wings Recipe

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Did you know that you can make perfect chicken wings right in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer? If you own an air fryer and haven’t experienced making marinated or seasoned wings in it yet – you are most definitely missing out. 

Making chicken wings for potlucks, parties, game days and cook outs is an absolute must! The air fryer makes making chicken wings perfect, with only each set taking about 20 minutes from air fryer to table. Once you try chicken wings and how the skin is perfectly delicious and crispy, you may skip oven frying wings ever again!  

The best part is that making air fried chicken wings is so quick and easy that you can mix up the flavors for a full platter of perfectly seasoned or coated wing. Although its best to keep the wings in one layer to make sure the air fully circulates and gives you the best wing ever, flipping can usually help you do larger batches with similar results. 

And the reason to air fryer chicken wings in the Ninja Foodi over other methods? NO COOKING OIL! You get perfect crispy skin with tender meat on the inside. Healthy (or healthier) and fast, try flavors like garlic Parmesan, buffalo sauce or sweet and tangy honey BBQ. 

Ninja Foodi Chicken Wings recipe already air fried and ready to serve crispy

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Pressure Cooker, Air Fryer, and So much More!

And its not just wings.

If time saving, skipping going out to eat, and getting dinner prepped and on your way to relaxing for the evening speaks to you, you have got to invest into this thing.

And before anyone asks- nope, this is NOT a sponsored article. I had been talking about buying an air fryer and my husband said he had seen this at the store and I should check it out so I took a chance- so glad I did.

Literally everything I make takes half the time and has been easy. 

Ok, enough about that – let’s get to making those air fryer wings! Btw, as always on my site, if you want to skip my dialogue, you can head right to the bottom of the recipe where I include a print out.

This wing recipe also has a video that shows you the steps to your perfect wing. 

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Wings

The ease, simplicity, and deliciousness of an air fryer wing is like restaurant perfection without the actually trip to the restaurant.

I am SO excited to share with you my method and recipe on how to use your Ninja Foodi All in One to make delicious wings in just about 20 minutes. 

Before you get started, you have to choose your marinade.

There are hoards of amazing recipes for marinade perfection and I could make literally 1000’s of new articles on how to create marinades, but when I want wings, I simply want to pick out a sauce and get cooking.

For the purpose of demonstration on these wings, I am using a THAI PEANUT HOT SAUCE that I picked up at my local store in the marinate section.

Its absolutely delicious and makes a great sweet and spicy wing.

air fryer chicken wing with tongs

You can use this air fryer wing recipe to really use any sauce, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, or even homemade sauces and get the perfect seasoned skin and moist meat. 

Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone. 

Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started: 

  • 6-10 defrosted chicken wings –  I buy packages of wings and then mix up the marinade and seasoning when making, and in the case of the 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi, you can use a min of 6 wings and as many as 10 wings in the air fryer. 
  • marinade or BBQ Sauce

RELATED RECIPES: Ninja Foodi Macaroni and Cheese, Ninja Foodi Crispy Potatoes and Bacon, Ninja Foodi Popcorn, Ninja Foodi Corn on the Cob, Ninja Foodi Artichokes, Ninja Foodi Beignets, Ninja Foodi Cheesy Chicken Pasta

Frozen or defrosted wings?

When I am making wings, I like to grab them fresh.

I have not tested out my timing method on FROZEN wings so at this time of writing, I cannot let you know if its easily translatable to frozen chicken. If I redo this recipe in the future with frozen chicken wings, I will update.

Or, if you are reading and try it and care to come back and let ME know, I will update for readers wanting this method! 

How to make Ninja Foodi Wings

Open your wing package and generously season your raw wings with salt and peppercorn pepper. 

Using tongs, place each wing into AIR CRISP BASKET (the black one) side by side.

It is OK to let them touch and they line up pretty easily in the basket (same as the package). You can get up to 10 in at once.

If you missed spots on seasoning, which you can tell after you remove from the package, feel free to re-season IN the air fryer basket. 

add chicken wings raw in the air crisper basket

Close Air Fryer Lid (the one that is already hooked to your Ninja Foodi) and set your timing on AIR FRYER, 400 DEGREES, 10 minutes. 

Open at 10 minutes and FLIP wings over and reset for AIR FRYER, 400 degrees, 10 Minutes. 

flip chicken wings and recook for another 10 minutes

Once done, open Air fryer and flip back to top and, using a baster or brush right in the basket, add your sauce to the wings on both sides.

Usually you will need to coat 2-3 times. 

marinate your chicken wings right in the air fryer basket

Close air fryer and reset for 400 degrees for 3 minutes. 

chicken wings made in the ninja foodi and done in 3 minutes

WINGS ARE DONE!

Remove with tongs (they are hot). 

crispy air fryer marinate skin right out of the ninja foodi

Do not have a Ninja Foodi? 

Do not have a Ninja Foodi yet? I LOVE mine. I bought an all in one steamer, air fryer, pressure cooker and slow cooker in one – eliminating my need for multiple kitchen items.

I have found that this machine products the best results in an instant and having tested the Instant Pot, Vortex, and the Ninja Foodi, I ADORE this machine.

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Make sure you check out my video and ask any questions below.

I love to try new things, so please make sure to leave me a comment and tell me what works best in your home! 

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Ninja Foodi Chicken Wings (Air Fryer)


Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Ninja Foodi Chicken wings with BBQ sauce or Marinade, incredibly simplistic but totally delicious, a perfect chicken wing recipe in Foodi Air Fryer – VIDEO AVAILABLE! See how easy it is to make these wings. Perfect chicken wing appetizer and football favorite.

Ingredients
 

  • 6-10 defrosted chicken wings
  • marinade or BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  • How to make Ninja Foodi Wings
  • Open your wing package and generously season your raw wings with salt and peppercorn pepper. 
  • Using tongs, place each wing into AIR CRISP BASKET (the black one) side by side. It is OK to let them touch and they line up pretty easily in the basket (same as the package). You can get up to 10 in at once. If you missed spots on seasoning, which you can tell after you remove from the package, feel free to re-season IN the air fryer basket. 
  • Close Air Fryer Lid (the one that is already hooked to your Ninja Foodi) and set your timing on AIR FRYER, 400 DEGREES, 10 minutes. 
  • Open at 10 minutes and FLIP wings over and reset for AIR FRYER, 400 degrees, 10 Minutes. 
  • Once done, open Air fryer and flip back to top and, using a baster or brush right in the basket, add your sauce to the wings on both sides.
  • Usually you will need to coat 2-3 times. 
  • Close air fryer and reset for 400 degrees for 3 minutes. 
  • WINGS ARE DONE!
  • Remove with tongs (they are hot). 

Video

Notes

Please ignore the automated nutritional value on this post. Your wing calories and carbs will depend on the marinade you use.

How long do wings take in the air fryer?

Chicken wings take approximately 20 full minutes with defrosted chicken wings. 

What is the best way to cook wings in the air fryer?

The best way is to marinade or cover wings in favorite sauce, BBQ sauce, or seasonings and air fry. For best results, wings should be in a single layer.

Can you put raw chicken in an air fryer?

Yes! Not only can you cook chicken wings in the air fryer (or ninja foodi air crisp basket) but also raw chicken breasts for nuggets, tenders and stuffed chicken recipes. The air fryer is powerful enough to cook chicken through! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 757kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 3188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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21 Comments

  1. I fell in love with our ninja cooker
    Especially the air fryer
    You can almost cook anything in the air fryer

    1. I agree! I have the 6.5 and the 8 quart Ninja both!

    2. I have the 5 qt. Foodie. Im trying fresh BBQ wings tonite. As this size only comes with a smaller basket, I’m gonna improvise, unless you or your readers have suggestions. Thanks

  2. My wings came out perfect..thank you.. My husband bought me my Ninja 2 years ago!!.. I always make the joke..”Did he buy it for me or him??”” Becouse he gets all the benefits (food) I experiment with..I don’t know how i ever survived without it!!

    1. Tammy – First, so glad your wings came out great! I love making them in a pressure cooker – I never really loved oven baking as much when it comes to wings/thighs and the pressure cooker has opened that back up for me! I am sure you will find your groove w/ the cooker soon – I LOVE it for hard boiled eggs!

  3. Tiffany Duncan says:

    This was the first thing I made. Followed your directions and everything turned out so delish. Thanks.

    1. Yay! thank you Tiffany!! I love having chicken wings in the pressure cooker, so glad it worked well for you.

  4. I have the 8 quart, I’ve cooked about 30 at a time 400, 25 to 30 minutes, just stir/ flip every 7 to 8 minutes if more than a flat layer. I just toss in sauce when done, sure you could brush them, but a little more difficult if more than a single layer

    1. Thanks Charlie for the feedback and help for readers!

  5. I made naked wings using frozen drummettes. 390* for 22 min. They were terrific!

    1. thanks for the feedback, so glad you enjoyed!!

  6. Joy McCarthy says:

    My wings were perfect!!! Thank you. !!

    1. Awesome, yay!

  7. Phil Berht says:

    Because we like them crispier, I went 12 minutes on each side, then basted and did 3 more minutes on each side – worked great.

  8. This may be a stupid question. I just got the 8 quart on a Cyber Monday deal. Will the cook times be the same as with the 6.5 quart?

    1. So not all recipes timing is the exact same in the 6 versus the 8 quart – in this case because its the air fryer portion, its easy to check. Do it up to the timing listed and then check. You just open the lid and it will automatically stop. The main difference between the 2 is that the 8 quart is a little deeper, so if it needs extra time, it will just be a minute or so I think.

  9. Hi I’m from the UK just made my 1st lot ever of chicken wings in my Foodi max. I had about a 1kg of wings and thought I’d try using the wire rack so I could cook 2 layers of wings. I flipped and rotated them after 10 mins and then two more times at 6 mins each. Then finally flipped and rotated and basted them in bbq sauce before a final blast for 4 mins. They were perfect and my husband loved them!

  10. Mary Ostermeier says:

    I did fresh wings in the foodi on air fry. Came out perfect. Definitely will make them again.

    1. Thanks mary! Its my favorite way to chicken wing too! So glad you loved it,

      trisha

  11. Hi, do I have to worry about the sauce dripping through the bottom of the basket? Wouldn’t that make a huge mess under the basket?

    1. Hi Alexa! So any time you have grease it can drip through the basket to the holding basket. In this case, the ninja foodi, the inner air crisp basket goes into the ceramic gray container and you wipe out excess grease w/ a paper towel and throw away.

      One trick I use with bacon is to add a piece of bread between the air crisp basket and the inner ceramic pot. The grease hits the bread and basically toasts it and its easy to throw away with a LOT less mess.

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