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.
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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.
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
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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.
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).
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Ninja Foodi Chicken Wings (Air Fryer)
- 6-10 defrosted chicken wings
- marinade or BBQ Sauce
- 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).
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!
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