The other day, in my Instant Pot recipe post, I mentioned how our family enjoys our BBQ. According to my husband, BBQ ribs and chicken wings are all a man needs to survive and be the man he was destined to be. The man loves his chicken wings. He has also passed on that love to my oldest son, the teenager. That boy can put away some wings! Their favorite restaurant to visit is definitely Buffalo Wild Wings where they tear into some messy yumminess! However, with five of us eating there, that can really rack up the cost!
In order to keep the men folk in my house happy, I figured I had best start fixing wings in the air fryer! It is much more cost affective and healthier. Hello protein, iron, and potassium!!! Also, side note- did you know that chicken is rich in a mineral that is essential to supporting your teeth? That valuable mineral is none other than Phosphorus! This mineral also helps many other body functions like the kidney, liver and central nervous system function. These are just a few benefits of phosphorus, but there are many more to look up. Maybe this could be a project for your kids – researching phosphorus.
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Where does the Air Fryer come in? Well, the Air Fryer makes the chicken wings much more healthier and also gives the wings a lovely crisp texture without using oil. Crispy on the outside, nice and juicy on the inside! Perfection! Although this recipe keeps the wings light, healthy and simple, I do have another recipe that gets a bit fancier. However, you’ll have to stay tuned for that one…
This recipe is perfect for football games, parties, potlucks, picnics, get-togethers and, well, any event for that matter! If you don’t have an air fryer yet, you can snag one on Amazon! That is one of my favorite places to get kitchen gadgets.
Without further ado:
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 lb chicken wings
- Generously coat the chicken wings with salt and pepper, to personal preference.
- Place them in the basket of the air fryer and add the oil to the dispenser.
- Close and allow to cook on 360 for approximately 20-25 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165