Air Fryer Wings Buffalo Style

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings are my go-to appetizer for game days. Or if we are wanting to change up our weeknight meal, I will whip up a batch of these keto buffalo chicken wings. Spicy, savory, and finger-licking good. Pair with blue cheese dressing or ranch to tame down some of the heat. Just another one of those great air fryer recipes!

keto buffalo chicken wings

Keto Buffalo Chicken Wings

If you are on the hunt for the best air fryer buffalo wings, you just found it! You can use frozen chicken wings, so no need to remember to thaw the wings beforehand. Grab your favorite buffalo wing sauce and get to cooking. 

Air Fryer Wings

This is one of my favorite air fryer recipes. You get that tender and moist chicken with a crunchy skin that is slathered in buffalo sauce. Chicken wings at home can taste just as good as your favorite wing stop. 

Air Fryer Chicken Wings VS Deep Fried Wings 

The biggest difference between the two, is air fryer chicken wings are cooked by using hot air. The Air Fryer circulates air around the wings, giving them the deep-fried texture without the oil. Fried wings are tasty but full of empty carbs. In our home, the air fryer method is just as tasty and you don't want away feeling guilty. 

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Tips For Making Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings Successfully 

Cooking Spray 

Give you basket or air fryer tray (if using oven style) with cooking spray. This will help prevent the chicken from sticking to the basket. 

Space Between Wings 

Leave space between each wing so that the air can fully circulate around the chicken wings. By doing so the whole area of the wing will crisp up. If you leave your wings to touch, they will be soggy or under cooked in those areas. Batch cook if need be. 

Rotate Wings 

During the cooking process, you need to baste and flip your wings. This will offer an even cook with a crispy and sticky texture of the wing sauce. This will give you crispy chicken wings as you want. 

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Can You Tame Down Buffalo Wing Sauce 

Absolutely! If you are not great with extra hot you can buy a mild buffalo wing sauce, or dress it up to tame down the heat. To tame the heat of store-bought regular wing sauce, follow this step. 

Take around 8 ounces of your wing sauce, and add in 6 tablespoons of butter. Let it melt down on stove or the microwave. Then add in a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Stir and taste.  

How Long Do You Cook Air Fried Chicken Wings 

My recipe requires around 25-30 minutes to cook these hot wings. It all depends on the size of your wings. So just watch and check your chicken to navigate of the chicken is done or not. 

Are Buffalo Chicken Wings Keto 

If you buy a low carb wing sauce or make your own wing sauce, then yes they can be keto-friendly. You just have to be aware of the sauce you use, as many are loaded with sugar. Try my air fryer  Avocado Fries as well! 

air fryer avocado fries

What Do You Serve With Chicken Wings

You will find blue cheese dressing or even ranch are traditionally served with chicken wings. I also recommend adding in some celery and carrot sticks. They will help tame down the heat and cleanse your palette. 

Can You Reheat Chicken Wings In Air Fryer 

Spray down the basket with cooking spray, and heat to 400 degrees. Then lay wings out your leftover wings and heat for 5-10 minutes or until they are heated through. 

You can also toss these in the microwave, or even in the oven to heat them up that way. 

Craving More Chicken Recipes 

  • Classic Dill Pickle Chicken Salad | A great light lunch option to whip up in a hurry. Tangy, creamy, crunchy and tasty. 
  • Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip | Another way to spice up your mealtime. This creamy and spicy dip is incredible. Pair with some fresh veggies or cloud bread and dive in. 
  • General Tso Chicken Meatballs | You will find low carb and a regular option for making these meatballs. You get that general tso flavor in these meatballs. 

Let's Make The Recipe!

Ingredients 

  • 2 to 5 pounds frozen chicken wings
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

air fryer chicken wings

Directions

  1. Preheat air fryer OR oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken wings. 
  3. Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Place the chicken wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  4. Cook chicken wings for 20 minutes
  5. Mix sauce and melted butter. Baste wings, cook additional 10 minutes. 
  6. When cooked through, remove from air fryer and place in a bowl. Toss with additional sauce if desired. 
  7. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dipping. 

air fryer chicken wings

Keto Buffalo Wings

air fryer keto wings

Super simple keto, but family friendly (because, guess what? They are just naturally KETO!) buffalo chicken wings made either in the air fryer OR oven!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2lbs chicken wings
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer OR oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken wings.
  3. Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Place the chicken wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  4. Cook chicken wings for 20 minutes
  5. Mix sauce and melted butter. Baste wings, cook additional 10 minutes.
  6. When cooked through, remove from air fryer and place in a bowl. Toss with additional sauce if desired.
  7. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dipping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1259mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g

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