EXTRA CRISPY Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

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These Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings are the perfect last minute dinner that you can make without planning ahead of time.

Air fryer Frozen Wings

Most of the time, if I do not plan ahead for dinner on the Keto Diet, we end up eating a low carb protein bar or Keto Ice Cream.

The first thing that I made in my air fryer was chicken wings. They came out delicious and amazing and sold me on using my air fryer as much as possible! I brought them to a party and was endlessly compliment for my chicken wing expertise. WOOO HOOO!

Normally, I would defrost the chicken wings in advance of making them in the air fryer. One day, I was in a rush and had forgotten to pull something from the freezer.

I was faced with the dilema of kicking myself out of Ketosis or air frying frozen chicken wings. This is when I discovered you can cook frozen chicken wings in the air fryer with no defrosting needed! GENIUS!

Keto Air Fryer Recipes

The air fryer has come in handy while cooking on the Keto diet. Here are some more low carb air fryer recipes for you to try.

You can also make wings in the instant pot like we did here.

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

To make frozen chicken wings in the air fryer, you will only require the air fryer, thongs, and a towel or paper towel to wipe out the bottom of the air fryer through the cooking process.

In order to get crispy chicken wings, from frozen wings, you must remove any liquid that will surely drip off the wings as they cook.

In this recipe, I used the Ninja Foodi Air Crisper Setting. For this air fryer, you need to preheat it before cooking. Not all air fryers require preheating so I did not include it in the instructions.

For this recipe, I used my favorite wings from Whole Foods. I get them delivered for free through my Prime Subscription. Learn more about Amazon Prime Benefits here.

Whole Foods Wings

You can get the full nutritional information and the full recipe with ingredient and instruction in the printable recipe card at the very bottom of the blog post.

Favorite Chicken Wing Dry Rubs

These chicken wings really do not need a ton of flavor as the crispiness speaks for themself. However, I do like to spice them up to keep my dinners interesting.

You can also dip your wings in dry rub before air frying them for the last 5 to 10 minutes. Here are some of my favorite dry rubs for chicken wings in the air fryer or cooked elsewhere.

We have added the Wing Dust to our Amazon Subscribe and Save every month since we love it so much!

You can also dip your wings in sauce before air frying them for the last 5 to 10 minutes. For this recipe, I mixed olive oil, avocado mayo, dijon mustard and Frontier Co-Op Organic Poultry Seasoning.

Chicken Wing Sauce

Tips on Making Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer

Start by adding the frozen chicken wing into the air fryer. If you can break them up and spread them out, then do so. It is not necessary if they are stuck together in a frozen block as mine were in this case.

Air Fryer Frozen Wings

The goal is to get the chicken wings spread out in a single layer so that they are not layered on top of each other.

Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

After 5 minutes of air frying, use tongs to break apart the wings and flip them over.

Air fryer Frozen Wing

Use a kitchen towel or paper towel with an oven mitt on to wipe out the bottom of the air fryer under the air fryer basket.

wipe out the air fryer

Set the chicken wings in the air fryer to cook for another 10 minutes.

Then, flip the wings over again and wipe out the bottom of the air fryer under the air fryer basket again.

At the 20 minute mark, remove and toss the wings in seasoning or sauce before returning them to the air basket. Check to see if any wetness is in the bottom of the air fryer and wipe it out if there is.

Tips on Making Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer

Cook the wings for 5 to 10 minutes more depending on your preference of crispiness. For extra crispy, allow the wings to cook for the full 10 minutes.

Frozen Wings in Air Fryer

How to Reheat Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer?

To reheat the chicken wings, set the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 to 7 minutes. 

Air fryer Frozen Wings

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Yield: 12 Wings
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 Frozen Chicken Wings¬†

Instructions

  1. Start by adding the frozen chicken wing into the air fryer. If you can break them up and spread them out, then do so. It is not necessary if they are stuck together in a frozen block as mine were in this case.
  2. The goal is to get the chicken wings spread out in a single layer so that they are not layered on top of each other.
  3. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes of air frying, use tongs to break apart the wings and flip them over.
  5. Use a kitchen towel or paper towel with an oven mitt on to wipe out the bottom of the air fryer under the air fryer basket.
  6. Set the chicken wings in the air fryer to cook for another 10 minutes.
  7. Then, flip the wings over again and wipe out the bottom of the air fryer under the air fryer basket again.
  8. At the 20 minute mark, remove and toss the wings in seasoning or sauce before returning them to the air basket. Check to see if any wetness is in the bottom of the air fryer and wipe it out if there is.
  9. Cook the wings for 5 to 10 minutes more depending on your preference of crispiness. For extra crispy, allow the wings to cook for the full 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Wings Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 88Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 22mgSodium 105mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 5g

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