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Air Fried Chicken Wings

Dry Rubbed Air Fried Chicken Wings

These chicken wings soak in peppered buttermilk and are heavily covered in herbs and spices.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, chicken wings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Marinate: 6 hours
Calories: 203kcal
Author: David Wayne
Cost: $7


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings non frozen and cut into segments
  • Peanut Oil in spray bottle I use EVO oil spray bottle


  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper fresh ground
  • 1 Jalapeno chopped optional


  • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch or Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Peppers

Hot Honey

  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1-2 tsp Chipotle Cholula Hot Sauce or your favorite hot sauce



  • Mix buttermilk, jalapeno and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut through the joints of the chicken wings. Rolling the chicken wing as you push down toward the joint helps the blade find its way.
  • Throw the little wing tips away and add the wing segments to the butter milk mixture.
  • Let the wings marinate for at least an hour and up to 2 days covered in the refrigerator.

Dry Rub & Air Fry

  • Lay out the chicken wings on a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Cover the wings in the rub, flip the wings over, and cover the wings in the rub again.
  • Preheat your air fryer at 400°F for five minutes.
  • Spray air fry basket and chicken wings with oil.
  • Place chicken wings in air fryer basket oil side down and spray the wings again with oil.
  • Air Fry the wings at 300°F for 20 minutes.
  • Mix honey and Cholula hot sauce in a small bowl and set aside. You could also mix in a tsp of any left over rub for more flavor.
  • Spray wings with oil, flip the wings, and spray the wings with oil again.
  • Air Fry the wings at 350°F for 10 more minutes.
  • Plate the chicken wings, pour on as much hot honey as you want and enjoy.



Serving: 6wings | Calories: 203kcal