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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Gluten-Free)

  • Author: felicia | Dish by Dish
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The easiest and crispiest air fryer chicken wings you’ll ever make. These are seasoned with paprika to give them a little heat, crispy outside, juicy inside, and taste so good you’ll be making them on repeat! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly too, these wings make the perfect snack or appetizer. Best eaten with our homemade Sriracha chili sauce or this 5-minute easy garlic aioli.


  • 1 pound fresh chicken wings (flats and drums only, remove the tail)
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh chopped parlsey, for garnishing (optional)
  • Sriracha chili sauce or garlic aioli for serving (optional)
  • Fresh lemon wedges, for serving (optional)



  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel, and place them in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the ground paprika, salt, and pepper together and sprinkle the mix all over the chicken wings, and then use your fingers to rub the seasoning all over the chicken.
  3. Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray preheat the air fryer to 400F for 3 to 5 minutes. Once the air fryer has been preheated ready, place the chicken wings in a single layer (or two if necessary). Cook for 15 minutes, flipping the wings over every five minutes until golden brown and crispy on all sides.
  4. Serve chicken wings hot with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley and our homemade Sriracha chili sauce or easy 5-minute garlic aioli.


Do Not Overcrowd: Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to place the wings in one or two layers. I don’t suggest more than 2 layers, and I highly recommend flipping the wings every 5 minutes so that they brown and crisp evenly on all sides. 

Fresh vs. Frozen: I used fresh chicken wings in this case, but you can also use frozen chicken wings. Just make sure to defrost the chicken wings first before using them.

Multiple Batches: If you plan to cook various batches for a crowd, simply place the cooked wings in the oven at 250F to keep them warm until the rest of the wings are fully cooked.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fryer chicken wings

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