Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer

These air fryer frozen chicken wings are perfect for every occasion. They are easy and quick to cook, and I am sure that everyone would love these crispy chicken wings. There are many different types of frozen chicken wings available in the store; raw, pre-cooked, plain, breaded, or sauced. Today, for this frozen chicken wings in air fryer recipe, I use plain raw frozen chicken wings and coat them with BBQ sauce. Yes, I am cooking these wings from frozen. If you prefer a dry rub on your chicken wings, you can defrost them first.

air fryer frozen chicken wings

How to Cook Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

First, preheat the air fryer for about 3 minutes to 400F. I prefer to preheat the air fryer so that the chicken wings can start cooking immediately. Next, spray some oil onto the air fryer basket.

frozen wings in air fryer

Place the frozen wings in the air fryer basket, on a single layer, so that they can cook evenly. I am using the Kirkland Signature Fresh Chicken Wings. Cook for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, open the air fryer basket and flip the chicken. Then cook for another 10 minutes.

crispy chicken wings

Once done, the chicken wings should be crispy and golden-brown.

BBQ Chicken Wings

Pour the barbecue sauce into a medium bowl. You can use store-bought BBQ sauce, or you can follow the recipe below for my homemade BBQ sauce. Take the chicken wings out from the air fryer and place them in the bowl. Stir and mix well to ensure that the wings are evenly coated.

bbq chicken wings in air fryer

After coating the wings, place them back into the air fryer. Cook for another 5 minutes at 400F.

frozen chicken wings in air fryer

Once 5 minutes is up, open the air fryer, the air fryer frozen chicken wings are ready to eat.

The wonderful thing about the air fryer is that you do not have to defrost the chicken or any other food you are cooking. It is so simple to use, and it makes fried food healthier as it does not require oil or use a minimal amount of oil for cooking the food. If you do not have an air fryer at home yet, you may check out these air fryer reviews before you make a purchase.

How to Make BBQ Sauce

This bbq sauce recipe couldn’t be easier to make! 

  1. Add tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper into a saucepan.
  2. Combine the ingredients.  Stir everything together in a saucepan.
  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then let it continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it has thickened slightly.
  4. And that’s it, let it cool and the BBQ sauce is ready.

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer

These air fryer frozen chicken wings are perfect for every occasion. They are easy and quick to cook, and I am sure that everyone would love these crispy chicken wing
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 persons

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Chicken Wings

  • 12 Chicken wings (frozen)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 can Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper (grounded)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

  • Preheat the air fryer for about 3 minutes to 400F.
  • Spray some oil onto the air fryer basket.
  • Place the frozen wings in the air fryer basket, on a single layer, so that they can cook evenly. Spray some oil onto the chicken wings.
  • Cook for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, open the air fryer basket and flip the chicken. Then cook for another 10 minutes. Once done, the chicken wings should be crispy and golden-brown.
  • Pour the barbecue sauce into a medium bowl. Take the chicken wings out from the air fryer and place them in the bowl. Stir and mix well to ensure that the wings are evenly coated.
  • After coating the wings, place them back into the air fryer. Cook for another 5 minutes at 400F.
  • Once 5 minutes is up, open the air fryer, the air fryer frozen chicken wings are ready to eat.

BBQ Sauce

  • Add all the ingredients into a saucepan.
  • Combine the ingredients.  Stir everything together in a saucepan.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer, then let it continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it has thickened slightly.
  • Let it cool, and the BBQ sauce is ready
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