Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings

Can you cook frozen chicken wings in air fryer? Yes! This air fryer frozen chicken wings recipe will show you how to, how long to cook for, tips, and answer frequently asked questions. This recipe is quick and easy, and the wings come out tender inside, flavorful, and with crispy skin. 

Serve as appetizers with dipping sauces or as a side dish with vegetables, rice, potatoes, or any other side dish of choice.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, British
Prep Time: 5minutes 
Cook Time: 25minutes 
Total Time: 30minutes 


  • 1 kg (2lb) Frozen chicken wings
  • ½ tablespoon smoked Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion granules
  • ½ teaspoon Parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 tablespoon Olive oil



  • Bring out the raw frozen drumsticks from the freezer. Add them to a bowl.If they are not in individual pieces and stuck together by ice, put them in the air fryer and air fry at 190C/380F for 5 minutes then use a spatula to separate them into individual pieces before adding them into a bowl. Drain the liquid settled at the bottom of the air fryer basket.

  • In a small bowl, mix the paprika, parsley, black pepper, onion granules, garlic powder, salt, and olive oil.
  • Add the seasoning mix to the chicken wings and mix until the wings are evenly coated.
  • Arrange the chicken wings in the air fryer basket or tray in one layer. Don’t stack.
  • Put the basket in the air fryer and air fry frozen chicken wings at a temperature of 200C/400F for 20 minutes. Flip them with a tong halfway into the cooking time.
  • If using sauce like bbq sauce, teriyaki, or, honey soy, brush on the drumsticks 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  • Bring out the air fryer basket, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes then serve.


  • If you are unable to separate the frozen wings into individual pieces by just running underwater, you can put them in the air fryer and air fry for 4 minutes then separate them into individual pieces, season, and then continue to air fry till cooked.
  • Cook from frozen no need to thaw/defrost them first.
  • You can use your favorite seasoning on the wings.
  • The pepper quantity stated in this recipe is a guide and can be adjusted to suit your taste.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer as that can make the wings cook unevenly. Arrange chicken wings in one layer in the air fryer basket or rack. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • If you’d like to toss in sauce like bbq sauce, do so in the last 5 minutes of the cooking time.
  • Note that bigger wings will take longer to cook than smaller ones so check on them from 20 minutes.
  • When you buy fresh wings, before putting them in the freezer, clean and portion.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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