Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

I am all about reducing food waste where I can, so I get excited when I get to use ingredients/sauces with more than one recipe. These air fryer chicken wings came into my life because of the delicious buffalo sauce that was made for the Blue is the Warmest Cheese Burger. You don’t have to use that sauce, you can follow whatever flavor your heart desires!



  • 1 Cup Pickle Juice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, smashed
  • Salt

Buffalo Sauce

  • 2/3 Cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 1 Stick
  • 2 TBSP White Vinegar
  • 1 TSP Cayenne
  • 1lb Chicken Wings, rinsed and patted dry

Let’s Get Cooking

Start with your brine. I let my chicken wings brine for at least 6 hours, max 12 hours.

In a large bowl combine all of the brine ingredients, be sure to heavily salt the water. Add in the washed chicken wings, cover the bowl with foil, and place back in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Once ready to cook, rinse and pat dry.

While the wings are brining, make your buffalo sauce. Combine the Frank’s Red Hot + butter + vinegar + cayenne in a small saucepan & stir over MED heat until the butter is completely melted. Remove from heat and let stand until cool.

When ready to cook, preheat your air fryer to 400F. If you want to bake these, preheat your oven to 400F.

Lightly oil the fryer and place a single layer of chicken wings into the basket, cook for about 20 min, or until the outside is crispy. I had to do multiple baskets due to my fryer being small. To keep warm, place your oven on the lowest temp and place on a sheet pan while the other batches are cooking.

Once all the batches are done, pour half of the buffalo sauce into a large bowl, add in your cooked chicken wings, then the remainder of the sauce, and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

I even had extra blue cheese sauce from the burger recipe that I served with the wings as well. YUMMY

Made with Love,