How Long to Cook Frozen Wings in Air Fryer


I’m a big fan of air fryers, but not all of them can handle frozen chicken wings. The best ones have powerful heating elements that can handle a lot of wattage and heat up quickly. However, if your air fryer has a weaker element or just isn’t very powerful at all (like mine), then it might not get hot enough in time to cook the wings through before they start burning on the outside. So how can you tell if your air fryer is strong enough? Well, if it’s supposed to be able to cook six pounds of food at one time and it only takes five minutes for your frozen chicken wings to finish cooking in there then you’re probably good! If not though—and this is especially true when cooking smaller quantities like when only making one or two servings—then below are some tips on what kind of times work best when cooking frozen chicken wings in an air fryer:

How Long to Cook Frozen Wings in Air Fryer

Frozen chicken wings are a convenient way to cook chicken. The air fryer is a great way to cook frozen wings, but it’s important to know how long you need to cook your wings in an air fryer.

The size of the wings will determine how long they take in the air fryer. For example, if you have large frozen chicken wings (about 11/2 pounds), they will take about 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit; medium-sized ones (about 1 pound) will take about 15 minutes; and small ones (less than 1 pound) may only need 10 minutes.

Step 1: Preheat your Air Fryer

  • Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F and preheat it for 10 minutes.
  • While you’re waiting for your air fryer to preheat, prepare the wings by cutting off any excess skin or fat with a sharp knife or kitchen shears.

Step 2: Prepare the wings


To prepare the wings, first remove the skin from each wing. Then cut each wing into three pieces (including drumette). If you’re using a sauce or spice rub, make sure it is oil based so it won’t splatter in your air fryer.

Step 3: Add the frozen wings to the air fryer basket.

  • Add the wings to the air fryer basket. Make sure you add them in a single layer, and don’t let them touch. If necessary, you can add the wings in batches–just make sure that each batch is spread out and not touching.
  • Place the rack with your cooked chicken on top of it into your oven (if you’re using one), making sure to keep it at least 3 inches away from any heating elements or other parts of your oven that get hot during normal cooking operations (like broiler burners).
  • Turn up temperatures as high as they will go–this is usually 500 degrees Fahrenheit for most modern electric ovens–and cook until crispy browned all over but still juicy inside (about 12 minutes if they were raw).

Step 4: Set a timer for 6 minutes and let the air fryer work its magic!

Now that your wings are in the air fryer, it’s time to set a timer for 6 minutes. Once the timer is up, open up the lid (don’t worry–you’ll still have hot air coming out) and flip all of your wings over so they’re facing down. The reason we do this is because some people like their chicken crispy on top as well as underneath, while others prefer just one side crispy and not both.

Repeat step 4 until all of your wings have been cooked!

It is possible to cook frozen chicken wings in an air fryer, but it’s important to follow a few simple steps first.

It is possible to cook frozen chicken wings in an air fryer, but it’s important to follow a few simple steps first.

  • Preheat your air fryer for at least 5 minutes before adding the wings to ensure that they heat up evenly and don’t burn on one side.
  • Prepare the wings by removing any excess fat from each wing and shaking off any loose skin or seasoning that may be clinging to them (so as not to clog up your fryer). This will also help them cook faster because there won’t be as much moisture inside of them!
  • Add the frozen wings into your basket of choice–we recommend using parchment paper if possible; this way you can simply lift out what has been cooked without having any oil dripping all over everything else in sight…and we all know how messy those things can get sometimes! If no parchment paper was used during cooking process then make sure there aren’t any drips left behind after removing cooked items from basket(s).


I hope this article has given you a better idea of how long it takes to cook frozen chicken wings in an air fryer. It’s important to remember that not all brands are created equal, so if your first attempt at cooking these tasty treats doesn’t go as planned, don’t give up! Try another brand or try cooking them on a lower temperature setting next time around.

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