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Air fryer Chicken Wings
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
32 mins

Crispy air fryer wings made in 20 minutes! These Mexican inspired chicken wings are packed with flavour from a simple dry rub.

Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: air fryer, appetizer, chicken, chicken wings, dairy, dinner, easy, gluten free, grain free, how to, main, mexican, nut free
Servings: 3
For the crema and toppings
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice and zest from one lime
  • cilantro roughly chopped, for topping
  • serrano pepper sliced thin, for topping
  • cotija cheese crumbled, for topping
  • lime wedges for serving
  1. Dry your chicken wings with some paper towel first to get them nice and dry.

  2. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF.

  3. Pour the spices and salt into a large bowl and mix with a spoon. Add your chicken wings one at a time and toss well to coat, making sure that each one is very well seasoned and coated. This is important to ensure maximum flavour.

  4. Add a layer of chicken wings to your air fryer, bottom part up first (skin side down), it's ok if they touch a little, but don't completely overlap them. My air fryer does about 6 whole chicken wings at a time. Spray with avocado oil.

  5. Place in your air fryer and bake for 8 minutes. Remove and flip them over and spray with a little more avocado oil and bake for an additional 8 minutes.

  6. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet. Heat your oven to 250ºF and add the air fried chicken wings to the baking sheet. Then place this in the oven to keep the cooked ones warm. Repeat with the remaining chicken wings until all are done.

Make the crema
  1. In a small bowl, add the mayo, Greek yogurt and lime juice and zest. Mix with a spoon until well combined and then set aside.

  2. Plate your wings once all are air fried and drizzle with the crema and top with all the toppings. Serve and enjoy!