How to Reheat Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

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It can be tricky to reheat chicken wings without sacrificing some of their delicious magic. That’s why we always reheat chicken wings in the air fryer. Not only is it quick, they turn out just as crispy and juicy as when you first made them.

Since chicken wings are typically deep fried, using the air fryer to cook them and to reheat them helps build and maintain that deep fried quality of a super crispy exterior and locked in juiciness.

» You might like this Easy Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Recipe.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Next time you need to reheat chicken wings, skip the long process in the oven and the sogginess of the microwave and go straight for the air fryer.


Can You Reheat Chicken Wings in An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can use the air fryer to reheat chicken wings and it is actually the best, easiest, and fastest way to do so.

The circulating air in the air fryer crisps back up the skin of the wings and returns them to their original glory. As long as you are only reheating them one time, you will end up with almost the same great crispiness and juicy interior as you would the first time they were cooked.

In fact, you can use your air fryer to reheat a whole host of leftovers, even if they were frozen. Once you’ve tried the air fryer technique to reheat your wings, it will surely become your go-to method.

air fryer chicken wings

How To Reheat Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer

Since wings are on the small side, they reheat fairly quickly. It will take just 5-6 minutes to reheat chicken wings in the air fryer. If there was sauce, like one of these yummy sauces, on the wings, you’ll want to keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.

First of all, arrange the wings in the air fryer, taking care to place them in a single layer. This is important so that each wing gets surface air circulation to quickly recrisp the skin without overcooking the inside.

Set the air fryer temperature to 365 degrees F. Air fry the wings for 5 to 6 minutes, or until they’re heated through. For optimum results, flip the wings over about halfway through to ensure both sides get crispy skin.

In order to be safe to eat, chicken should have an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to determine whether the temperature has reached this safe level.

chicken wings in air fryer

Tips on How To Reheat Wings In Air Fryer

  • Eat the reheated wings immediately, when they are hot from the fryer.
  • Try to heat only as many as you can eat in one sitting, so you won’t have any leftovers from your leftovers.
  • There’s no need to preheat the air fryer, but if you do, keep an eye on the wings. They’ll reheat more quickly than they would if you’d started with a cold fryer.
  • Reheat wings of similar size. That way, they’ll be more likely to cook evenly, with no hot or cold spots.
  • There’s no need to add any more oil to the wings. There should be enough residual fat on the wings to preserve the texture.
cajun chicken wings

What is the Best Way to Reheat Chicken Wings?

We might be biased because we love our air fryer so much, but having reheated chicken wings in many different ways, I honestly believe the best way is in the air fryer.

Reheating wings in the air fryer is fast and easy. There’s no need to waste energy by turning on the oven, and you don’t have to wait for the unit to preheat. Just pop the wings in the air fryer, set the temperature, and wait. It’s true that you should flip the wings at the halfway mark, but that will only take a few seconds.

Since the air fryer preserves the crispy texture of the wings, they’ll taste almost as fresh as they were when they were first made. In fact, if you prefer, you can crisp them up even more.

Air Fryer Chicken Wing Recipes

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

We have a lot of chicken wing recipes you can use to cook your wings in the air fryer, either from fresh or frozen. Check out some of these:

Why Use an Air Fryer

An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven.


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