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Air Fried Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs


  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings (About 16 drumettes and wingettes)
  • 1/2 cup Potato Starch
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper


  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • Liberally season the wings on both sides with kosher salt & freshly ground pepper.
  • Place the potato starch in a bowl, then coat the chicken wings on all sides, shaking off any excess starch.
  • Place the wings in the fryer basket, leaving room so they don't touch each other. This will help make them evenly crisp.
  • Air fry the wings for 20 minutes at at 375 degrees.
  • Increase air fryer temperature to 425 degrees and cook for another 15 minutes; turning the wings at least once to crisp evenly on both sides.
  • Season the wings with more salt & freshly ground pepper right when they come out of the air fryer.


  • This recipe uses a Breville Smart Oven Air for air frying. Other air fryers might require slightly different technique or cook times.
  • For easier clean-up, I like to place a foil-lined baking sheet below the Breville air fry basket to catch any drips.
  • If you don't have an air fryer, the wings can be cooked in a convection oven, but cooking times might be slightly longer.