Air Fryer Boneless Wings

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BBQ air fryer boneless wings made with a light batter and much healthier than your average deep fried recipes. These are made in the air-fried for maximum crunch without the extra calories.

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Why Make These Air Fryer Boneless Wings

They are way less messy than the typical fried wings. They are also quite a bit healthier! Serve them with my Lemon Kale Caesar or Homemade Crispy Fries.

These boneless wings are kid and husband approved (AKA they are delicious) They have a light breading on them and the air fryer cook gives them a perfect crunch. You won’t miss the deep fried wings and you can use any sauce flavor to toss them in.

If you love these or love crispy chicken, consider making my Honey Mustard Wraps. They make a great elevated meal and I can assure you the whole family will love them as well.

Ingredients Needed

All ingredients on a counter in small bowls and small dishes.

Chicken Breast. You will want a boneless and skinless breast. Thawed rinsed and dried.

Eggs. To make the crispy batter for these boneless wings.

Seasoning. These wings hold most of their flavor in the batter! Cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder.

Corn Flakes. This will be crushed up and it gives the batter on the wings a nice crispy texture you will love!

All other ingredients and measurements are listed in recipe card below.

Recipe Variations

Flour. Use almond flour or gluten free flour blend

Corn Flakes. Panko bread crumbs will also work.

Sauce. Use teriyaki, barbecue, hot sauce, buffalo, lemon pepper, hot honey or make them “naked”

How To Make This Recipe

Step One. Clean chicken and pat dry it. Slice into even, bite sized pieces. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, flour, corn flakes, seasoning. Mix with a whisk.

Step Two. Mix eggs together in a separate large bowl.

Step Three. Dunk chicken pieces into egg wash, then into dry flour mixture. Lay battered pieces on a clean piece of parchment paper. Next, spritz the air fryer with cooking spray and lay the boneless wings in the air fryer in a single layer. Cook at 350 for 12-14 minutes. Be sure to check the chicken before eating, temps may vary a bit.

*if using an oven, bake on 375º for about 17-18 minutes. Oven temps will vary greatly!

Mix the barbecue and buffalo sauce together with the water in a large mixing bowl.

Step Four. Immediately toss the hot boneless wings in the sauce mixture or sauce of choice. Use a large spoon to gently toss the wings to ensure crispy coating doesn’t break.

Up close photo of the boneless wings in a white bowl with dipping sauce.

FAQs & Expert Tips.

Can I use frozen chicken?

No, you will need to used thawed chicken.

Can I make this in the oven?

Yes, I have air fryer and oven instructions. Oven will be 375º bake for about 16-18 minutes oven temps vary.

How long will these keep?

You probably won’t have leftovers because they are so good – but they will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

How can I make these healthier?

Use a sugar free barbecue or skip the sauce on these for a cut in calories.

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White bowl with boneless wings and sauce.
5 from 4 votes

Air Fryer Boneless Wings

BBQ air fryer boneless wings made with a light batter and much healthier than your average deep fried recipes. These are made iin air-fried for maximum crunch without the extra calories.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • bowls for mixing
  • air fryer or oven

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 lb boneless chicken breast
  • ½ cup corn flakes, crushed, *see notes
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, *see notes
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • cup buffalo sauce
  • Tbsp water, to thin the sauce out and help spread it.

Instructions 

  • Clean chicken and pat dry it. Slice into even, bite sized pieces. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, flour, corn flakes, seasoning. Mix with a whisk.
  •  Mix eggs together in a separate large bowl.
  • Dunk chicken pieces into egg wash, then into dry flour mixture. Lay battered pieces on a clean piece of parchment paper. Next, spritz the air fryer with cooking spray and lay the boneless wings in the air fryer in a single layer. Cook at 350 for 12-14 minutes. Be sure to check the chicken before eating, temps may vary a bit.
  • *if using an oven, bake on 375º for about 16-18 minutes. Oven temps will vary!
    Mix the barbecue and buffalo sauce together with the water in a large mixing bowl.
  • Immediately toss the hot boneless wings in the sauce mixture or sauce of choice. Use a large spoon to gently toss the wings to ensure crispy coating doesn't break.Serve and enjoy immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

*use almond flour or all purpose gluten free flour
*use panko breadcrumbs if needed. 
*BBQ sauce is optional. Boneless wings are great without sauce as well. Use your favorite bbq sauce and mix 3 tbsp water into it to thin it out. Warm in a sauce pan or microwave for a few seconds and toss wings in it. 

Nutrition

Serving: 5wings | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 1529mg | Potassium: 822mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 867IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 421
Keyword: 20 minute, dairy free, gluten free
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Wow these are so delicious. I was afraid to cook chicken in the air fryer but then saw this recipe. My whole family is so happy we came across it!

    1. So happy you tried it out – it’s a fave of ours here!

  2. 5 stars
    Easy to make in the air fryer and had all the ingredients on hand. My family enjoyed them so I will be making them again!