Irresistibly Crispy Chicken Wing Recipe

crispy chicken wings cooked using the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer
Get ready to take your chicken wing game to new heights with a game-changing secret ingredient: baking powder. In this tantalizing chicken wing recipe, we unlock the key to achieving irresistibly crispy skin that rivals even the most indulgent deep-fried wings. Say goodbye to greasy fingers and hello to a healthier yet equally satisfying alternative. Join us on this culinary journey as we explore the magical transformation of humble chicken wings into crunchy, flavorful delights that will leave your taste buds in awe.

NOTE: Before diving into the recipe, it’s essential to emphasize the importance of using aluminum-free baking powder. This variety ensures optimal results and prevents any unwanted metallic flavors. Let’s get started and unlock the secret to crispy chicken wing perfection!

crispy chicken wings cooked using the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer

Irresistibly Crispy Chicken Wing Recipe

Yield: approx 10-12 individual chicken pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken wings, separated into drumettes and wings
  • 1 tbsp aluminum-free baking powder (do not substitute with baking soda)
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika (Pimentón dulce)
  • 1/2 tsp hot paprika (Pimentón picante)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust for desired spiciness)


    1. Rinse the chicken wings and pat them dry with a paper towel. Place the wings in a large glass bowl.
    2. In a small glass bowl, combine the baking powder, granulated garlic, sweet paprika, hot paprika, ground pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to create the rub.
    3. Sprinkle the rub over the chicken wings in the bowl, ensuring all the wings are coated. Work the rub into the wings, ensuring even coverage

Cooking with the Ninja Foodi:

  • Preheat the Ninja Foodi to 200°C (392°F).
  • Place the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes, then flip the wings.
  • Cook for an additional 12-15 minutes until the wings are crispy and golden.

Cooking with a Convection Oven:

    • Preheat the oven to 220°C (428°F).
    • Place the wings on a roasting pan with a grill that sits inside.
    • Cook for 20 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 175°C (347°F).
    • Cook for another 20 minutes until the wings are well-done, moist, and fall-off-the-bone tender.

    Serve the crispy chicken wings with your favorite dipping sauce, such as Easy Peasy Barbeque Sauce or any other preferred sauce.


    TIP: For easy cleanup, line the drip tray of the Ninja Foodi or the roasting pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper before placing the chicken wings. This will prevent any drippings from sticking and make cleanup a breeze.

    Remember to remove the foil or parchment paper carefully to avoid any hot drippings. Enjoy your deliciously crispy chicken wings without worrying about the aftermath of cleaning up!

    Enjoy these irresistibly crispy chicken wings that are bursting with flavor and perfect for any occasion!

    NOTE: Cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken wings. Adjust accordingly to achieve the desired level of crispiness and doneness.

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