Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Looking for something a little healthier to serve for the Super Bowl? These Air Fryer Buffalo wings are Whole 30 compliant and still tender and full of flavor! Buffalo wings are a must when watching the big game, so give these a try- you won’t be able to tell the difference!

Dipping a wing in ranch dressing

Super Bowl Sunday is the ultimate day of snacking! Pizza, 7 layer dip, and wings are staples for this annual football food fest! Sometimes when I look at the delicious spread, I cringe just a little looking for something that won’t leave me ready for a nap by halftime! These wings are the perfect way to satisfy your tastebuds without the guilt!

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings on a football shaped tray with carrots and celery

Can you cook frozen wings in the air fryer?

Yes! We prefer to use wings that aren’t frozen, but you can use them if you wish! Keep everything the same just increase your initial cooking time by 5 minutes. They may not “crisp up” as well as the original recipe, but they will certainly be delicious!

Why is it called a Buffalo Wing?

Contrary to popular belief, buffalo wings are not really buffalo! They are actually chicken wings. Buffalo wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo New York!

What is Buffalo sauce made of?

Buffalo sauce is traditionally made from cayenne peppers, vinegar, hot sauce and butter. We use Ghee in place of butter to keep this recipe Whole 30 compliant.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Ingredients for our Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

  • 20 uncooked wings (preferably fresh, not frozen)
  • 6oz Texas Pete
  • 2 TBS Ghee

How to make our Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Rinse wings and dry using paper towels. Try to get as much moisture off of the wings as possible. Place a single layer of wings in the air fryer on 375 for 26 minutes, checking on them halfway through and gently shaking the basket to ensure wings are not sticking.

Raw Wings placed in the air fryer

While the wings are cooking, in a separate pot, add Texas Pete and Ghee and heat on low.

Ghee and Buffalo Sauce in a pot on the stove

Give the wings another good shake in the basket. Next, increase the temperature in the air fryer to 400 and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

Wings finished cooking in the air fryer

Once wings are finished cooked in air fryer, gently place them in the pot on stove with wing sauce and cover with lid. Shake the pot to coat the wings (try not to stir!)

Cooked wings about to be placed in buffalo sauce and ghee mixture

You will more than likely need to make the wings in 2 batches in the air fryer. When the 2nd batch is ready, place them in the sauce pot and coat all wings with mixture. Keep on low and place lid on pot until ready to serve.

Wings in pot of buffalo sauce on the stove

Remove wings from and serve while still hot! We love to dip ours in Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing to cool down the heat from the buffalo sauce! Tessemae’s Dressing is one of our favorites to keep this delicious dish Whole 30 compliant.

Air Fryer Wings on a football shaped platter

Surprise your friends (and yourself!) by serving these satisfying wings that you can’t tell are made in an air fryer! Nothing better than watching your team win while also watching your waistline! Don’t like to dip your wings in regular ranch or blue cheese? Give our Avocado Ranch a try for an extra pop of flavor!

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Yield: About 20 wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 20 uncooked wings
  • 1/2 cup Texas Pete
  • 2 TBS Ghee


    1. Rinse wings and dry using paper towels. Try to get as much moisture off of the wings as possible.
    2. Place a single layer of wings in the air fryer on 375 for 26 minutes.
    3. Give the wings a shake in the basket and increase temperature to 400. Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes to crisp.
    4. In a separate pot, Add Texas Pete and Ghee and heat on low. Once wings are cooked in air fryer, add them to pot on stove and cover. Keep on low and shake the pot (try not to stir!) each time to add more wings. Remove wings from pot and serve while still hot!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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