Air fryer boneless wings tossed with buffalo sauce on a platter.

Air Fryer Boneless Wings (with Homemade Buffalo Sauce!)

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Your game day needs these Air Fryer Boneless Wings!

We’ve perfected a boneless chicken wing air fryer recipe that will soon become one of your favorite air fryer chicken breast recipes.

This recipe can be used for air fryer chicken breast sandwiches as well!

Chicken wings are definitely one of our favorite food groups, so much so Gavin has thrown Chicken Wing food festivals all over Texas. Talk about buffalo wing dedication!

As much as we love chicken wings, we’ve been trying to reduce the amount of deep fried foods we eat, so we started working on healthy boneless chicken wing recipes.  

While some air fryer recipes can be hit-or-miss, we’ve created the BEST air fryer chicken wings recipe.

Like any recipe, a great dish starts with quality products, and one of our secret obsessions of Omaha Steaks are their high-quality, individually wrapped chicken breasts

We use their chicken breasts for everything from meal prep, to salads, to pasta, to our new favorite boneless chicken wing recipe.

Their chicken breasts are selected by their master butchers and are flash frozen.

Each package is 4 oz. each so you can easily make yourself this dish with 1-2 chicken breasts, or 4+ chicken breasts as an appetizer for a party.  

What is an air fryer? 

To put it simply, an air fryer is a hot air circulator appliance that is typically much smaller than a convection oven.  An air fryer cooks your dish by flowing hot air in all directions around your food.

You can cook almost anything in an air fryer, and you’ll use little to no oil.  If you typically cook with a good amount of oil or deep fry your food, this is a healthy alternative to get similar results in terms of taste and texture, with less calories.

Outside of making our delicious boneless chicken wings in your air fryer, we highly recommend making air fryer fries. Just slice a potato, lightly spray it with olive oil, and pop it into the air fryer.

They take a bit more time than traditional fries, but the results are just as tasty while being low fat. It’s also a nice side dish to serve with this air fryer buffalo wing recipe.

Can you cook frozen chicken in an air fryer? 

Yes, you can cook your chicken from frozen, but it will take more time because air fryers can take longer than a standard fryer or oven.  

If you make frozen chicken in an air fryer, you can expect your boneless chicken wings to take 20-25 minutes, and you should check on it every few minutes starting at 17 minutes. 

Ultimately, it will vary depending on the size of your chicken bites.

What are the best chicken wing flavors?

There’s nothing better than our buttery buffalo sauce recipe, but outside of that, chicken wings go great with sauces from sweet to spicy.  

Our favorite sauces that you can easily purchase at the grocery store are teriyaki, barbeque, and gochujang, which is similar to a spicy Korean BBQ sauce. 

Air Fryer Boneless Wing Recipe

Serves 2-4 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 Omaha Steaks Chicken Breasts (16 oz.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tsp chili pepper
  • ½ Tsp paprika 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

Make the boneless nuggets by cutting your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and salt and pepper the pieces.  

In a small bowl scramble two eggs for your wet dip.  In a separate bowl add flour, cayenne, chili pepper, and a touch of paprika to a bowl and give it a quick whisk so it’s properly mixed.  

Dip the chicken nuggets in the egg bowl, and then using a seperate hand dip them into seasoned flour. Shake off excess batter, and place them on your air fryer tray.  

Right before putting your nuggets into the airfryer, spray them olive oil spray to make your nuggets extra crispy on the outside. 

Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees fahrenheit.  We cook our nuggets for 15 minutes, and as long as you don’t consistently open your airfryer your batter will come out crispy with a juicy chicken center. 

The most important step is taking your piping hot boneless wings from the air fryer to your mouth, so the final sauce preparation is key.  While the boneless wings are in the airfryer you can prepare your buffalo sauce in a small saucepan.  

Immediately toss your boneless wings in the sauce, because the longer you wait the less crispy your chicken batter will be.  We see the best results by lightly tossing our chicken in a large bowl with the sauce with a spoon so we don’t break up the batter. 

Eat your air fryer wings fresh and hot with your favorite ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce! 

Note: Air fryer cooking time may vary. Cook the air fryer boneless chicken wings until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees F with a meat thermometer.

Air Fryer Boneless Wings Recipe

Air Fryer Boneless Wings Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

This air fryer boneless wing recipe brings big, bold buffalo wing flavor with less calories!

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tsp cayenne
  • 1 Tsp chili pepper
  • ½ Tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Make the boneless nuggets by cutting your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and salt and pepper the pieces.  
  2. In a small bowl scramble two eggs for your wet dip.  In a separate bowl add flour, cayenne, chili pepper, and a touch of paprika to a bowl and give it a quick whisk so it’s properly mixed.  
  3. Dip the chicken nuggets in the egg bowl, and then using a seperate hand dip them into seasoned flour. Shake off excess batter, and place them on your air fryer tray.  
  4. Right before putting your nuggets into the airfryer, spray them olive oil spray to make your nuggets extra crispy on the outside. 
  5. Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees fahrenheit.  We cook our nuggets for 15 minutes, and as long as you don’t consistently open your airfryer your batter will come out crispy with a juicy chicken center. 
  6. The most important step is taking your piping hot boneless wings from the air fryer to your mouth, so the final sauce preparation is key.  While the boneless wings are in the airfryer you can prepare your buffalo sauce in a small saucepan by melting the butter, adding the wing sauce until combined, then add a squeeze of lemon juice.  
  7. Immediately toss your boneless wings in the sauce, because the longer you wait the less crispy your chicken batter will be.  We see the best results by lightly tossing our chicken in the sauce with a spoon so we don’t break up the batter. 
  8. Eat them fresh and hot with your favorite ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce!

Notes

Note: Air fryer cooking time may vary. Cook the air fryer boneless chicken wings until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees F with a meat thermometer.

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Tips for the Best Air Fryer Boneless Wings

Don’t Crowd the Basket

The best part of this recipe is the crispy result without all the oil of deep frying.Arrange your meat in a single layer in the air fryer basket. This will help to ensure the chicken pieces are surrounded by hot air, creating the crispiest result.

Get Saucy

Use your favorite sauce! Making our homemade buffalo wing sauce is always a winner, but feel free to get creative on the sauce you toss your wings in after air frying them. Or make a combination! Fill a platter with some of the buffalo flavor, some wings in barbecue sauce, and even a spicy sriracha sauce. Then serve with carrot and celery sticks and your favorite dipping sauce.

Make ‘Em Big

You can use chicken tenders instead of bite sized pieces for this recipe too. These chicken strips make a perfect lunch on their own, even without sauce! It’s a great way to serve this easy recipe for people who do not like spice.

Make Them Gluten Free

Cooking for someone with a gluten allergy? No problem. Swap out the all purpose flour for almond flour or rice flour for a gluten free crispy chicken wings.

Store the Extras

If you are making extra boneless chicken bites, we recommend avoiding adding the sauce to the leftover boneless wings. Store the cooked chicken bite sized pieces, plain, in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the air fryer and finally toss them in your sauce right before serving. It’s the best way to ensure your leftovers stay crispy.

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7 Comments

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    Greg Dokus
    January 25, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    How do I see the reviews of your recipe? The reason I came to this page was because of the many (on average) 4.5 star reviews.

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      coupleinthekitchen
      July 7, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      The total reviews are listed under the recipe, you can leave a star rating without needing to leave a comment.

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        Mia
        August 7, 2022 at 4:44 am

        Where does the salt and pepper come in? What does it get added to??

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    Catherine Taylor
    January 7, 2024 at 8:20 pm

    This chicken wing recipe was delicious!! We just made them today for Football Sunday!

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    Telkom University
    April 1, 2024 at 6:50 am

    Air fryer boneless wings with homemade buffalo sauce? Count me in! This recipe sounds like a game-day winner. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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