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The Secret To Extra Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Whether you're breading your wings or tossing them with some flour or cornstarch to help them crisp up, your air fryer is uniquely qualified to elevate your chicken crisping game.

To achieve perfectly golden and even crispier air-fried chicken wings, try keeping the wings with the larger portion of the skin facing up toward the heat source of your air fryer.

Traditional ovens take a long time to get preheated and often circulate heat inconsistently. Although deep frying can provide consistent heat, the process can be messy and risky.

However, the smaller air fryer baskets preheat faster. With heat coming from above the basket and circulating all over, air fryers crisp up wings without the risk of oil splatter.