Air Fryer Buffalo Wings (low carb + keto)

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings (low carb + keto)

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These Air Fryer Buffalo Wings are ultra crispy with no breading! These wings are the perfect low carb game day snack complete with a spicy, buttery buffalo sauce!

Have you jumped on the air fryer band wagon yet? I purchased one a few months ago and it didn’t take long for me to get hooked. Now me Mom and Sister have purchased their own and they are hooked too! In the beginning I really didn’t think we would use it that much, I had read that they do so great with freezer type meals like chicken tenders, pizza rolls, etc and we just don’t really cook like that much. However, I have found a ton of uses for it. And it also reheats leftovers so well! 

How do you make Air Fryer Buffalo Wings?

One of the recipes we have been making weekly is Air Fryer Buffalo Wings. They are ultra crispy and have absolutely no breading, instead you toss them with spices and a little baking powder. Yes, that is right. Baking powder! I know it sounds like the strangest thing but my Mom shared the tip with me and it really works. The baking powder (only a little bit!) doesn’t add any flavor but it does help to try to skin out which allows the air fryer to really create the perfect crispy wings. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside! This is the air fryer I use and I love how easy it is and how quickly it heats up! The 4 quart is a great size for a small family, but if you cook for a crowd you might want to size up. 

These wings are cooked on 390 degrees for 20-25 minutes. I have seen air fryer wing recipes where the cooking time is much longer, but we have made 10+ batches and this cooking time has consistently worked for me. However, I highly suggest using your meat thermometer to make sure they have reached an internal temp of 165 degrees at the thickest part of the wing. 

Once the wings are cooked you can serve them anyway you like! I make a simple buttery buffalo sauce that simmers on the stove top while the wings cook. Once they are done I just dunk them in the buffalo sauce and serve with a low carb ranch or bleu cheese. 

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings (low carb + keto)

yield: 2 prep time: 2 MINUTES cook time: 20 MINUTES total time: 22 MINUTES

These Air Fryer Buffalo Wings are ultra crispy with no breading! These wings are the perfect low carb game day snack complete with a spicy, buttery buffalo sauce!No RatingsPRINT


  • For the wings:
  • 2 pounds wings
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • For the Buffalo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


For the wings

Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium size bowl or plastic bag toss the wings, baking powder and spices until coated.

Transfer the wings to the air fryer and place in a single layer (you may need to do 2 batches depending on the size of your air fryer)

Lightly spray with cooking spray.

Shake the basket or turn the wings 10 minutes into cook time to ensure they cook evenly and are crispy on all sides.

Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

For the buffalo sauce

Combine all ingredients in a medium size sauce pan and allow to simmer one minute. Remove from heat and dip or toss the wings into the sauce once cooked through.

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