Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings

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Crispy skin with a juicy center is what you get with these epic Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings. They are so simple to make you can skip the takeout for chicken wings. Grab your favorite dipping sauce and dive in as you root for your favorite team as they playoff to see who wins it all!

Chicken wings are a favorite in our home, and when the football game is on, wings are a must. There is something about those juicy wings that just scream football.

Easy Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot Crispy Chicken Wings

I used my Ninja Foodi for these wings, but you can also use your Instant Pot then toss the wings into the oven to crisp up the skin when done.

ninja foodi or air fryer crispy chicken wings

The Ninja Foodi does it all, cooks the wings under pressure to help lock in moisture, then switch to the crisping lid to get your wings nice and crispy on the outside but leave the juicy center! Trust me these wings are outstanding!

ninja foodi or air fryer crispy chicken wings

Crispy Chicken Wings Is The Perfect Game Day Finger Food

I love using Season all seasoning on my wings, it offers the right amount of flavor. Then sit out all your favorite dipping sauces and let people choose what to dip in.

Blue cheese dressing, the classic buffalo wing sauce, or even ranch or barbecue. Or if you are like some you won’t even need the sauce cause these beauties are magical enough on their own!

How Do I Make Crispy Wings

Follow my recipe below to make the ultimate crispy wings. The process is quick and painless and in no time you have fresh hot and juicy crispy wings.

Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings

The Best Crispy Chicken Wings

You got to try this recipe and see how you all like it! Since I tried making crispy chicken wings in my Ninja Foodi we rarely buy them anymore.

Making homemade crispy wings is so much more affordable and you can create a variety of flavors if you want to give you different elements of flavor. Once you get the method down on making them, venture out and try new seasonings like a bbq rub, lemon pepper, buffalo seasoned and more.

3 Appetizers Back to Back in Ninja Foodi

I actually made 3 appetizers in one sitting back to back in my Ninja Foodi! I made deviled eggs, these crispy wings, and even a chicken taco dip.

The best part is I didn’t have to clean my pot in between use. It saved me so much time and within no time I had three delicious and easy game day appetizers ready to serve up to family and friends.  


If you are like me and want to maximize your time in the kitchen, consider making these other 2 appetizers as well. Or do one of the other two if you don’t want all three. Then once your fully done cooking you have only one cleanup. 

Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings


So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today and blow your guests out of the water with the best crispy wings recipe in town!

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Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings

Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings

Crispy skin with a juicy center is what you get with these epic Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings. So simple to make you can skip ordering takeout for your favorite crispy wings. Grab your favorite dipping sauce and dive in as you root for your favorite team as they play off to see who wins it all!


  • 12-24 Chicken Chicken Wingettes
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth or Water
  • Season All
  • 1/4 Cup melted butter


  1. Place your wingettes into your pot.
  2. Add broth.
  3. Close the pressure cooking lid, make sure it’s in the sealing position and turn toggle to seal.
  4. Press Pressure (it should automatically set to HIGH pressure). Set time to 8 minutes. Hit START.
  5. Once wingettes are done, do a quick release. Remove them to a plate. Dump leftover broth or water that is left in your pot.
  6. Place your wingettes into your pot. (if only cooking 12, you can use your crisper basket to place them in)
  7. Pour melted butter over the wings. Mix wingettes gently around to coat well with butter.
  8. Give a good sprinkle of Season All.
  9. Close the crisping lid. Press Air Crisp, time will automatically be set to 20 min & 390 degrees, keep that.
  10. Ar Crisp for 10 minutes, open your lid and mix the wings around gently, to make sure most parts of your wings are getting crisp. Sprinkle with Season All. close your lid and continue to air crisp for 5-10 min longer depending on your desired crispness.
  11. Enjoy!


For making wings in a traditional air fryer (one without a pressure cooker) follow my directions for the crispiest air fryer wings out there.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 43g

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        1. Yes fresh and frozen is the same amount of pressure time. The frozen wings will take longer to come to pressure so that is where the additional cook time will happen. Hopefully that makes sense. 🙂

    1. you can omit the butter if you like, they just may not get quite as crispy but I am sure they will still be delicious

  1. Loved this recipe, turned out great using fresh wings! If I wanted to try with frozen, would the pressure cooking time need to be adjusted? Thanks!

    1. the same amount of time if the wings are frozen, it will just take longer to come to pressure allowing the wings time to defrost in your pot.

  2. I have a question, it states that when cooking only 12 you can use the crisper. If cooking more do you use the broiler?

    1. If I am making more, I put them directly into my pot and crisp them in there. I will just keep opening the lid to move the wings around a bit to make sure they evenly crisp.

  3. I assume since no temperature was given when it was time for me to use the air crisp function I am to leave it at the 390 that automatically comes up.

  4. Thank you for the recipe-these were amazing!!! My husband is very picky about his wings and tore through these in a flash!!!
    5 stars!!

  5. My boyfriend and I are HOOKED on this recipe! We just got the Ninja Foodi and had no idea how to use it/if we’d like it. He just knew he wasn’t going to like the wings!… we’ve cooked them 3 times this week and it’s only Thursday! HOWEVER, we weren’t able to find any wings tonight, so we are going to try drum sticks! Do you think the cooking time will be the same?!

    1. You can if you like but if you are making a bunch of wings you will wSnt to just pile them up in your pot.

  6. Have used pressure cook twice and added extra liquid for these and they still burnt. They are in the air fryer for phase two . I hope this works. Anyone else have this problem

    1. Yes If I am making more wings than will fit in my crisping basket, I will just place them directly in my pot.

  7. oops! I have the Ninja Foodi Grill and an Instant Pot..not one w/ roto or other cooking forms combined, but I can still use most of your recipes.

  8. Hi, I’m using the ninja foodie and the weird thing is that when I used the pressure cook option, the ninja foodie kept on pre heating even though it was definitely cooking. After 20 minutes it was still pre heating until it said “add water” it’s weird it never began counting down from 8. When it said to add water I just opened the lid and the wings were so cooked they were falling off the bone when I began mixing them with the butter. I’m gonna continue with the steps but wondering if I did something wrong when I try again next time! Thanks!

    1. Hmmm that is an odd one. It sounds like it cooked off your water as well. It was hopefully just a fluke and nect time will work perfectly.

  9. I just made this recipe and it was phenomenal! Normally wings are too dry When I make them. But not this time! I would point out a heads up to everyone on what I did wrong so nobody else makes a mistake. On my ninja it had “keep warm” on. I forgot to turn it off so it was two minutes and counting when I realize the clock was going up not down lol. So the wings were kind of really cook and kind of breaking apart. But I put them in the air fryer and cooked them two minutes less they were absolutely perfect and tasted phenomenal! So I will definitely be using this as my wings go to recipe just remember to turn off the keep warm button! Thank you for this recipe and I’m just starting to dive into all your other recipes!

    1. @Vicky, Since I’m cooking quite a bit of chicken wings for a party, can I lay one batch of wings (after Foodie pressure cooker) on a cookie sheet and put under oven broiler while I continue with another batch in the foodie pressure cooker

  10. We just made these with fresh wings and they were awesome! Tossed in buffalo sauce at the end. This will be our go to recipe from now on.

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