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Best Air Fryer Boneless Wings

Air fryer boneless wings with a simple marinade or rub are easy to make and a healthy dinner idea even kids will love with a side of bbq.

Air Fryer Boneless Wings

Ever wondered how restaurants take the bones out of chicken wings? They don’t! If you love them but want to make some air fryer boneless wings yourself at home, this is how you do it! One more easy air fryer recipe that should be put on your meal rotation this week. (affiliate links present)

Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Wings

Do you love these when you visit Wings N Things or Hooters but wondered just how they removed the bones?? Well it’s kinda’ a trick the way they do it because they aren’t chicken wings really at all! That is right you just need a few medium chicken breasts, breading, seasonings and a sauce if you like to make these babies.

Finger foods are fun for kids and easy to eat when you’re on the go to. Protein packed and a great low carb keto option if you choose to make air fryer chicken no breading.

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Are boneless wings chicken nuggets?

I guess you could consider them that in a sense. These are much healthier than air frozen frozen chicken nuggets though since you’re using real meat. You could consider them to be homemade chicken nuggets though since they are cut into small bite size pieces with a crispy outer texture.

Boneless Chicken Wings Recipe

This method makes the cook time much less than if you used your oven. I have made crispy chicken wings before and yes those were delicious, but had bones. If you have kids you’d agree that tenders if you want to call them that are easier for those little hands and mouths to eat.

boneless chicken wings

This time the coating was parmesan cheese with some seasonings. You could opt for more of a breadcrumb mixture like we used for our air fryer fish nuggets instead. That part is up to you, the temperature and cook time would remain the same. The only variation is going to depend on how thick and large your pieces are.

The best way to test is really to use our timing. Then break the largest piece in the basket in half when done. If the meat is white vs. pink then you are good. You alternatively could check the temp. inside to ensure it reached 165 degrees F.

Boneless Wings air fryer

You don’t add the sauce until the protein is already cooked so there are many options as far as that goes. There is a buttery parsley option included in the recipe card below. Alternatively you could toss with barbecue sauce, teriyaki or hot sauce.

  1. Large chunks of breasts or chicken thighs
  2. Olive oil
  3. Parmesan cheese
  4. Garlic powder
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. Melted butter and parsley were used as a “sauce”

Alternatively you could brush bbq sauce or buffalo sauce on the outside. Anything goes with these. Homemade fry sauce is kinda’ the bomb too.

boneless chicken wings air fryer

Ninja Foodi Boneless Chicken Wings

You can use any brand for this. I have a few and love my Foodi and Cosori. As always do not overlap your food, no matter what you make. I mean if you’re making one of our air fryer potato recipes like fries or something they are going to sit on top of one another. You will just have to shake the basket several times to get them brown all over.

With proteins you want to make sure the hot air circulates all around the chicken pieces on all sides. It is more important for things like this to reach the right internal meat temperature so it is safe to consume. You also want that deep fried crunch which is totally possible.

Air Fryer Boneless chicken Wings

Once you coat the chicken with the ingredients that stick on the outside and preheat your air fryer you’re ready to cook your boneless buffalo wings.

  • Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Lay small chunks of chicken on paper towels and remove moisture from the outsides. Put into a bowl and drizzle with oil, stir so every piece is coated well.
  • In a separate bowl combine cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • One at a time put chicken into coating and roll around so it is coated on all sides.
  • Spray inside of basket with non stick spray and lay coated chicken pieces in one layer.
  • When full close basket and cook at 370 F for 5 minutes, open to flip them over and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Brush with our butter sauce or wing sauce of your choice and enjoy.

* Timing will vary depending on how large your pieces are. To check break largest piece in half to ensure inside is no longer pink.

In a bowl mix melted butter and parsley together. Use a pastry brush to brush this mix on top of cooked boneless wings and serve immediately. Looking for other ideas you will love too? Try our air fryer turkey wings while you’re at it.

In less than 15 minutes flat you can have this for lunch or dinner! High in protein and a low carb meal idea too that everyone will love at your table.

If you have some left over just throw them into a sealed bag and suck the air out. Save some sauce for when you reheat them. Brush sauce on top, microwave for 30 seconds, flip, heat again and again until they are as hot as you’d like. Not too long though or you will dry them out. Then brush on more sauce before enjoying for best results.

OR you can just dice up your leftovers the next day since there are no bones and throw them into one of our leftover chicken breast recipe ideas.

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Air Fryer Boneless Wings

Air fryer boneless wings with a simple marinade or rub are easy to make and a healthy dinner idea even kids will love with a side of bbq.
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, boneless wings, chicken wings, ninja foodi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 185kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 370 F for 5 minutes.
  • Lay small chunks of chicken on paper towels and remove moisture from the outsides. Put into a bowl and drizzle with oil, stir so every piece is coated well.
  • In a small bowl combine cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together.
  • One at a time put chicken into coating and roll around so it is coated on all sides.
  • Spray inside of basket with non stick spray and lay coated chicken pieces in one layer. When full close basket and cook at 370 F for 5 minutes, open to flip them over and cook another 5 minutes.
  • * Timing will vary depending on how large your pieces are. To check break largest piece in half to ensure inside is no longer pink.
  • In a bowl mix melted butter and parsley together. Use a pastry brush to brush this mix on top of cooked boneless wings and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Boneless Wings
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 666mg29%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 229IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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