Air Fried Dry Rub Chicken Wings

This easy to make Air Fried Dry Rub Chicken Wings recipe is low carb and family friendly. It takes less than 10 minutes to prep and are always a hit at the dinner table or a party!

Chicken wings are almost always associated with party food. Sure it’s a great finger food, they are easy to eat and mess-free, plus they are usually very flavorful. But I actually grew up eating chicken wings as a meal, along with potatoes and other vegetables. And I did not complain!

One of my favorite ways to season wings is using a dry rub, with a combination of flavorful seasonings and spices. This is an easy and quick way to add flavor to the wings, but also the dry rub allows for the wings to get extra crispy because there is less moisture on the chicken skin. Regardless of how you prefer to eat chicken wings, they are a delicious and fun.

For the rub, I combine a good amount of spices like smoked paprika, ancho chili powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and golden sweetener. You have to have got to use the sweetener! For one thing, it will balance out the heat from the spices, but also the it will caramelize the rub to give you the perfect wing coating. Sweet and heat are a match made in heaven.

For this recipe, I use bagged, frozen  (and thawed) wing and drummette pieces that have been rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel. I drizzle the naked wings with a bit of avocado oil before I smother them with my seasoning blend.

How to make Dry Rub Wings in the air fryer.

Combine the dry rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add chicken wings and avocado oil. Use a rubber spatula to toss gently to coat. Sprinkle in the dry rub mixture and use your hands to massage it into all of the chicken wings, coating evenly. Arrange in the air fryer basket and cook at 370 F for 20 minutes.

How to make Dry Rub Wings in an oven.

Absolutely! Just preheat your oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil. Top that with an oven safe cooling rack and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.Add chicken wings on to prepared baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes turning once.

Dry Rub Chicken Wings, Air Fried or Oven Baked

1g Net Carbs per Serving
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, party food
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 463 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the dry rub

  • 1 tsp ancho chile pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 Golden Swerve or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried ground thyme

For Wings

  • 2 lbs chicken wings Cleaned and dried with paper towels
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil

Instructions
 

For Air Fried Wings

  • Combine all dry rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add chicken wings and avocado oil. Use a rubber spatula to toss gently to coat.
  • Sprinkle in the dry rub mixture and use your hands to massage it into all of the chicken wings, coating evenly.
  • Arrange in the air fryer and cook at 370 F for 20 minutes.

For oven baked wings

  • Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil. Top that with an oven safe cooling rack and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add chicken wings on to prepared baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes turning once.
  • Serve with your favorite blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 recipeCalories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 45.6gFat: 38.2gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.1g
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