Saucy Air Fryer Buffalo Wings are lip-licking-good. Crispy skin with tender and juicy meat, you’ll never believe these weren’t cooked in a deep fryer!
I’m super excited today because healthier buffalo wings + air fryer + GIVEAWAY! Happy Monday, my friends! Happy Fun-Summertime-Brand New Kitchen Appliance-Healthier Cooking-Giving Things Away For Free-Monday.
Normally, I like to talk about the good food first, but I know everyone has air fryer questions. Even while I was awaiting its arrival via the postal service, I was already telling all my people about the BELLA Air Fryer. The very first questions e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e asked are, “What is that?” and, “How does it work?” So let’s just tackle those questions of yours first and then we’ll talk about lip-licking-good Air Fryer Buffalo Wings.
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is a cooking appliance that fries food using air. So yep – just how it sounds, friends! The BELLA Air Fryer website says, “Whatever you can deep fry, you can air fry.”
How does it work?
An air fryer “fries” or cooks food by circulating hot air around the food at high speed. This produces a crispy and browned outer layer, while keeping the inside moist and tender. It’s that simple. I almost wish it were more complicated because you know how long-winded I love to be. But that’s it!
Why do I want it?
Obviously, this means you don’t have to submerge your food into a vat of bubbly fat, instantly increasing calories and fat. Some fat or oil is required, but maybe just a few tablespoons for fries, veggies, or popcorn shrimp. The skin on these wings provided enough fat that I didn’t need to add any extra oil at all!
Another plus, the air fryer is safer than deep frying. Think you’re going to miss getting nervous about starting a fire on the stove top? Or are you going to miss the popping and exploding oil of your Fry Daddy burning your shins and your arms? Didn’t think so! Also, no dealing with storing or discarding large amounts of used oil. Easy clean-up — The BELLA Air Fryer is dishwasher safe. I think I’m in love, friends.
Tell me about Air Fryer Buffalo Wings, stat!
My first air fryer recipe, Air Fryer Buffalo Wings, is a tribute to my dad. Shhh… He might be getting the BELLA Air Fryer for Father’s Day. Growing up in the 90’s, before there was this huge, national focus on nutrition — before we really knew a lot about nutrition in general! — Dad would plug the Fry Daddy in on the back porch for Sunday supper. Mom would whisk up the buffalo sauce and Dad would fry the wings.
Until my family became more health conscious, that is. And somewhere along the way, the Fry Daddy went to Fry Daddy Heaven and I cannot remember the last time my family ate buffalo wings for dinner.
I have a feeling that my saucy Air Fryer Buffalo Wings are going to re-institutionalize Sunday supper in my parent’s household. They are quick and easy and saucy and every bit as flavorful and lip-licking good as deep-fried buffalo wings. The skin is crispy, but the chicken is juicy and falls off the bone. Dad — and let’s face it, this gift is every bit as much for Mom too — is going to LOVE his BELLA Air Fryer and he is going to LOVE me because of it. I’m totally winning Father’s Day this year, sorry sibs!
Tell me about this Giveaway!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Allison Norman, winner of her very own BELLA Air Fryer. Enjoy! And don’t forget to tag @theeverykitchen on Instagram or Facebook with pictures of all your creations!
Now, what you all really want to know, how can you win your very own BELLA Air Fryer? So many ways to enter! You can choose from the options below… or do all three for more chances to win!
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The giveaway runs until midnight on Sunday, June 11. Winners will be chosen using a random generator and will have 48 hours to respond to the email. Only open to U.S. residents.
Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
Saucy Air Fryer Buffalo Wings are lip-licking-good. Crispy skin with tender and juicy meat, you'll never believe these weren't cooked in a deep fryer! Made with the BELLA Air Fryer.
- 2 pounds chicken wingettes (about 20)
- 1/2 cup self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- 1/4 cup butter
- Celery for serving
- Blue cheese dressing* for serving
Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Toss in wings until fully coated and shake off excess. Place wings in basket of air fryer for 30-35 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes, until golden brown and crisy. Transfer wings to a bowl.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in buffalo sauce. Pour sauce mixture over the wings and toss to coat. Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery.
*In sticking with our healthy theme, I used Bolthouse Farms Organic Signature Blue Cheese Dressing, which has less than 1/3 the calories and fat of traditional blue cheese dressing.
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