A Close-up Shot of a Pile of Wings Covered in Honey Barbecue Sauce

Crispy Honey BBQ Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 21 minutes
  • yield Yield: 20 wings 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer
  • method Method: Air Fryer
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are smothered in a delicious homemade honey barbecue sauce. Everyone will reach for this sweet and savory appetizer, and it only takes 20 minutes to make!



Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  • 1 lb. chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Honey BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce (I used Stubbs original BBQ)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha sauce


  1. To a small bowl add garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Pat chicken wings dry and place in a large bowl. Season with avocado oil and spice rub. Toss to coat. Set aside.
  3. Preheat air fryer basket to 400°F for 2 minutes.
  4. While air fryer is heating make BBQ Sauce. To a small sauce pan add BBQ sauce, honey, dijon mustard and sriracha. Stir and bring to a low simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Place chicken wings on air fryer basket, evenly spaced so they aren’t crowded. Cook for 8 minutes. Flip then cook an additional 8 minutes of the other side. (or until chicken wings are crispy and golden)
  6. Once chicken wings are done place in a large bowl. Cover with Honey BBQ Sauce and toss to coat.
  7. Serve with carrots and celery sticks if desired.


  • Serving Size: 2 wings
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 416 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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