Air Fryer Crispy Dry Rubbed Wings

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Air Fryer Crispy Dry Rubbed Wings
Air Fryer Crispy Dry Rubbed Wings


  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon bay leaf powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 3 pounds chicken wings


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 350°F (178°C) and grease the basket.
  2. Combine celery salt, bay leaf powder, black pepper, paprika, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, allspice, and cloves in a small bowl until seasoning mixture is well mixed.
  3. Coat wings thoroughly in seasoning mixture.
  4. Working in batches, place seasoned chicken wings in 1 layer in the greased basket of the air fryer. Cook until chicken is no longer pink near the bone, about 25 minutes.
  5. Increase heat to 400°F (200°C) and cook until outside is crispy, about 5 minutes more.
Mealthy tip:

Can't find bay leaf powder? Make your own! Pop the leaves into a coffee grinder and pulse until powder forms.

This seasoning mixture is very open-ended. If one of the flavors doesn't work for you, swap it out for something else! Garlic powder is a nice addition. If you want less heat, reduce or eliminate the black pepper and/or the cayenne pepper.

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Antonia George says:

The dry rub mix is amazing! This is now one of my favorite new wing recipes. I was a skeptic about making wings in the air fryer but now I'm sold. I added a little extra seasoning on top after they were done cooking. Finger licking good.

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Brooke Prater says:

I'm obsessed with this recipe, this might be my new favorite, which says a lot because I eat wings all the time. The dry rub kind of reminds me of Old Bay seasoning, if that gives you any idea of the taste. Really great recipe.

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Antwan Parsons says:

Perfect recipe for game day. I love wings but not so much the grease and calories. These air fryer wings are the perfect replacement. I used cajun seasoning instead of cayenne and they came out great