Savory Air Fryer Crispy Old Bay Chicken Wings are crunchy, mildly spicy and full of flavor. Serve them up with a warm Lemon Butter Sauce for dipping.
Everyone knows in this house, Friday night is Wing Night, although sometimes it is Saturday and sometimes, well, we just forget that it is Friday. The point is that we love our wings, especially since making them in our Air Fryer.
Amanda in my Facebook Air Fryer Group posted her wings made using Old Bay Seasoning. Well, Old Bay is one of my favorite seasonings and I make my own Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Recipe. My Air Fryer Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings is super popular, so I decided to use a similar method for these Air Fryer Crispy Old Bay Chicken Wings.
Amanda adds melted butter and Old Bay Seasoning to her Air Fried Wings. I did mine a bit differently.
Potato Starch really crisps up wings and gives them a special kind of crunch that I absolutely love. You can leave it off if you like, but I love that extra crunch. The True Lemon add a very fresh lemon flavor, without watering down the sauce. Plus, if you don’t have fresh lemons, True Lemon is just as good. Seriously.
Pat the chicken wings dry, with a paper towel. Pull off any feathers or hair you may see.
Mix together the Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Recipe Mix with the Potato Starch. For a stronger lemony taste, add a sprinkle of True Lemon. Dredge the wings into the mixture and make sure they are coated well.
*** If you are planning to make half Old Bay Wings and half Air Fryer Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, you can leave out the Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Recipe Mix from the Potato Starch and just add it to the melted butter and then toss it over the wings. This way, you can make two flavors of chicken wings at once.
Use Silicone Tongs, not your fingers to handle the wings. You want to make sure that the Potato Starch does not gunk up and get sticky. You also don’t want to scratch your Air Fryer.
I personally prefer to cook the chicken wings with the Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Recipe Mix and Potato Starch mixture and then toss the wings into the hot lemon butter.
I use a large Air Fryer and it holds 20 pieces of wings without a problem. Shake the basket often, so that the coating does not stick to the basket. If you use a smaller Air Fryer, you might want to do this in two batches.
Using a low heat, melt the butter in a small saucepan. If you want a nice lemony taste, sprinkle in some True Lemon. It will taste like fresh lemon when you pour it over the Air Fryer Crispy Old Bay Chicken Wings. You can always sprinkle in some Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Recipe Mix if you like.
Toss the Air Fryer Crispy Old Bay Chicken Wings into the melted butter and serve with fresh lemons on the side. Pour the extra butter into ramekins for dipping. Which is what I did and I totally forgot to put the ramekin in the photo, so pretend it is there in the back. 🙂
Enjoy this meal with a side of my Pressure Cooker Wild Mushroom Risotto. For another delicious Wing recipe, check out my Air Fryer Chinese Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings.
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- Ultrean 8.5 Quart Air Fryer
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Simply Gourmet (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Small Stainless Steel Saucepan
- Potato Starch
- True Lemon
- Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Recipe Mix
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Here is your handy printable recipe:
- 3 pounds Chicken Wing Parts
- 3/4 cup Potato Starch
- 1 Tablespoon Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Recipe
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 teaspoon True Lemon
- Fresh Lemons
- Please see my article on How to Prepare and Properly Season your Air Fryer Basket.
- Pat dry chicken wing parts.
- Mix together Potato Starch and Homemade Old Bay Seasoning. Add chicken wings and coat.
- Shake off excess Potato Starch and place in Air Fryer Basket.
- Cook at 360 degrees for 35 minutes, shaking often. Turn temperature to 400 degrees and cook an additional 10 minutes, shaking often.
- Melt butter with True Lemon and toss with hot wings. Serve wings with the remaining Lemon Butter for dipping and Lemons for squeezing.
PIN this Air Fryer Crispy Old Bay Chicken Wings with Warm Lemon Butter!
can these be cook in a stove oven with a air fryer with the same recipe instructions
Hello, I haven’t tried these yet but have you ever tried Baking Powder and a little salt mixed together instead of the Potato starch? I use that to get crispy wings when I bake them in the oven. I just make sure my wings are completely dry before I bake them.. I do put them in the fridge and cover lightly with paper towels over night to dry them out. They always turn out really crispy. Do you think baking powder would work for the air fryer? It’s less expensive than potato starch.
Can the wings start from frozen or do they have to be thawed first?
They can start from frozen, however I prefer to use thawed or fresh wings. The texture is better. Jill
Ya know, I am sick of the potato starch in recipes. I tried to buy it from Amazon. They don’t have it in a reasonable size. I no longer cook your recipes if they contain things that are not available. You are just showing off by listing stuff not available to the general public. I did find the black soy sauce however at a local Chinese market. Go figure?
You can always use something else.
Keep your negative crabby opinions to yourself.
I found the potato starch in the health food section along with the gluten free flours. Hope this helps.
Made these tonight very crispy and good didn’t need the extra 10 min at 400 my were done after the 35 min
I have my chicken in the air fryer RIGHT NOW…LOL
I can’t wait to see how they turn out 🙂
Thanks for this recipe!
Kathi Petersen says
These wings are so great!! Made them tonight for the first time … LOVE THEM! Thank you thank you thank you!!
nancy hallowell says
i would like easy respit
I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF POTATO STARCH, WHERE DO I GET IT ?
Leslie Garber says
I got mine at Amazon. Works great.
glad I found you! got my air-fryer a few months ago and it has been going non-stop! i love not having to pour grease and oil, thank you for the easy recipes using things i can buy at the local market and already in my pantry. still looking for a cookbook for us simple folk.
My name is Gladys I got a airfryer for Christmas from my husband i love using my airfryer
Hi, I haven’t bought an air fryer yet, seems to be mixed reviews on how crisp it makes food. But I would love to make healthier chicken wings. My question; I see tips that say put your chicken wings uncovered in the refrigerator for a day or so that will help the skin to crisp. Have you tried that?
Adele, I believe that air fryers are not equally the same in quality. Jill (This Old Gal) uses GoWise(stylish and reasonably priced) and her food looks amazing. I use a Delonghi (old school looking and expensive, but I got it free from work) and my food comes out amazing as well. I have never had a bad experience with my food not being crispy enough and I never had to put my chicken overnight in the fridge to achieve crispy skin. I would say click on the Gowise link in this blog and purchase it. Good luck.