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Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer

Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer

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Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer
Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer


Air fryer

An air fryer is a small countertop convection oven designed to simulate deep frying without submerging the food in oil. A fan circulates hot air at high speed, producing a crisp layer via browning reactions such as the Maillard reaction.

Some product reviewers find that regular convection ovens or convection toaster ovens produce better results, or say that air frying is essentially the same as convection baking.

How to Reheat Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

When you have leftover chicken wings from a meal and would like to enjoy them the next day or a few days later, they are delicious when reheated in an air fryer.

The best part is that using an air fryer is simple and only has three steps:

  • First, ensure that your air fryer has been preheated for five minutes at 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then, place your leftover chicken wings into the air fryer basket in a single layer.  Make sure to allow room around each piece.
  • Cook for approximately 5-6 minutes or until the internal temperature of the wings reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer.

When warmed, remove the wings and enjoy!

The Benefits of Reheating Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

There are several benefits that make reheating your leftover wings in an air fryer the best choice.

Saves time

It only takes 5-6 minutes to reheat the wings making the process super quick.  An added advantage is that you will not have to turn on your oven and wait for it to preheat.

Less waste

By being able to utilize any leftovers, you will not only work towards reducing your food waste, but you will also decrease the overall cost of your grocery bill.  Reheated chicken wings are great paired with different sides the second time around.


When reheating chicken wings, if done correctly, they will be just as tasty the next day as they were when originally made.  Some individuals claim that they taste even better and are just as crispy when reheated.

Reheat Chicken Wings In Air Fryer

This is the best way to reheat wings at home in your air fryer. These chicken wings are crispy, perfectly reheated, and ideal for when you have leftover KFC hot wings and want to put them to good use.

Before we dive into this guide for reheating chicken wings in the air fryer, I have something even better for you to check out first.

It is our Learn Your Air Fryer online course and our free air fryer mini course. They are ideal for air fryer beginners. The free course runs for 5 days and is in the format of an email miniseries. While the learn your air fryer course runs every week with a new PDF and ecookbook for a whole year.

Or browse our site as we have 450+ air fryer recipes that are easy to recreate at home and we have been showing people how to use the air fryer since 2011.

Reheat Chicken Wings

Dominic and I are not big eaters. Well unless you have a big bar of chocolate of course, but overall, we don’t eat big portion sizes. Our frugal mindset loved it in the US when we visited, as we could share a meal between the 2 of us and it saved us a tonne of money.

We’re the ones in the pizza restaurant that asks for a pizza box, so that we can take the rest of it home with us. Or when we go for a KFC you can guarantee we will not quite finish it all.

The KFC bucket is a good example. You get so much stuff that there is no way that 2 people could eat that. Well unless you’re Joey from Friends!

From our last trip to KFC on my birthday we ended up with 10 spare KFC hot wings.

We portioned them up into two bags of 5 hot wings and placed them into small zip loc bags and saved them for later in our freezer.

Today became that “later” when we had a craving for some hot wings and decided to show you how to reheat chicken wings in the air fryer.


Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer
Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer



  • 8 Leftover Chicken Wings


Air Fryer Method

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375F / 190C.
  • Add the leftover chicken wings to the air fryer basket. Leave space between them so they cook and crisp evenly.
  • Cook the wings for 5 -7 minutes, turning over halfway through the cooking time.
  • The wings are done when the internal temperature reads 165F / 74C when a meat thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the chicken wing.

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C.
  • Add wings to an oven-safe baking rack placed on top of a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, turning the wings over halfway through cooking time.
  • The wings are done when they are heated to an internal temperature of 165F / 74C.


  • Allowing the wings to come to room temperature for about 20 minutes will help with crisping up and ensure that the chicken will be heated all the way through.
  • For even crispier wings, give them a spritz of oil a few minutes before they are finished cooking.
  • The cooking time is an estimate and may need to be adjusted based on the size of your wings.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Leaving space between the wings allows the hot air to circulate so the wings get crispy.
  • If your chicken wings look dry, spray with a little water before adding to the air fryer basket.
  • Air fryer temperatures vary depending on the make and model. Start with less cooking time, check for doneness, then adjust cooking time as needed.
  • There are 6 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving. This info will vary depending on the type of chicken wings.


Calories: 213kcal | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 150mg | Vitamin A: 141IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Can You Freeze Chicken Wings?

Yes, you can. Just like I show you in this reheat fried chicken post, frozen chicken wings are amazing for saving for later. You can use KFC hot wings (like we have done) or use any type of chicken wings.

Load them into the freezer in a zip loc bag and then you have them for later.


Like any kind of leftover chicken, you want to keep your wings in an airtight container or zippered plastic gallon bag in the refrigerator.

When stored properly, they will keep for 3-4 days.


  • Cook the chicken wings until they are warmed thoroughly, then immediately remove them from the air fryer. Overcooked chicken wings will dry out.
  • Use an Instant-Read Thermometer to ensure the chicken wings are completely heated through.
  • If you’re reheating whole chicken wings in the air fryer (not just drums or flats), add an extra 2 minutes to the cooking time. Since whole wings are larger, this will allow them to fully heat through.
  • Preheat the air fryer before adding the wings to keep them from overcooking and drying out.

How Many Wings Can Fit in an Air Fryer?

It depends on the size of your basket! The key is to not overcrowd the basket.

There has to be at least an inch of space in between each wing, so they reheat properly.

Be sure the wings don’t overlap or stacked on top of each other. This will leave you with soggy, rubbery skins!

Remember: when cooking or reheating with the air fryer, space is important.

Without it, air won’t circulate freely inside the oven, thereby, not cooking the food properly.

If you have more wings than the basket can fit, just reheat in batches.

It’s actually great because you get to reheat similar sizes in the same batch – another key to even cooking.

How Long to Reheat Wings in the Air Fryer 

This also depends on the size of the wings and the temperature you set the air fryer, but it will take somewhere around 7 to 10 minutes.

Wings are relatively small, so it won’t take long to reheat.


Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer
Reheating Chicken Wings in air fryer

How to Keep Chicken Wings Moist

If your leftover wings are on the dry side, spritz them with water before you air fry.

Also, you can always rely on the sauce!

Just coat the reheated wings in your favorite sauce and you won’t even notice the dryness.


Yes! However, I do have a few tips for you to avoid a mess.

I like to use a small air fryer pan when I’m reheating sauced wings. This will keep the sauce on the wings so they don’t stick to the air fryer basket, plus they’ll stay nice and moist.

You could also use tin foil or parchment paper rounds with little amounts of sauce on them.

Besides that, just reheat the sauced chicken wings in a preheated air fryer for 4 to 5 minutes at 350 degrees.



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