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Jerk Chicken Wings

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These Jerk Chicken Wings are cooked in the air fryer and are made with just 3 ingredients! These spicy wings are easy to prep and make and perfect to serve as an appetizer or main.

Jerk chicken wings on parchment served with a dip

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Wings, quite honestly, are never a bad idea, especially when they are this crispy and juicy! These jerk chicken wings are loaded with flavor and take hardly any effort to make in the air fryer.

Ingredients For Jerk Chicken Wings

You only need three ingredients to make these beauties!

  • Chicken wings: Buy good quality wings and free run / organic if you can.
  • Jerk seasoning: You can use a store bought mix, but my homemade Jamaican jerk seasoning recipe is perfect for these wings!
  • Salt: Add to taste

How To Make Jerk Chicken Wings

  • Season chicken wings with 1 Tbsp of the jerk seasoning. Refrigerate and allow the chicken wings to rest with dry rub for at least 30 minutes.
Chicken wings in a bowl with jerk seasoning
  • Preheat the air fryer basket on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chicken wings to the basket and cook for 20-25 minutes, shaking about every 7 minutes.
Chiken wings in the air fryer before cooking
  • Cook the wings until they are crispy and golden.
Cooked chicken wings in the air fryer
  • Once done, remove the wings and place them in a large bowl. Add the remainder of the jerk seasoning and toss to coat the wings. Serve and enjoy.
Cooked jerk chicken wings in a silver bowl

Crispy chicken wings every time!

I love making chicken wings in my air fryer. They always come out super crispy and juicy, you would never guess that they weren’t deep fried. You need to shake the basket every 7 minutes just to get them crispy all over, but that’s about it. No flipping or basting required!

Are these wings spicy?

I use my own Jamaican jerk seasoning recipe for these wings. It is pretty spicy, but because you make it yourself you can easily adjust it to your taste. You can of course use your favorite store bought brand if you prefer.

What do you serve them with?

I love to serve these wings as an appetizer alongside some cooling ranch dip. They can also be served as a main alongside vegetable and potato sides. They go really well with my air fryer French fries or candied sweet potatoes.

A jerk chicken wing being held towards camera

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. These wings will register close to 200 degrees Fahrenheit when they’re done, but the chicken will be nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
  • This recipe calls for fresh wings but the chicken can be cooked from frozen. I cover that in process in detail in my air fryer chicken wings post

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Jerk Chicken Wings

These jerk chicken wings are cooked in the air fryer and are made with just 3 ingredients! These spicy wings are easy to prep and make and perfect to serve as an appetizer or main.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword air fryer chicken wings, Jamaican wings recipe, jerk chicken wings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 283kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season chicken wings with 1 Tbsp of the jerk seasoning. Refrigerate and allow the chicken wings to rest with dry rub for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer basket on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2-3 minutes. Add chicken wings to the basket and cook for 20-25 minutes, shaking about every 7 minutes. Cook the wings until they are crispy and golden.
  • Once done, remove the wings and place them in a large bowl. Add the remainder of the jerk seasoning and toss to coat the wings. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. These wings will register close to 200 degrees Fahrenheit when they’re done, but the chicken will be nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
  • This recipe calls for fresh wings but the chicken can be cooked from frozen. I cover that in process in detail in my air fryer chicken wings post

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1366IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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Vivianne Bollien

Thursday 16th of April 2020

I’m in the process of buying a new air fryer. I have no idea what brand to buy. Are you able to share the brand you use? I did buy one but the chemical smell is disturbing and food taste like burnt plastic. I need one I can depend on working for more than a couple of months, and does not smell, and is at least 5.8q . Thanks

Raquel Green-Murdock

Monday 27th of April 2020

@Tanya, I have bought the new cosori 5.8 and shipped it to my home in Jamaica. I am now home in Jamaica and have been using it. It is amazing.

Tanya

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Hi Vivianne, I use the Bella Pro 5.3 qt that I purchased from Amazon. I hear good things about the Cosori 5.8 qt as well, but I don’t own that one.

Kari | Chef and Steward

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

So happy to have discovered you just now! These wings look sensational. I am a Jamaican myself and I approve! Love and blessings!

Tanya

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Thank you so much Kari :)

Glenda Floyd

Friday 27th of March 2020

These chicken wings look so good Im gonna have to try it but my air fryer is different from the one showing I have tbe one with the trays and my basket is a rotisserie basket Can I use the basket or the trays for this chicken jerk chicken wings

Tanya

Friday 27th of March 2020

Yes, either would work. You would need to adjust the cooktimes slightly though. I'd keep an eye on them as you may have to cook them a little longer.