These keto dill pickle air fryer wings definitely bring the flavor! If you're a fan of all things meaty and tangy, you need to whip these up ASAP!
Hear ye, hear ye...
The days of takeout wings are over. Well, not totally over. Let's be real--some days you just can't beat that convenience! I'm not going to lie...I LOVE Wingstop, Hooters, and Buffalo Wild Wings, but what if I told you, you could achieve the same quality...if not better at home with your air fryer?
Not only are these wings beyond delicious, but they're SO fast, better for you, and a fraction of the price.
Are air fryer wings better for you?
I do think so!
One main reason these wings are better for you, besides you knowing exactly what is going into them is that they're not fried in all that oil you'd get at a restaurant.
They're still insanely crispy, but they're not overwhelmingly oily.
Plus, you can customize them however you want. This post's focus is the dill pickle flavor, but the possibilities are truly endless.
How to make Dill Pickle Wings In Your Air Fryer
I use the Ninja Air Fryer for all of my recipes. This is a very spacious fryer with 1550 Watts. Your specific model, wattage, and size will affect cook times, so make sure you keep an eye on your food during the cooking cycle.
One thing I love about this recipe is that it's ridiculously simple to make. All you need to make the LOW CARB VERSION are:
- Pickle Juice
- Ground Dillweed
- Baking Powder
How long should I marinate my wings?
This really depends on your personal preference. Marinating in pickle juice for an hour will you a more subtle pickle flavor in the final result. Two to four hours would produce a more potent taste.
Depending on how pressed you are for time, and how pickley you'd like your wings adjust the time accordingly.
How do I make my air fryer wings super crispy?
This might surprise you, but the secret to super crispy wings, even in the oven is... baking powder. The baking powder isn't used as a breading, it's actually used to alter the acidity of the chicken skin to give you that crunch we all love.
In order to get the wings coated well, after they were done marinating, I transferred them to a separate ziploc bag and added salt, pepper, ground dillweed, and baking powder.
I shook this bag up until everything was well covered, and laid them in a single layer across my air fryer basket. All it took was 18 minutes to get them this beautiful golden brown. I flipped them halfway through for even cooking.
- 2 pounds bone-in chicken wings
- 1 cup of pickle juice
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place chicken wings in a bowl or plastic bag filled with pickle juice and let marinate in the refridgerator for 2-4 hours.
- Fill a different bag with salt, pepper, ground dillweed and baking powder, and transfer marinated wings there.
- Shake the bag until all of the wings are well coated.
- Place wings in a single layer in air fryer basket. Not stacking the wings helps to evenly cook them all and avoid soggyness.
- Set temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and timer to 18 minutes.
- Halfway through cooking, use tongs to carefully flip each chicken wing to evenly cook the other side.
- Wings will be finished when their internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow to cool to a comfortable temperature before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 22gCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 29g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate. If nutrition is important to you, I'd strongly recommend calculating it yourself based on the ingredients and amounts you used.