Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings

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I have been all about my Air Fryer lately.  Did you know you can reheat food, cook foods, and even bake in it?   I’ve been having fun trying to make all sorts of things in the Air Fryer.  One thing I kept hearing about that I just had to try were wings.   I don’t normally make wings because they are messy but I decided to give them a try.

You won't believe how crispy these Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings get in the Air Fryer.

Plus, do you know what today is?   It’s my birthday!   Seriously it is but it’s also National Wing Day so this is was the perfect time for me to try and make wings in the Air Fryer.   I do really like them I just don’t have them very often.

I didn’t want to make buffalo wings because I figured it would be all over the Air Fryer so instead I made these Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings.   As a quick note these need to marinate for at least a few hours so make them earlier in the day and let them sit in the refrigerator to get more flavor.  The marinade is simply Ranch seasoning, butter, garlic, black pepper, and a touch of vinegar.

Everything you need to make Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings

I mixed up the marinade, threw in the wings, and put them in the refrigerator.  I will say I was a little nervous as to how these would come out but I put them in the Air Fryer and cut up some veggies while they were in there.  After ten minutes I opened it up to shake it and I could see that they were starting to brown.

Air Fryer Garlic Butter Wings

They smelled amazing while they were baking.   I could really smell the ranch and the butter.  When they were finished I was excited to see how brown and crispy they looked.   I was shocked to see how much liquid was at the bottom of the Air Fryer.  It was the grease and excess marinade but wow that was an eye opener.

These Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings are bursting with flavor!

The wings themselves were awesome.  They were super crispy and I could really taste the garlic, butter, and ranch.  In fact, I usually dip my wings in Ranch dressing but these were so flavorful I didn’t need too.  When my husband got home he tried them as well and was really surprised by how good they were.

So if you’ve been wondering whether or not to try wings in the Air Fryer I vote a big yes!

You won't believe how crispy these Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings get in the Air Fryer.

Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Crispy air fried chicken wings in a garlic butter ranch marinade are great as an appetizer or as part of your dinner.


  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing seasoning (or 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl combine the butter, ranch seasoning, garlic, vinegar, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Place the wings in a gallon sized zip top baggie. Pour the marinade over top of it and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 12 hours.
  3. When ready to cook place the wings in an Air Fryer at 360 degrees for 20 minutes, shaking or turning the wings after 10 minutes.
  4. Raise the temperature to 400 degrees and cook for an additional 5 minutes.


Recipe adapted from This Old Gal

These Air Fryer Garlic Butter Ranch Wings are crispy and so tasty!
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  1. Happy Birthday!! ? I’m on the fence about purchasing an air fryer. When you say, there was a lot of grease & liquid on the bottom of the fryer, is there a place for it to drain or does the chicken sit in it while cooking?

    1. We love ours! In most recipes there is hardly anything that drains out but I’m thinking the wings combined with the butter mixture made a lot of grease. There is a grate the wings or anything else you put in sits on then a tray where the grease goes. It’s also super easy to clean. We use our Air Fryer daily!

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