How to Reheat Chicken Wings

How to Reheat Chicken Wings is such a good skill to know! Whether using an air fryer, oven, or toaster oven, your leftover wings will be crispy and juicy like the first time you ate them!

How to Reheat Chicken Wings

If you want to learn how to reheat chicken wings I’ll show you the best way to do so.

Buffalo Wings are so good fresh, hot, and crisp. But, can you recreate that same crispy skin the next day?

Yes! Yes, you can!

While there are many different ways to reheat your chicken wings, such as a conventional oven, convection oven, or toaster oven; I’m using an air fryer!

The air fryer basket allows hot air to circulate around each chicken wing producing the best results.

They’ll taste like you just made them!

buffalo chicken wings

Have you tried my cheeky chicken wing hack with Garlic Buffalo Sauce?? I pick up pre-fried wings from Publix and then sauce them myself.

Lately, I’ve been doing this more and more and creating a new sauce each time I heat up the wings throughout the week.

Chicken wings are a great way to get a good high protein low-carb main dish. Plus, they’re ready in under 10 minutes. Winning!

How to Reheat Chicken Wings:

First, start with wings right from the refrigerator. I keep mine in a zip-lock bag, but an airtight container will do well!

leftover chicken wings

Crank your air fryer to 400˚ and allow it to preheat.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many holes in an air fryer basket??

An air fryer is a mini convection oven, circulating hot air all around food. If your oven has a convection setting, and you use a wire rack over a baking sheet, you’ve got an air fryer!

I keep seeing people line their baskets with parchment paper or aluminum foil – don’t do this! You can line the bottom of the air fryer, but not the basket. You need your food raised up so it crisps instead of steaming.

Back to reheating chicken wings!

air fryer basket

After your air fryer has preheated, spray the basket down with nonstick cooking spray. This allows for easier clean-up of the baking tray.

Place your chicken wings on the rack, in a single layer, and air fry for 6 minutes at 400˚.

leftover chicken wings in an air fryer

Each air fryer’s temperature varies. I use a small Chefman Air Fryer that is perfect for this single girl! It’s big enough to heat 5 chicken wings, the perfect serving size for me!

Since your chicken wings were already cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees f, you are just looking to crisp the skin up and heat them through.

Now, I like to sauce my wings with a homemade sauce after they’ve cooked for 6 minutes.

saucing reheated chicken wings

I’ll mix up my favorite sauce of hot sauce, butter, and honey or golden syrup.

Lately, though, I’ve been mixing Bachan’s Japanese BBQ Sauce with Hot Sauce, and mixing together for extra saucy wings!

reheating chicken wings in an air fryer

It’s an easy way to enjoy a different flavor on the crispy wings!

Toss the hot wings into the sauce, then place back into the air fryer for another couple of minutes to let the sauce adhere to the wings.

saucy air fryer chicken wings

Take out of the air fryer, and run through the extra sauce before plating and eating!

One thing to note: only cook as many wings as you think you can eat. You can always heat up more.

Continue to store leftover chicken wings in an airtight container in the fridge.

What if I don’t have an air fryer?

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can totally reheat your wings in the oven!

Just line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set a wire rack or cooling rack inside the baking pan.

Spray the rack down with nonstick spray, and lay the cold wings on top.

Roast in a 400˚ oven for 8-10 minutes, keeping a close eye on them.

This is the perfect method also if you’re reheating a lot of leftover buffalo wild wings!

How to Reheat Chicken Wings

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