Wings are a perfect dish to throw together for a quick, delicious meal. Whether it’s for a party, game day, or just a weeknight dinner, chicken wings are always a crowd pleaser.

Chicken wings can be deep fried, grilled, or baked, but to make your life a little easier, we’re using an air fryer for this recipe.

  • If you have whole chicken wings, spread the flat and the drumette and find the joint. Slice through it at the joint between the flat and the drumette, so you’re left with 2 pieces. Cutting the wing tip off is optional, but there is meat in the tip and the crispy skin is delicious.
  • Pat the wings with paper towels until completely dry.
  • Mix the wings with olive oil—this helps crisp them up in the air fryer.
  • Generously sprinkle the Memphis Marinades 901 Reserve Rub and mix thoroughly.
  • Let the wings sit for 15-20 minutes until they come to room temperature.

Celery & Carrots, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, French Fries or Sweet Potato Fries

  • 2 pounds of chicken wings, halved at joints. Wingtips can be kept or discarded.
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp Memphis Marinades 901 Reserve Rub
  • Your favorite Memphis Marinades BBQ Sauce

Serving Sauces

  • Your favorite Memphis Marinades BBQ Sauce
  • Ranch and/or blue cheese dressing



  1. Prep the chicken wings and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Toss the chicken wings with olive oil.
  3. Combine the chicken wings with Memphis Marinades 901 Reserve Rub and mix thoroughly.
  4. Let chicken wings marinate for 15-20 minutes until they reach room temperature.
  5. Pre-heat the air fryer at 375°F for 3 minutes.
  6. Place the chicken wings in a single layer in the air fryer.
  7. Cook at 375°F for 8 minutes then flip and cook for another 8 minutes.
  8. Continue cooking for 3 minutes a side until they’ve reached desired crispiness.
  9. Enjoy the chicken wings dry or toss with your favorite Memphis Marinades BBQ sauce. If you like BBQ wings on the drier side, cook for another 1-2 minutes to thicken up the sauce.