These Nashville hot wings have a secret short cut in this easy appetizer recipe!
Looking for a quick but satisfying hot wing recipe? Try these Nashville hot chicken wings – Instead of making an actual Nashville hot wing sauce, this fast recipe uses Nashville seasoning instead!
Use as much seasoning as you like; it’s easy to turn up the heat on these lip smacking chicken wings.
Nashville Hot Wings Recipe
This easy appetizer recipe uses an air fryer; with a 10 minute prep and a total of about 30 minutes cooking time, you’ll be making these delicious chicken wings again and again.
Serve with pickle slices, sliced fresh vegetable sticks and dip. These wings go great along with some light cocktails, like this Tequila Kiss.
Or why not serve up some of these refreshing Skinny Bitch cocktails?
If your gathering is a special celebration or a holiday party, try these Whiskey Champagne cocktails.
Six ingredients is all it takes to make these Nashville wings – ready to get started? Let’s go!
- Chicken Wings
- Melted Butter
- Nashville Hot Seasoning
- Dill Pickles
Gather up your ingredients and pull out your air fryer. Take the chicken wings out of the refrigerator and and bring them to room temperature. Pat each chicken wing dry, using a paper towel.
Now pre-heat your air fryer to 390 degrees.
Drain off some of the pickle juice from the jar of pickles and then lightly coat each chicken wing with pickle juice, using a pastry brush. Once coated, sprinkle the wings with salt and pepper.
Arrange the chicken wings on the air fryer rack and air fry for 20 minutes. Remove from air fryer and lightly coat with more melted butter and sprinkle with Nashville Hot seasoning.
How much hot seasoning to use is totally up to you! Some folks like their wings extra hot, so go for it, if you dare.
Place the wings back in air fryer for another 5-10 minutes or until wings reach your desired crispyness.
Remove from the air fryer and arrange the Nashville hot wings on a platter, along with some pickle slices.
Serve alongside extra pickles and fresh veggie sticks.
What if I can’t find Cuisinart Nashville Hot Seasoning?
Cuisinart Nashville Hot Seasoning isn’t sold everywhere, sometimes you can’t even get it on Amazon. If you can’t find it, try this Olde Thompson Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning instead!
What’s the difference between Nashville hot and Buffalo Wings?
Nashville hot chicken typically is coated in a thick peppery paste after frying. Buffalo Wings have a wetter sauce; they’re moister and not as crispy.
This recipe makes it even easier using the seasoning instead of making the thicker paste!
- Pre-heat air fryer to 390 degrees.
- Take the chicken wings out of the refrigerator and let them reach room temperature.
- Pat the wings dry with a paper towel.
- Coat with melted butter or 0 calorie cooking spray.
- Lightly coat each wing with pickle juice.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place on air frying rack and air fry for 20 minutes.
- Remove wings from the air fryer and lightly brush more melted butter and sprinkle with Nashville Hot seasoning.
- Place back in air fryer for 5-10 minutes or until wings are crispy (to your liking).
- Serve with pickle slices and fresh veggie sticks.
Use as much of the hot seasoning as you like. Or make two batches, one hot and one milder.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g