5 Salt 5 Pepper Air Fryer Dry Wings

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Oh, me. These 5 Salt and 5 Pepper air fryer dry wings are why I am such a big fan of un-sauced wings. Sure, you can make these and still sauce them. And you should. But do yourself a favor and try them dry. They’ll make a believer out of you.

Packed with flavor

The 5 Salt and 5 Pepper seasoning from Kroger is packed with flavor. So, you ask yourself, really? Are there really 5 different kinds of salt and 5 different kinds of pepper in it? Yes! Here’s proof. The salts: sea, pink Himalayan, Cypress white, French grey, and fleur de sel. The peppers: cayenne, chili, black, red and green bell. All combine for a decidedly different taste that hits every part of your tongue. And makes it tingle!

5 Salt 5 Pepper Air Fryer Dry Wings

Be heavy-handed!

Do not be shy with the seasoning when it comes time to make your 5 Salt 5 Pepper Air Fryer Dry Wings. Seasoning them good and let them dry brine in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking them. That’ll help get some of fantastic salty pepperiness deep inside, making each bite completely incredible. Afterward, season them even more after they’re cooked up crispy hot.

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5 Salt 5 Pepper Air Fryer Dry Wings
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5 Salt 5 Pepper Air Fryer Dry Wings

Delicious salty peppery wings!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, wings
Servings: 1
Calories: 13kcal



  • Season the wings with the 5 Salt and 5 Pepper seasoning. Do not be shy with it. Toss to get the seasoning coated evenly on all sides.
  • Place wings in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Lightly spray the basket of your air fryer with non-stick spray. Preheat per manufacturer's recommendation to 350 F.
  • Add the wings to the basket (be careful it's hot!).
  • Cook wings for 12 minutes.
  • Flip the wings and cook another 12 minutes.
  • Increase the air fryer temperature to 400 F and cook another 6 minutes.
  • Remove wings from fryer and place in a bowl. Toss with more seasoning, to taste.
  • Let cool slightly (the wings will crisp as they cool) then serve.


Note: If your barbecue sauce is refrigerated, set it out on the countertop before starting the wings so that it warms up a bit. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings.
Note: The full 30 minute cook time is for large, meaty wings. If your wings are a bit thinner (er… scrawny) back the times down to 10/10/4 minutes instead of 12/12/6 minutes.


Calories: 13kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 9mg | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.

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