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The Best Garlic Parmesan Wings

January 31, 2024 (Last Updated: February 14, 2024)

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings, is where crispy perfection meets savoury bliss. Whether you opt for the air fryer, bake them in the oven, or go for the classic frying method, each bite is a burst of flavour with a golden crispy exterior and a delicious blend of garlic, Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Elevate your wing game with this versatile and irresistible recipe that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at any event or game day!

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings, is where crispy perfection meets savoury bliss. Whether you opt for the air fryer, bake them in the oven, or go for the classic frying method, each bite is a burst of flavour with a golden crispy exterior and a delicious blend of garlic, Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Elevate your wing game with this versatile and irresistible recipe that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at any event or game day!

Looking for more chicken wings recipes? Check out my Soy Garlic Chicken Wings, Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, Sweet Ginger Thai Chicken Wings or my BBQ Sriracha Chicken Wings recipes, next!

garlic parmesan chicken wings on wooden platter.

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings

So by now, you should know I am obsessed with garlic! Fresh garlic, garlic powder, garlic salt, garlic butter, garlic on meat, garlic on veggies, garlic on seafood – give it all to me! On the other hand, I am pretty much indebted to cheese. It’s definitely a food that I will never get tired of.

Now, if 1+1=2, and we apply the concept to the previous statements, it would mean this gar-par wings recipe is a match made in heaven, sent to earth solely for me! This recipe is finger-licking good, and very simple to make. It uses common ingredients and creates something spectacular and mouth-watering. Did I hook you yet? Yes? Perfect! Keep reading for more!

Here’s Why You’ll Love this Garlic Parmesan Wings Recipe

  • Versatile Cooking Options: This Garlic Parmesan Wings recipe gives the flexibility to cater to your preferred cooking method. Whether you choose to air fry, bake, or fry, the result is consistently crispy wings with the same delicious blend of garlic and Parmesan.
  • Irresistible Flavour Fusion: Dive into the delicious marriage of savoury garlic and rich Parmesan that coats each wing, delivering an explosion of flavour with every bite. The seasoning blend creates a perfect balance, making these wings a crowd-pleasing favourite for any occasion.
  • Simple Yet Impressive: With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, this recipe allows you to create a restaurant-quality dish at home, impressing your guests or satisfying your own craving for a deliciously satisfying treat.

Garlic Parmesan Wings Ingredients

  • Chicken Wings: Split them into drums/drumettes and flats or prepare them whole.
  • Garlic Powder: Infuses the wings with a robust garlic flavour, adding depth and aromatic richness
  • Onion Powder: Enhances the savoury notes, contributing a subtle oniony undertone to the overall taste.
  • Paprika: Provides a mild smokiness and a hint of sweet pepper flavour, elevating the wings’ taste profile.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: Season the wings to taste, ensuring a well-balanced and satisfying flavour.
  • Baking Powder (or Flour and Cornstarch for Frying): Creates a crispy exterior when baking or frying, giving the wings a delightful crunch.
  • Minced Garlic: Introduces a pungent and intense garlic taste, boosting the overall savoury experience, add this minced.
  • Melted Butter: Gives richness and a velvety texture, elevating the wings with a buttery taste.
  • Parmesan Cheese: This gives a sharp, cheesy kick, complementing the garlic and creating a tasty umami taste.
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley: Adds a burst of freshness and a hint of herbaceousness, balancing the richness of the wings.

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Wings

Air Fried Garlic Parmesan Wings

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, combine chicken wings, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and baking powder. Toss until wings are evenly coated.
  2. Place the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Air fry for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the wings are golden and crispy.

Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, mix chicken wings, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and baking powder until well combined.
  2. Arrange the wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ensuring they are evenly spaced. Bake for 45-50 minutes, turning halfway through, until wings are golden and crispy.
chicken wings in air fryer basket.

Deep Fried Garlic Parmesan Wings

  1. In a bowl, season chicken wings with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. In a separate bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Coat each wing in the flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  2. In a deep fryer or large skillet, heat oil to 375°F (190°C). Fry wings in batches for 10-12 minutes or until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels or a wired rack.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

  1. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, sauté minced garlic in melted butter until fragrant then remove from heat. Toss the cooked wings in the garlic butter, add Parmesan cheese and parsley, ensuring an even coating. Serve immediately and enjoy!
cooked wings with garlic butter sauce.

Recipe Substitution

  • Chicken Wings: feel free to swap the wings for chicken drumettes, chicken tenders, or cauliflower florets for a vegetarian option.
  • Garlic Powder: substitute with minced fresh garlic (use approximately 1 clove for every 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder).
  • Onion Powder: Minced fresh onion or onion flakes work as well!
  • Paprika: Switch things up and use smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or chili powder for a hint of heat.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Want to switch up the flavour profile, try using Pecorino Romano, Asiago, or nutritional yeast for a vegan option.
  • Fresh Parsley: Use whatever fresh herb you have on hand or your fave such as fresh cilantro, chives, or basil for a different herbal note.
  • Oven Baked Wings: Bake the chicken wings at 450°F (230°C) for about 40-45 minutes then add the sauce.
  • Air Fried Wings: Air fry the chicken wings at 400°F (204°C) for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and coked through.
overhead view of a tray of garlic parmesan chicken wings.

How to Serve Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

  • Appetizer or Snack: Serve them as a classic appetizer or snack at gatherings, parties, or game nights.
  • Game Day Platter: Arrange the wings on a large platter alongside dipping sauces like ranch or blue cheese, celery sticks, and carrot sticks for the perfect game day spread.
  • Main Course: Pair the wings with a side of crispy fries, a fresh salad, Jamaican Hard Dough (Hardo) Bread or coleslaw to create a satisfying main course.
  • Taco or Wrap Filling: Shred the meat from the wings and use it as a delicious filling for tacos, wraps, or sliders. Add some fresh veggies and a drizzle of sauce for a unique twist.
  • Pasta Topping: Serve the wings on top of a bed of pasta, whether it’s a classic spaghetti or a creamy Alfredo. The garlic and Parmesan flavours will complement the pasta beautifully.

Tips for the Best Parmesan Garlic Wings

  • Season and Marinate: Ensure that you season the chicken wings well with a combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Allow the wings to marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator to enhance the flavour.
  • Quality Parmesan and Fresh Garlic: Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a richer flavour. Avoid pre-grated Parmesan, as it often contains anti-caking agents that can affect the texture. Additionally, use fresh garlic instead of powdered garlic for a more robust and authentic taste.
  • Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley or cilantro over the wings before serving. This not only adds a burst of colour but also introduces a fresh herbal note that compliments the richness of the Parmesan and garlic.
garpar wings.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  1. Oven (Recommended for Crispy Texture): Preheat to 375°F and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Air Fryer: Preheat to 375°F and air fry for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Microwave: Heat in 30-second intervals until warmed through. While this method is convenient, the microwave can make the wings lose their crispiness.
  4. Stovetop (Pan or Skillet): Reheat in a skillet with a bit of oil until heated.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Any additional tips for achieving the perfect crispy texture?

Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel before seasoning. Removing the moisture helps to keep them crisp.

Can I use an air fryer for a healthier option?

Yes! Air fry the chicken wings at 400°F (204°C) for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through, until golden brown and coked through.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free or dairy-free?

Yes, use gluten-free flour or cornstarch for coating and substitute butter with a dairy-free alternative, and use a dairy-free Parmesan or nutritional yeast.

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The Best Garlic Parmesan Wings

Taneisha Morris
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings, is where crispy perfection meets savoury bliss. Whether you opt for the air fryer, bake them in the oven, or go for the classic frying method, each bite is a burst of flavour with a golden crispy exterior and a delicious blend of garlic, Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Elevate your wing game with this versatile and irresistible recipe that's sure to be a crowd pleaser at any event or game day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizers & Starters, Chicken & Poultry, Game Day
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 417 kcal

Equipment

  • Air-Fryer for air fried cooking method
  • Oven for oven baked cooking method
  • Deep Fryer or Heavy Bottomed Pot/ Dutch Oven, for deep fryer method

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings split, or whole
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder if oven baking or air frying (if frying use 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch)
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese finely grated
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley chopped

Instructions
 

Air Fried Garlic Parmesan Wings

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, combine chicken wings, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and baking powder. Toss until wings are evenly coated.
  • Place the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Air fry for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the wings are golden and crispy.

Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, mix chicken wings, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and baking powder until well combined.
  • Arrange the wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ensuring they are evenly spaced. Bake for 45-50 minutes, turning halfway through, until wings are golden and crispy.

Deep Fried Garlic Parmesan Wings

  • In a bowl, season chicken wings with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. In a separate bowl, combine flour and cornstarch. Coat each wing in the flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  • In a deep fryer or large skillet, heat oil to 375°F (190°C). Fry wings in batches for 10-12 minutes or until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels or a wired rack.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, sauté minced garlic in melted butter until fragrant then remove from heat. Toss the cooked wings in the garlic butter, add Parmesan cheese and parsley, ensuring an even coating. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Season and Marinate: Ensure that you season the chicken wings well with a combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Allow the wings to marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator to enhance the flavour.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 26gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 423mgPotassium: 253mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 931IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 190mgIron: 2mg

Note, the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.

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