These wings are a perfect appetizer for any occasion from game day to Friday night!
Chicken Parmesan Wings are oven-baked or air-fried and then coated in a buttery garlic parmesan sauce. They’re crispy cheesy garlicky good!
Cheesy Garlic Chicken Wings
- These garlic parmesan chicken wings are oven baked or air fried until crispy and golden and then tossed in an easy garlic parmesan sauce.
- Skip the deep fryer; less grease, less mess, and more yum!
- They can be prepped ahead of time and cooked just before serving.
- Naturally low-carb, chicken wings are an easy appetizer.
Ingredients & Variations
CHICKEN WINGS Buy split wings to make this recipe fast. Split wings means that the wings are cut into drumsticks and the flat part with the wingtips discarded (like the photo above).
GARLIC PARMESAN SAUCE These wings aren’t complete without tossing them in a homemade garlic butter sauce with lots of parmesan cheese.
- Use either salted or unsalted butter, either option will work just fine.
- For the best flavor, use freshly grated parmesan cheese. A mini food processor makes this easy.
- I recommend garlic powder over fresh garlic. Fresh garlic has a strong flavor and can be overpowering.
- Feel free to get creative and add your favorite herbs and seasonings, such as paprika or onion powder, to the sauce.
How to Make Garlic Parmesan Wings
- Prep wings (per recipe below). Place on a rimmed baking sheet or an air fryer basket.
- Mix the parmesan garlic sauce in a small bowl & toss half of it with the wings.
- Bake/air fry until golden & crisp. Toss with remaining sauce & serve.
Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce
- Melt the butter & finely grate the cheese.
- Mix all the ingredients in the bottom of a large bowl.
Toss with the chicken wings and serve! Or crank the oven up to 475°F and bake the coated wings a few minutes more if desired.
Tips for Crispy Wings
- Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel before tossing in the flour mixture. Removing the moisture helps to keep them crisp!
- Adding baking powder to the wings before baking in the oven changes the pH of the chicken skin making it crispy and crunchy. We add just a pinch, don’t be tempted to add extra as too much can have an unpleasant flavor.
- Air frying makes the wings crispy and they do not require baking powder, you can skip this step if using an air fryer.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Reheat leftover wings in the air fryer at 360°F for 3-4 minutes or in the oven at 375°F for 7-9 minutes.
More Chicken Wing Recipes
Chicken wings are always a hit for any party, potluck, or game day! Here are some of our favorite variations.
Don’t forget the dipping sauce, we love blue cheese dip or ranch dressing!
Garlic Parmesan Wings
- 3 pounds chicken wings split and tips removed, (36 split wings total)
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅓ cup butter melted and slightly cooled
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
- 4-6 dashes hot sauce Tobasco
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Pat the wings dry with a paper towel.
- Toss the wings with flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
- Line a pan with foil and place parchment paper on it. Arrange wings in a single layer on the pan.
- Bake the wings for 20 minutes, flip, and then bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until crispy and browned.
- In a medium bowl, combine butter, parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and hot sauce. Toss half of the sauce with the cooked wings.
- Increase the oven temperature to 475°F and bake the wings for 8-10 more minutes, or until golden and crisp. (Broil if desired.)
- Remove the wings from the oven and toss with the remaining sauce.
- Garnish with extra parmesan and parsley.
- tossed in the sauce and served immediately
- OR they can be tossed in the sauce and baked a little bit more to brown the parmesan cheese
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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More Appetizers to Dig Into
- The BEST Buffalo Chicken Dip (video) – The hit of every party!
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings – So crispy and easy (will work well with this sauce recipe too)!
- Chicken Lettuce Wraps – easy 30 min meal
- Rotel Dip – quick and easy to prepare
Perfect and delicious! Thank you for sharing with us, never disappointed with your recipes.
I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes Victoria!
I would have liked them better with a stronger garlic taste. They were sort of bland. If I make them again, I will use garlic cloves. I see below someone added cayenne pepper. That would be a great addition.
You can definitely play with the spices to suit your preferences! We would love to hear what your favorite combination ends up being, Donna!
These garlic parmesan wings were delicious! Made them for lunch yesterday and we all enjoyed them. I did sub the flour for almond flour as I am on keto. Worked perfectly!
I love Spend With Pennies. But I was SUPER disappointed with this, DO NOT put parchment paper under the wings. I wasted a whole batch of wings doing that, the paper literally sticks solid to the wings and you can’t get it off. Waste of money and time! I recommend her other recipes though, this one was just a disappointment.
How disappointing Ariel! I personally have never had that issue with any parchment paper. By chance did you use wax paper?
I would imagine she did. Parchment paper wouldn’t stick.
We tried this both ways suggested, that being putting back in the oven at 475 and just putting the sauce on and no more cooking. We prefer putting the wings back in the oven at 475 and getting the wings super crispy. They are delicious.
So glad you love these wings Patricia! Thank you for your feedback on the methods!
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Look amazing, but need to know if the butter is melted first?
Yes, the butter is melted. Enjoy the recipe!
Really loved these wings I tripled the recipe as I had 9Lbs of wings these hands down are the best garlic Parmesan wings I have ever had this is going in the make again book for sure for anyone wanting a little spiciness to the wings just add some Cayenne to taste witch is what I did for a few as I like spicy foods keep up the amazing work…
So glad you loved them, thank you for the tip with the cayenne!
Can I use wax paper instead of parchment paper, or just place the wings on foil? (Yes, I know they’ll stick a little.)
I would not recommend wax paper in place of parchment. If using foil, be sure to spray it very well with cooking spray.
I’m obsessed with the deliciousness of these!
Allergic to poultry, but just itching and sneezing. I have to try this, but am going to use drumsticks and tenders. Bring on the Kleenex and antihistamines.
Hope you love it Elisa!
I am not a fan of chicken wings but like the flavours in this recipe. I find that most chicken legs are only marginally larger than drummets. Do you think that legs could be easily substituted in this recipe?
I haven’t tried this with legs but since the parmesan coating is added after the cooking I think it might work. You’ll want the legs cooked before adding the parmesan mixture. Let us know how it goes.
I totally agree. Mine stuck to the parchment paper also. I will be using foil next time sprayed with Pam. The recipe was delicious & I definitely recommend.
I like simple recipes and these are very delicious and small portions for my family so keep on sending or posting these recipes
Glad you are enjoying them Elizabeth!
Likes your recipes !
How do you cook this in air fryer?
I would follow the directions here for air fryer wings. Once cooked if you’d like to cook the parmesan sauce, I’d suggest an extra 2 minutes or so.
When you hit print it opens to another page. But theirs no option to print. How do you print this. Thank you
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