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Easy Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

This Easy Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings recipe is made first with a dry rub and then drizzled in a delicious butter sauce. No need to visit Pizza Hut or Wing Stop with this recipe!

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings

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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings

I have outlined a couple of ways you can make these crispy wings! You can bake them in the oven or you can use your air fryer. The key to get them crispy is to use a little bit of oil. I like to use olive oil and I spray the chicken using this oil spray bottle from Amazon.

Dry Rub Ingredients

I like to use McCormick’s Montreal Chicken Seasoning when I make wings. It’s a combination of onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and sage. You can also simply use salt and pepper.

You will also need all-purpose flour and grated parmesan cheese. Baking powder can be substituted for flour.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings

Parmesan Garlic Sauce Ingredients

How to mix the parmesan garlic sauce is the key component of this recipe. You will need minced garlic, I like to use fresh garlic and my garlic press from Amazon, butter, and olive oil. You can omit the olive oil and simply use all butter if you wish.

Add all of the ingredients to the pan so that they melt and come together. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken after it has baked and the skin has crisped. I like to put the wings back into the oven or the air fryer after this so that it soaks into the skin of the chicken. You can wait to do this step immediately upon serving the wings if you wish.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

You can bake the chicken wings or fry them using an air fryer. The air fryer is my preferred method. I recommend this Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer from Amazon.

  1. Add flour, grated parmesan, chicken seasoning, salt and pepper to a large bowl with the chicken wings. You can also use a sealable bag. Ensure the chicken is fully coated.
  2. For the air fryer, place the chicken wings in the air fryer basket. Spritz the chicken wings with cooking oil. Air fry for 15 minutes on 400 degrees. Open and flip the chicken and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  3. For baked chicken wings, line a sheet pan with parchment paper and add the wings. Spritz the chicken wings with cooking oil. Bake the wings for 20 minutes and then open and flip the wings. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken wings from the air fryer or oven and drizzle the wings in the garlic parmesan sauce.
  5. Return the chicken wings to the air fryer. Air fry for an additional 3-4 minutes on 400 degrees.
  6. Return the chicken to the oven. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings

What Type of Cheese to Use

I find that the bottled grated parmesan works best for this recipe than fresh. I am typically a fresh parmesan only type of person, but fresh parmesan will clump when you melt it. If you aren’t opposed to the clumpy look of cheese on the wings, go for it and use fresh parmesan if you want.

garlic butter parmesan sauce drizzled over chicken wings

How Many Carbs

Each serving has 11 net carbs. If you substitute all-purpose flour for baking powder, each serving has 1 net carb.

garlic parmesan wings in a bowl wrapped in a red and white napkin

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Garlic Parmesan Breaded Fried Chicken Wings in a basket lined with a red and white napkin
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Easy Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

This Easy Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings recipe is made first with a dry rub and then drizzled in a delicious butter sauce. No need to visit Pizza Hut or Wing Stop with this recipe!
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic parmesan chicken, garlic parmesan chicken wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 374kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Oven and Baking Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Pat the chicken dry and place it on a large bowl or plastic bag.
  • Add the flour, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan, chicken seasoning, salt and pepper to the chicken. Ensure the chicken is fully coated.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and add the wings. Spritz the chicken wings with cooking oil.
  • Bake the wings for 20 minutes and then open and flip the wings. Spritz with cooking oil. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Heat a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, garlic and 1/4 cup of grated parmesan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the butter and cheese have melted.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and drizzle the wings in the garlic parmesan sauce.
  • Return the chicken to the oven. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and parmesan if you wish.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Pat the chicken dry and place it on a large bowl or plastic bag.
  • Add the flour, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan, chicken seasoning, salt and pepper to the chicken. Ensure the chicken is fully coated.
  • Line the air fryer basket with air fryer parchment paper. Place the chicken on the parchment paper. Spritz the chicken with olive oil.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the chicken. Spritz the chicken with cooking oil. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Heat a saucepan on medium high heat. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, garlic and 1/4 cup of grated parmesan.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the butter and cheese have melted.
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer and drizzle it with the garlic parmesan butter.
  • Return the chicken to the air fryer. Air fryer for an additional 3-4 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Garnish with parsley and parmesan if you wish.

Notes

  1.  I like to put the wings back into the oven or the air fryer after drizzling the garlic butter parmesan sauce so that it soaks into the skin of the chicken. You can wait to do this step immediately upon serving the wings if you wish.
  2. If you like a lot of garlic flavor use more fresh garlic or you can add garlic powder to your dry rub of flour and seasoning.
  3. I find that the bottled grated parmesan works best for this recipe than fresh. I am typically a fresh parmesan only type of person, but fresh parmesan will clump when you melt it. If you aren’t opposed to the clumpy look of cheese on the wings, go for it and use fresh parmesan if you want.
  4. If you are having trouble spraying the wings with oil because of the flour, you can allow them to cook for about 5 minutes and then spritz the oil. The will prevent the breading from coming off.
  5. To make this recipe low carb you can swap the all-purpose flour for baking powder. I usually only use a tablespoon of baking powder.
  6. You can use actual wings (instead of drums and flats) if you wish, you may need to adjust the amount of ingredients needed to fully coat your wings.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g
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Recipe Rating




Felicia

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

This is my second or third time making these. This time I used pure grated parmesan without any additives. It made a huge difference in the sauce at the end. The tips and techniques used are spot on. The bad news is I always triple this (but not the breading) because my family devours them lol!

Brandon Taylor

Monday 26th of October 2020

Made these wings in the air fryer for my friend's birthday. They were so good! We made more than the recipe called for, so we made extra of garlic parmesan sauce. We also poured the extra sauce over the wings at the end. The whole thing was just phenomenal!! Would definitely recommend trying these out!!

staysnatched

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed.

Ashley Garrison

Sunday 4th of October 2020

Ok these wings get 1000000 stars. I’d never made wings before so I was certain I’d mess it up but the direction was easy to follow and it was so easy using an air fryer. Tasting these wings, you’d have no idea that I was the one who cooked them! The flavor was insane and I’m definitely going to make them again!

staysnatched

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Thank you! I love to hear that!

Lisa

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

I made these tonight and they were awesome! I have purchased Brandi's air fryer cookbook and went with her recommendations on the air fryer, evo sprayer and air fryer parchment rounds- all have not disappointed. Easy and delish! Great recipe

staysnatched

Monday 7th of September 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed these!

Natalie

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

If you follow the steps in this recipe your wings will turn out as pictured!!!. I made one mistake with the airfryer on my first go ? Don’t forget to turn your wings I turned them and everything. However, when the timer ends you have to take them out right away ? or they will burn And over cook a bit ? Use baking soda it makes the breading hold so well and all the flavor yum. This was my first time using the Cosori Airyer it’s amazing and easy to use and clean. My wings overall were garlic yummy crispy perfection with this recipe. Thanks Brandi!

staysnatched

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.