Sunday, October 4, 2020

Garlic Parmesan Wings (Air Fryer or Oven) + Video

Garlic Parmesan wings are crispy like fried chicken, but this air fryer recipe makes them so much easier. Make chicken wings for dinner tonight!
title text (Garlic Parmesan Wings (Air Fryer or Oven)) pictured on parchment paper
Finger food is one of our favorite appetizers when we go to restaurants. But, it's just as easy to recreate your favorite chicken recipes at home.

Crock Pot Sriracha Honey Wings are so tender the meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. The caramelized sweet and spicy sauce is truly enough to make your taste buds sing!

Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings are baked wings that are perfect for game day or non-game day get together. They are sweet and spicy with a great added layer of flavor from the limes.

Crock Pot chicken wings have a spicy Buffalo sauce for a fantastic snack or light meal. Make this slow cooker recipe for game day parties! 
air fryer chicken wings ingredients (chicken wings, baking powder and spices)

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Wings

Making this appetizer recipe couldn't be easier. You simply coat the chicken in the garlic parmesan wing sauce and then cook it in your air fryer until it's crispy and golden.

Tools / equipment needed to make this recipe
  • Air fryer - This is my favorite air fryer!
  • Whisk - I have had this set for over 10 years and it is still as good as the day I bought it. With 3 sizes there is a whisk for every job.
  • Spray bottle of cooking oil

air fryer wings in the air fryer basket


FAQ and recipe tips

Can I make this chicken wings recipe with frozen chicken?

I started these garlic parmesan wings with fresh poultry, but there is no reason you can't use frozen if you prefer. Just make sure that the internal temperature reads 165F when you remove them.

You can also use this recipe with skinless chicken if you want to cut the total fat content a bit more. No adjustments are needed to make this substitution.

How many can I cook at a time?

How many you can make at a time really depends on the type and the size of the fryer you use.

It's important that you place the wings in a single layer in the basket and be certain that you don't crowd them together.

My recipe makes enough for 4 pounds of wings, drumettes, and flats. You can adjust it as you need to in order to feed more or fewer people.
garlic parmesan wing sauce ingredients (butter, garlic, parmesan, salt & pepper, parsley)


How can I keep them crispy?

If you want to keep your garlic parmesan wings crispy while you cook more, you can place them on a lined cookie sheet in a preheated oven.

This way, they will stay warm and crispy until the next batch is ready to eat.

Serving suggestions

This easy chicken recipe makes a wonderful appetizer at a party or get together. But, if you want to serve this as a main entree or light lunch, you can add a few of these side dishes.

Air fried frozen French fries come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Make the recipe and enjoy comfort food without the fat!

Air fryer potato chips are a healthier version of your favorite salty snack! Make this easy recipe for guilt-free snacking!

Instant Pot corn on the cob is tender, steamed sweet corn without boiling water! Make this pressure cooker corn recipe in 5 minutes! 
air fryer chicken wings with garlic parmesan wing sauce


How to store leftovers

If you don't eat all of these garlic parmesan wings in one sitting, you can simply place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Then, be sure to use them up within 3 to 5 days.

When you want to reheat the leftovers, just place them back into your fryer. Cook them at 360°F for 4 minutes and then 400°F at 5 minutes for the best results.
How to freeze

To keep the chicken for longer than 3 to 5 days, the best option is to freeze them. Just put them in a freezer bag and use them up within four to six months.

To eat them in the future, allow them to defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Then, reheat them as above the next day.


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garlic Parmesan wings on parchment paper


Chicken wings recipe video

Watch us make these air fryer wings from start to finish in the video at the top of this post.

Yield: 6-8 servings
Author: Donna Elick
Garlic Parmesan Wings

Garlic Parmesan Wings

Garlic Parmesan wings are crispy like fried chicken, but this air fryer recipe makes them healthier. Make chicken wings for dinner tonight!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 24 MinTotal time: 29 Min


For the wings
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, drumettes and flats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder, aluminum-free
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Garlic Parmesan Sauce
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, fine chop


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F. Place the wings in a large bowl, add the baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the wings in the basket in a single layer, not touching. Air fry for 12 minutes, flip, and air fry an additional 12 minutes. Continue until all the wings are done. 
  3. Meanwhile place the butter, garlic, grated parmesan, and the black pepper in a small bowl, whisk to combine. 
  4. Toss the wings in the sauce, garnish with shredded Parmesan and parsley.

title text (Garlic Parmesan Wings (Air Fryer or Oven)) close up on parchment paper

Originally published October 2020

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  1. So this recipes say garlic parmesan wing air fryer or oven. Yet there are no oven instructions. How would you bake them in the oven. Thanks


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