Homemade Garlic Parmesan Wings

Have you tried Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings? I’ve got the perfect recipe for you to try. Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are so fun and easy to make and perfect for watch the game, or as a quick appetizer before dinner!

platter of crispy baked garlic parmesan wings


 

I often make them alone or even beside buffalo wings for those who don’t want ALL the heat. Also a great addition to an app platter with jalapeno poppers and soft pretzel bites.

Best Homemade Garlic Parmesan Wings

We all can appreciate the crispy bite into a piece of fried chicken but how about a good baked wing? It is possible and actually easy to accomplish this same unforgettable crispy texture that you will go back for.

garlic parmesan wings with dipping sauces

But wait, you will also love my other wing recipes too. There is nothing better than making a variety to serve. The WOW factor alone is priceless.

Fun Fact: Did you know that July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day? It sure is, so mark your calendar so you don’t miss that celebration.

Garlic Parmesan Wings can be made from boneless wings, or wings and drumettes, a smaller drumstick. So choose what works best for you and let’s jump in. I’ve got some tips and tricks to make them all perfect!

close up of garlic parmesan wing

How to make Garlic Parmesan Wings

If you don’t have fresh garlic, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder can be used instead.

I sometimes double the garlic parmesan wing sauce and set half aside so I can use this for dipping too.

  1. Pat dry chicken wings using a paper towel getting them as dry as possible. This helps make those skins crispy and also gets the coating to stick.
  2. In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (optional).
garlic parmesan chicken wing sauce in a glass bowl
  1. Coat dried wings with cornstarch. Toss wings for an even coat of cornstarch.
cornstarch on chicken wings
  1. Drizzle olive oil mixture on top and toss to coat evenly.
garlic parmesan sauce on chicken wings
  1. Place parchment paper or a wire rack sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking and then arrange in a single layer, allowing space between each wing.
wings tossed in parmesan garlic wing sauce
  1. Bake, turning halfway through.
  2. Broil them for just a few minutes to finish them off.
  3. Remove from oven and serve hot with desired dipping sauce.

Tips for the Best Garlic Parmesan Wings

You want that deep fried crispy texture so make sure to follow these easy tips for the perfect crispy wings:

overhead of wing platter with sauces
  • Dry the Wings: I like to pat a paper towel on wings to absorb any extra liquid. I find the better you dry the wings the more crispy they become.
  • Toss in Corn Starch: The cornstarch will naturally absorb liquid, but hopefully your wings are dry that the cornstarch will coat the wings and still have a nice white coat on them.
  • Oven Temperature: 400 Degrees. A nice hot oven makes a difference. Let your oven preheat before baking for the perfect golden brown.
  • Cookie Sheet or Baking Rack: Cook on Baking Sheet or Baking Rack. I like to line cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.
  • Don’t Over Crowd: Leave space in between each wing. This allows heat to reach everywhere and makes for the best crispy baked chicken wings.

Fun Fact: The average American eats 90 Chicken Wings a year

Dipping Sauces to pair with this Garlic Parm Wings Recipe

It’s super important to serve dipping sauces with your homemade crispy chicken wings. I love ranch as a dipping sauce, so it’s always a welcome sauce.

You can also make extra garlic parmesan sauce for dipping.

dipping wing into italian dressing

However, for Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings I also love to dip in:

serving platter of baked wings

Storing and Freezing Homemade Garlic Parmesan Wings

As always, leftover chicken wings can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

A fair warning, in my home, chicken wings come out of the oven and a hoard of teenage boys come scrambling. Don’t hesitate to double the batch to ensure you will get a few too!

I don’t recommend freezing cooked chicken wings. Although it is totally possible, they thaw fairly dry and always need a new coat of sauce.

Reheating this Garlic Parmesan Wings Recipe

It’s easy to reheat wings. Of course if you own an air fryer that would be ideal. Set for 350 degrees for a couple minutes to heat through.

You can also reheat chicken wings under the broiler for a few minutes as well. I do like to lower the rack one notch.

Do you ever wonder why Chicken Wings are served with a stick of Celery or even Carrot Sticks? Typically Chicken Wings have bold strong flavors and many are spicy too. A stick of celery or carrot will cleanse your palate and help to tone down those bold flavors too.

The microwave works, but meat often ends up a little rubbery and has the tendency to explode. Make sure you cover them with a paper towel to prevent messes.

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More homemade wing recipes:

hand holding a plate of smoked chicken wings with BBQ sauce

Smoked Chicken Wings

5 from 3 votes
These hickory smoked BBQ wings give you juicy meat with crunchy skin and a sticky BBQ sauce baste, all ready in just 45 minutes!
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yellow basket of chicken wings with celery and dip

Garlic Buffalo Potato Chicken Wings

4.38 from 8 votes
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings uses a secret ingredient to “bread” wings. Bake to crispy perfection and toss in a garlic buffalo sauce.
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close up of parmesan garlic chicken wings
plate of garlic parmesan wings

Best Garlic Parmesan Wings

5 from 6 votes
EASY Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are so fun and easy to make and perfect for watch the game, or as a quick appetizer before dinner!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Pat dry chicken wings using a paper towel. Press and blot any excess liquid from skins.
  • In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and set aside.
    garlic parmesan wing sauce
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cornstarch over dried wings to coat, turn wings over and repeat with remaining cornstarch. Toss wings for an even coat of cornstarch.
    cornstarch on chicken wings
  • Drizzle olive oil mixture on top and toss to coat.
    chicken wings tossing in sauce
  • Place parchment paper on large cookie sheet OR use a baking rack. Line chicken wings in a single layer so they do not touch.
    chicken wings on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, turning wings half way through.
  • Set oven to broil and place wings under broiler for 2-3 minutes per side. Watch closely so they do not burn.
  • Remove from oven and serve hot with desired dipping sauce.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings.

Nutrition

Calories: 448 kcal, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 34 g, Saturated Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 115 mg, Sodium: 586 mg, Potassium: 238 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Vitamin A: 417 IU, Vitamin C: 3 mg, Calcium: 88 mg, Iron: 2 mg
Author: Rebecca Johnston
Calories: 448
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken wings, garlic parmesan wings
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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    I love love love chicken wings! These look so crispy and delicious, I can’t wait to try them, and I love that I don’t need to deep fry them!

  2. 5 stars
    These wings looks delicious and perfect for game day. I have been looking for a great crispy baked wing and this recipe looks perfect. I love the flavor and think my family would like it too.

  3. 5 stars
    I love wings, but sometimes they’re so messy! These garlic parmesan wings look like just the perfect wing without all the messy sauce. I love this flavor combination.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for the step by step photos ! Made this recipe very easy to follow along. So delicious, will be making again!