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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings

Extra crispy air-fried wings tossed in a buttery, garlic parmesan sauce.  These delicious chicken wings are full of flavor.  They are perfect for an appetizer or main meal and great for wing platters and football parties.  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and make a large batch, as they will disappear quickly.

Garlic parmesan wing being dipped in a dish or ranch dressing.

These delicious, crispy air fryer wings, tossed in a savory garlic butter sauce, are a great addition to wing night.  Crispy skin is perfect for absorbing the buttery sauce, and because it is not spicy, it’s a recipe the whole family will love.

Looking for spicier wings?  Try our extra-hot mango habanero hot wings or milder air fryer tequila lime wings.

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Why you’ll love air fried parmesan wings

  • Quick – These tasty wings come together quickly and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
  • Simple ingredients – You only need fresh chicken wings and some pantry seasonings.
  • Crowd pleaser – These wings are always a huge hit. You will want to make a large batch as they will disappear quickly.

Who doesn’t love to dive into a large platter of freshly cooked chicken wings?

Wings are a staple food in many households when it comes to appetizer night or football season, but they also make a great meal.

Chicken wings are a perfect hand-held snack. With endless flavors to choose from, there is something for everyone.

While buffalo wings are the flavor most people associate with wings, especially during occasions like game day, these air fryer garlic parm wings are a delicious alternative for those who don’t like spice. 

The parmesan wing sauce in this recipe is made with melted butter, a blend of seasonings, and parmesan cheese.  We use garlic powder, but you can use fresh garlic for a more potent flavor.  

This recipe is for approximately two pounds of wings, but it is easy to scale it up or down as needed. 

The wings are crispy on the outside, juicy inside, and smothered in a rich, buttery, garlic parmesan coating.

Make sure you have a good stack of paper towels nearby; you will need them.

Platter of wings with ranch dipping sauce.

Ingredients

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Chicken wings – I prefer to buy split wings. You can buy whole wings and do it yourself, but I hate paying for the tips that get tossed. Depending if you are a drums or flats person, you can choose to buy packages of drums only if you like. 

Baking powder – This little ingredient helps make the wings extra crispy. Trust me. 

Seasonings – The seasoning blend is a mixture of dry spices you likely have in your pantry already; we use a mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, cayenne pepper, and salt. The cayenne adds some spice, but these would still be classified as mild. However, you can leave it out.

Butter – Real butter is important in this recipe.  This recipe works with either salted or unsalted butter.

Grated parmesan – This is the parmesan you can buy in a shaker container, usually beside the dry pasta in the grocery store.  

Grated parmesan is economical, and it mixes well with the butter.  Feel free to use fresh grated or shredded if you have it.  Or add a sprinkle of freshly shredded parmesan cheese to the finished wings. 

Ingredient to make garlic parmesan wings.

How to Air Fry Parmesan Garlic Wings

One – Mix the flour, corn starch, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small bowl.

Place the wings in a large mixing bowl and toss them with half the flour mixture. Then, wait 5 minutes before adding the remaining flour mixture to the wings, and toss them again. 

Two – Place the seasoned wings in a shallow layer in the air fryer basket and spray with olive oil.  If you are using an air fryer with trays, you will want to place the wings in a single layer on each wire rack.  

Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to work in batches.

Wings floured and in air fryer basket ready to cook.

Pro Tip – By adding half the seasoning and waiting a few minutes, the wings will get sticky as moisture from the skin soaks into the flour. When you toss the wings again, more flour will stick, making the wings extra crispy when cooked.

Three – Cook the wings at 380 degrees for 23 minutes, shaking or turning the wings halfway through.  

When the wings are almost done cooking, melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave or a small saucepan, then add the parmesan cheese and the remaining seasonings.

Four – After the wings have finished cooking, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour the melted butter mixture over the wings and toss to coat.  

You can sprinkle the cooked wings with chopped fresh parsley or shredded parmesan for extra flavor if desired. 

​Chicken is fully cooked when the internal temperature reads 165°F on an instant-read thermometer or when the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced.  The cooking time may vary slightly between units. For the best results, be sure not to overfill the air fryer. 

Cooked air fried wings and wings in a bowl tossed in sauce.

Serving Suggestions

These crispy air fryer garlic parmesan wings can be served in many ways. 

They are great on an appetizer platter or can be served as the protein portion of your meal.

When serving them on a wing platter they go well with spicier varieties such as mango habanero chicken wings, tequila lime wings, or air-fryer buffalo turkey wings.

On an appetizer platter, they go well with snacks such as air-fried buffalo chicken wontons, jalapeno popper wontons, or air-fried cheeseburger egg rolls.

I always serve wings with a side of dip, such as jalapeno mayo dip or ranch dip.

Garlic parmesan wing being dipped in ranch dressing.

Storing Leftover Garlic Parm Wings

If you have leftover wings, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about three days.

You can refresh the crispy texture by reheating the wings in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 350°F.  

You can freeze cooked wings for several months in an airtight container or freezer bag. 

FAQS

Can you reheat air fryer chicken wings?

Yes, you can. I usually just toss them back in the air fryer at about 350°F for 5-7 minutes. The leftovers are great cold, too.

Can I prepare these ahead of time?

If you want to prepare these ahead of time, toss them in half of the flour mixture and store them in the refrigerator. Before placing them in the air fryer, toss them in the remaining seasoning and cook as directed.

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Printable Recipe

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings

Crispy air fried wings tossed in a buttery, garlic parmesan coating. These wings are full of flavour and are perfect for an appetizer or snack.
4.85 from 85 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 897kcal
Author: Deanna

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds split chicken wings
  • 3 Tbsps all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Olive oil spray

Garlic Parmesan Butter

  • ¼ Cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsps grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Mix the flour, corn starch, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper and salt in a small bowl.
  • Place the chicken in a large bowl and add half of the flour mixture. Toss to coat, wait 5 minutes, then add the remaining flour mixture and toss again.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer basket or tray in a single layer. A bit of overlap is ok.
  • Lightly spray with olive oil spray then place the basket in the air fryer and set to 380°F for 23-25 minutes. Half way through the cook time shake or turn the wings.
  • When the timer is almost complete, melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove. Add the seasonings and parmesan cheese and whisk to combine.
  • When the chicken has finished cooking remove from the air fryer and place the wings in a large bowl. Pour the butter over the wings and toss until the chicken is well coated.
  • Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese, if desired and serve.

Notes

If you prefer to use fresh garlic in the butter sauce you can substitute 2 cloves of crushed or minced garlic for the powder.

Nutrition

Estimated Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings
Serving Size
 
1 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
897
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
68
g
105
%
Saturated Fat
 
27
g
169
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
1878
mg
82
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
10
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
40
g
80
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Originally published in 2021 on The Busted Oven, this recipe has been updated for user experience and is now permanently housed on Tastes of Homemade.

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