Garlic Parmesan Wings


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These oven-baked garlic parmesan wings are here to steal the show. Perfectly juicy inside and crispy on the outside, they’re a party appetizer that I love to make.

Craving more chicken wing and chicken recipes? Try lemon pepper wings, Korean chicken wings, and fried chicken wings.

parmesan garlic wings.

I reckon chicken wings are the MVP of all appetizers, and my garlic parmesan wings always steal the show. I mean, how can anyone resist crispy oven-baked wings sprinkled with parmesan cheese?

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make garlic parmesan wings
  4. Tips to make the best recipe
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More delicious ways to cook chicken
  7. Garlic Parmesan Wings (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • As crispy as breaded wings. You don’t have to bread chicken to make it crispy. Instead, the parmesan cheese replicates the texture while giving it a fabulous flavor. This makes them suitable for those following a low carb diet.
  • Just like fried wings. Baked in the oven, these wings are less oily and much healthier than deep frying, but you’d never tell.
  • Great for parties. Whip up a double or triple batch and feed a crowd for your next game day party. A warning, though: these will not last long.
garlic parmesan wings.

Ingredients needed

This recipe calls for very simple ingredients. Besides the wings and a few spices, there isn’t much else that goes into it. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Chicken wings. Skin-on chicken wings for the crispiest results. Also, I like to use a mix of wings and drumettes to satisfy all parties (my family seems to love the drumettes more!).
  • Parmesan cheese. Always use freshly grated parmesan cheese as it tastes better, melts better, and sticks onto the wings better, too.
  • Spices. I use a blend of paprika, black pepper, onion, and garlic powder.
  • Butter. Softened to room temperature.
  • Garlic. Minced.
  • Fresh parsley. Finely chopped.
  • Oil. Olive oil or any cooking oil of your choice.
  • Kosher salt. To taste.
  • Baking powder. It’s optional, but adding baking powder is the secret ingredient for foolproof crispy wings. Because we are coating them in parmesan, the wings will already crisp up, but add this if you want that extra crunch.

How to make garlic parmesan wings

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Prep. Start with preparing the seasoning mix. Combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Sprinkle the chicken wings with the seasoning mix and rub to coat them well. 

Step 2- Bake. Arrange the chicken wings on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Bake the wings on the middle rack for 45 minutes in an oven preheated to 450 degrees. 

Step 3- Make the sauce. Melt the butter in a small pot and combine it with minced garlic and chopped parsley leaves. Stir well. 

Step 4- Season and broil. Pour the sauce over the baked wings and sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. Bake the wings for another 5 minutes until the wings become crispy. 

how to make garlic parmesan wings.

Can I air fry this?

You can totally make these in the air fryer. Just like our air fryer chicken wings, they turn out perfectly juicy and crispy! 

Preheat the air fryer to 200C/400F. Once heated, arrange the chicken wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook the chicken wings for around 15 minutes or until they are cooked through, flipping halfway through.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Always pat dry the wings. Depending on the packaging of the uncooked wings, they often have excess moisture around them. Before seasoning them, pat them dry with a paper towel. 
  • Line the baking sheet. The less mess, the better. To make clean-up a breeze, I like to use a rimmed baking sheet, which involves wrapping foil on all sides. Once the wings are cooked, I chuck it away.
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan. Overcrowding the pan with chicken wings will cause the temperature of the oven to drop. Not only that, doing it will also prevent the wings from getting crispy on all sides. 
  • Never add the sauce before baking the chicken wings. The garlic parmesan sauce is designed to stick to the wings. Adding it before the chicken is completely cooked with burn them. 
  • Use a wire rack to bake. For extra crispy chicken wings, put a wire rack over the baking tray and arrange the chicken wings on it. The airflow will make the chicken crispy on all sides. 
  • Use other cuts of chicken. While chicken wings work best for this recipe, you can also use drumsticks and quarters. 

Storage instructions

To store: Transfer leftover wings into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

To freeze: Place leftovers in a shallow container and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Reheating: You can reheat chicken wings in the oven or the air fryer. Do not microwave them as they will lose their crispiness. 

crispy baked garlic parmesan wings.

More delicious ways to cook chicken

garlic parmesan wings recipe.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

5 from 491 votes
These oven-baked garlic parmesan wings are here to steal the show. They are perfectly juicy inside and crispy on the outside. Watch how I make this in my kitchen in the video below!
Servings: 24 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 46 minutes



  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder optional
  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Garlic parmesan wing sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated


  • Heat the oven to 200C/400F and arrange a rack in the middle of the oven.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. If using baking powder, add that too.
  • Place the chicken wings in a baking dish and sprinkle with spices, coat them well. Pour the olive oil over the wings and bake for 45 minutes.
  • While the wings are cooking, add the butter to a small pot and place over low heat. Add the garlic and parsley and stir until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from the heat.
  • When the wings are cooked, remove them from the oven. Pour the garlic sauce mixture over the wings and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 5 minutes, until the wings becomes crispy and brown.


TO STORE: Transfer leftover wings into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
TO FREEZE: Place leftovers in a shallow container and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
TO REHEAT: You can reheat chicken wings in the oven or the air fryer. Do not microwave them as they will lose their crispiness. 


Serving: 1wingCalories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSodium: 145mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 0.1gVitamin A: 191IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 0.3mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Originally published November 2022, updated and republished March 2024

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was an easy recipe. I made my wings in an air fryer. I also used the same recipe on chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces. Both were delicious, tender and flavorful.

  2. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious! Thank you for an easy recipe that really brings flavor to chicken wings. Love the garlic & Parmesan flavor together that gives the wings so much flavor. Will definitely make again Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Ironically, my 18y.o. son asked for these for Thanksgiving (go figure), and, they were such a hit that my eldest son asked for them today for his birthday dinner 😁 I made my own spice rub for these (I eyeball the measurements and ingredients) and they’re absolutely fantastic!!!👍

  4. 5 stars
    AMAZING! Just made for hubs as football watching snack. Delicious! I used the baking powder, dried the wings well & used a rack as I baked them in oven. I added extra grated parmesan after I placed them on serving dish, we loved them & will make this our go to wing recipe. Thank you for sharing😋

  5. 5 stars
    Can I use store bought garlic parmesan sauce, such as (buffalo wild wings garlic parmesan sauce)and still follow the recipe and achieve the same results?

  6. 5 stars
    I don’t usually like garlic parm wings, but I made these for my husband and son. They were amazing!! I think I ate more than both of them did. I think the freshly grated cheese really helps.

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