Garlic Parmesan wings are the best option for an impressive appetizer to share. These wings look and taste like a million bucks, but are super easy to prepare and cook. The air fryer makes this recipe even easier! Let me show you how to make these easy garlic parmesan wings today!
By Kelley Grant Mom Makes Dinner.
I love a good chicken wing. They are perfect eaten alone, or you can add a dipping sauce and take your wings to the next level. My garlic parmesan wings are ones that get requested over and over and I always try to have them at any party.
What are air fryer garlic parmesan wings?
These are chicken wings that are coated in a delicious garlic parmesan coating. The wings are then cooked in the air fryer without oil making these a healthier choice than traditional deep frying. They come together quick and make the best appetizer.
The great thing about these wings is that you don’t need a bunch of ingredients to make them. In fact, the ingredient list is full of fairly common items that you can find at your local grocery store. To make air fryer garlic parmesan wings you will need:
- Chicken wings
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Red pepper flakes
Chicken wings – You can either use fresh or frozen chicken wings for this recipe. If you grab a bag of frozen, be sure to defrost them the day before you plan to cook them.
Olive oil – The oil is used to help keep the chicken juicy during cooking and make sure the spices stick. You can use any type of oil you have on hand here.
Garlic powder – This gives the wings a great flavor. You can use real garlic here, but I find garlic powder easier to use in this recipe.
Other spices – The other spices are a great combination and play well with the garlic and Parmesan. I did add red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick. Feel free to adjust the spices as you see fit.
Parmesan – The best Parmesan for these wings is the finely grated Parmesan that comes in the green canister. This Parmesan adheres to the wings better and provides an amazing flavor.
How to make air fryer wings
Once you have gathered all your ingredients you will also need to grab:
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Air Fryer
Step 1 Pat your wings dry
Using a paper towel, pat your wings as dry as possible. This will help the olive oil and spices adhere to the wings better.
Step 2 Add spices
In a large mixing bowl or bag, place your wings and add the olive oil. Add in the spices and mix to coat.
Finish with the grated Parmesan cheese. Coat well.
Step 3 Air fry
Place about 6 wings in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 12 minutes total.
You can flip the wings at the 6 minutes mark, if you’d like.
Step 4 Serve
Top with parsley and additional Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Can I make these in the oven?
You can! Follow the directions to coat the wings with the spices and Parmesan, and then follow the baking instructions for our oven baked hot wing recipe.
Other wing recipes to try
I love a good wing recipe. Be sure to try out:
These flavorful Garlic Parmesan Wings are quick and easy to make in an air fryer. Ready to eat in under twenty minutes they are great anytime!
- 12 chicken wings
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated (store bought in a can) *see notes
Pat dry your wings.
In a large mixing bowl or Ziplock bag, place your wings and the olive oil.
Add the spices and coat the wings.
Add in the Parmesan cheese. Coat well.
Place 6 wings in the air fryer basket. Cook for 12 minutes total at 400 degrees. Flip halfway through cooking.
Repeat with remaining wings.
Serve and enjoy.
*Two wings per person when served as an appetizer.
*Whole chicken wings were used in this recipe, but sections of flat and drumettes may be used.
*While I normally prefer real Parmigiano-Reggiano, I find that the canned version sticks to the wings better.