This air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings recipe brings together crispy, tasty wings with an absolutely addictive parmesan garlic sauce.
These easy chicken wings are a bit of a Buffalo Wild Wings copycat. I loved their version so I had to make my own at home!
The best part about these parmesan garlic wings is that they’re made in the air fryer which is so much easier and healthier than deep frying.
The next time you’re looking for an easy recipe for some garlicky, juicy wings, check this one out! They’re a great appetizer for anything from parties to game day.
Common Questions about Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Can I cook wings in the air fryer with the sauce on?
We generally don’t recommend it since the sauce can burn or it can get messy in the air fryer. However, it is possible to do if you want to — just use an air fryer pan and keep your eye on them while they cook.
How can I make sure my wings are crispy?
The first step to making sure you have crispy wings is to ensure they’re not crowded in the basket so that the hot air can reach all sides of the wings. You can also flip them halfway through cooking to make sure you wind up with crispy chicken wings.
Should I rinse my chicken wings ahead of cooking?
Rinsing chicken before cooking is not recommended. It has the potential to contaminate your cooking area.
Making Parmesan Garlic Wings Ahead of Time
You can toss the chicken with the cornstarch coating and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.
Wings are best straight out of the fryer but you can keep them in the fridge or freezer if you do have leftover wings. Be sure to let them come to room temperature before storing them.
Refrigerator: Keep cooked wings in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
Freezing: Freeze wings for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. It’s best to freeze wings that have not been sauced.
Tips For The Best Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
These wings are pretty simple to make but there are a few tips that will get you the best results.
- Dry the chicken. Before coating with the cornstarch mixture, blot the chicken wings with a paper towel — this helps the skin to be more crispy once fried.
- Sauce the wings after they are air fried. This will keep the sauce from burning in the air fryer — while this recipe does call for heating them briefly after being sauced, that is merely for the purpose of making sure the sauce is hot when served.
- To keep wings from getting cold before serving while you’re making other batches, place them on a wire rack over a large baking sheet in an oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
You only need a few simple ingredients to whip up these wings.
- Parmesan cheese
- Butter (salted)
- Parsley dried
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Kosher salt
Kitchen Supplies You’ll Need
You only need a few basic supplies in addition to your air fryer
How to Make Parmesan Garlic Wings in the Air Fryer
It couldn’t be simpler to make these copycat Buffalo Wild Wings in your air fryer.
- Place the cheese, butter, oil, parsley, garlic, and onion powder in a medium saucepan.
- Turn the stovetop to medium heat.
- Continuously stir the mixture until it comes to a boil.
- Once the butter mixture boils, remove it from the heat and set aside.
- Then, place the raw wings in a large bowl.
- Add the cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
- Using your hands, toss the wings with the cornstarch mixture until the wings are completely coated.
- Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
- Transfer wings to the air fryer basket, placing them in a single layer.
- Spray the wings with a neutral oil.
- Cook for the recommended time.
- Transfer the wings to a clean, large bowl.
- Pour the garlic parmesan sauce over the wings and toss them. Be sure that the wings are all completely coated with the sauce.
- Place the wings back in the basket and cook briefly before transferring them to a serving platter.
What to Serve With Air Fried Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Air-fried wings are great all on their own but you can serve them alongside some other dishes, too.
- French fries – If you’re watching the game, this is a great combination.
- Other appetizers – Make a full appetizer spread with your other favorite snacks.
- Salad or soup – Make it part of your main course by adding your favorite soup or simple green salad on the side.
- Sauces – Whip up some sauces that you think would pair well from marinara or a homemade garlic butter sauce (for more garlicky flavor) to a cheesy alfredo-style dipping sauce.
Why You Should Make This Recipe
There’s no shortage of reasons to make these wings in your air fryer.
- Convenient – With only a handful of ingredients and a quick cook time, these are an easy and affordable way to feed a crowd.
- Classic – Wings are a perfect party appetizer and they’re a classic game day snack.
- Popular – Many people love wings so these are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Variations and Add-ins
We love the flavor of these wings just as they are but you can make your own variety, as well.
- Coating – Use a different sauce, like Buffalo sauce (or one of your favorite flavors) or try a dry rub.
- Heat – If you want a little heat in your sauce, try adding black pepper, cayenne, or red pepper flakes.
- Starch substitute – You can use flour instead of cornstarch or experiment with other alternative starches like arrowroot flour or rice flour.
- Garlic – If you prefer fresh garlic, mince it finely and use it instead of the powder.
- Butter – For less saltiness, you can use unsalted butter.
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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup butter salted
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tsp parsley dried
- 2 tsp granulated garlic
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 lb wings 8 pieces
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Combine the cheese, butter, oil, parsley, garlic, and onion powder in a medium saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat. Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove and set to the side.
- Add the wings to a large bowl along with the cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
- Toss the wings until fully coated.
- Place the wings in the air fryer basket and spray lightly with oil.
- Cook at 400°f for 15 minutes.
- Remove cooked wings and place them in a large bowl.
- Drizzle the garlic parmesan sauce over the top of the wings and toss to fully coat each wing.
- Return wings to air fryer basket and cook at 400°f for an additional 3 minutes.
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