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No need to head to the local restaurant for wings when these quick and crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings in the Air Fryer recipe can be made at home.

Chicken wings are tossed in a homemade sauce of garlic and parmesan, and spices, then cooked in the air fryer.

Crispy, like wings should be, and as flavorful as expected these air fryer wings are perfect for game day or for any day really!

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings

Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Simple Air Fryer Appetizer

We love chicken in the air fryer, the outsides are crunchy while the inside is tender and juicy.

  • Move over deep fryer because the air fryer makes the best crispy chicken wings.
  • No pot of oil or mess from deep frying.
  • They take much less time (and come out better) than oven-baked.
  • Air-fried chicken wings are so simple to make and jam-packed with garlicky parmesan flavor.

Just mix the sauce ingredients, toss with the chicken, and air fry. Ready in less than 30 minutes, it’s so easy, so quick, and so simple. And don’t forget the dipping sauce, because wings are really the best with a good sauce to dip in!

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings ingredients

Ingredients & Variations

WINGS Buy bone-in chicken wings for this recipe. I use split chicken wings which means the wings are split into little drumettes (small drumsticks) and flats (wingettes) with the wingtips discarded, this is how they’re most often sold at the grocery store.

You can cook whole chicken wings in the air fryer but they’re more cumbersome.

SAUCE A little bit of butter, some garlic, parmesan cheese, and spices are all that’s needed for this recipe. Remember to mince or press the garlic for the best results.

GARLIC We use a double dose of garlic in this recipe. Garlic powder flavors the wings and doesn’t burn as it cooks while fresh garlic cooked in a little bit of butter has the best flavor for the sauce.

VARIATIONS Try breading the chicken before mixing it with the sauce. Or add a little bit of sriracha to the sauce to give these wings a spicy kick.

Raw chicken wings in an air fryer basket

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Wings in the Air Fryer

This is our favorite air fryer chicken wings recipe and best of all, it’s so simple. Just mix, toss and fry!

  1. Air Fry wings in a single layer (per the recipe below).
  2.  Combine all the sauce ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Toss wings in sauce and air fry to crisp up before serving.

Two image showing the steps to toss breaded chicken wings in a garlic parmesan sauce

Tips for The Best Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  • Pat wings dry with a paper towel to ensure that they reach that crispy perfection that is so adored. This will helps them crisp and allows the sauce to stick to the outer skin of the wings.
  • Don’t crowd the wings in the air fryer. Place them in a single layer to let the air circulate.
  • Be sure to air fry a second time once tossed in the homemade sauce to really crisp up the wings and ensure the full flavor in every bite!
  • Cook wings in batches if needed. Once cooked, place all batches back into the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 400°F before serving.

Serve With

  • ranch, blue cheese dressing or dip, buffalo sauce, hot sauce, bbq sauce
  • make it a meal with a side of air fryer french fries, and fresh celery or celery sticks

Garlic Parmesan Wings in an air fryer basket

Easy Air Fryer Appetizers

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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings are crispy wings cooked in a flavorful garlic parmesan sauce. Perfect for game days or an easy dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Sauce

  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Toss wings with olive oil and seasonings and place in the air fryer basket. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • While wings are cooking melt butter in a small saucepan with garlic, cook until fragrant.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in remaining sauce ingredients.
  • When wings are done cooking toss in the sauce mixture and return to the air fryer for 2 more minutes.
  • Garnish with more cheese is desired and serve.

Notes

  • Pat wings dry with a paper towel to ensure that they reach that crispy perfection that is so adored. This will helps them crisp and allows the sauce to stick to the outer skin of the wings.
  • Don't crowd the wings in the air fryer. Place them in a single layer to let the air circulate.
  • Be sure to air fry a second time once tossed in the homemade sauce to really crisp up the wings and ensure the full flavor in every bite!
  • Cook wings in batches if needed. Once cooked, place all batches back into the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 400°F before serving.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American

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Holly is a mom of 4 with a love for all things air fryer! Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making recipes for the everyday home cook!
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