For game days, snack time, or easy meal prep, try this recipe for garlic parmesan wings in the air fryer.

Chicken wings are tossed with oil and seasonings, then cooked in the air fryer with a buttery parmesan sauce seasoned with fresh chopped garlic cloves.

These wings are overflowing with flavor from a double dose of fresh and powdered garlic as well as savory parmesan cheese that’s baked right into the crispy skin.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings

Easy Air Fryer Wings!

  • Achieve this finger-licking flavor from simple pantry staples!
  • Air fryer wings mean easy clean-up. You get all the flavor and crispiness without the extra oil, calories, or cleanup!
  • Air fryer wings are ready in minutes. No waiting around for the oven timer to go off!
  • Wings cooked in the air fryer are perfect for small crowds. This recipe makes enough to serve four.
ingredients to make garlic parmesan wings labeled:garlic, salt, parsley, butter, olive oil, garlic powder, parmesan, and chicken wings

Ingredients and Variations

Chicken Wings – For the best air fryer wings and quicker prep, look for split wings that already have the drummets and wing portions separated, and the wing tips already chopped off.

You can use frozen boneless or bone-in wings, but be sure to thaw first so you can pat them dry for crisping up in the air fryer.

Sauce – Use real butter and freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese for the best flavor. However, you can also get good flavor from a butter substitute and a shaker jar of cheese if that’s what you have! Be sure to crush the garlic to extract the most flavor.

Variations – This keto and gluten-free recipe uses simple seasonings, but you can amplify the flavor with your favorites. Try a DIY blend of onion, garlic, and cayenne powder or this herbal Italian mix.

Raw chicken wings in an air fryer basket

How to Make Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings

  1. Pat wings dry and toss with oil and seasonings (per the recipe below).
  2. Cook in the air fryer while prepping the sauce.
  3. Pour the sauce over the wings and continue cooking for an additional two minutes.

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauces or other snacks for a delicious spread.

Tips for Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  • Be sure to pat the wings dry to ensure the oil and seasonings stick.
  • Don’t crowd the air fryer. Wings need space to allow the hot air to circulate.
  • These wings are tasty all on their own, but especially delicious with creamy or spicy dipping sauces. Try a creamy chip dip or a spicy Buffalo dip.
  • For the best appetizer tray, serve with other hot and savory appetizers, such as pizza rolls or bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.
Garlic Parmesan Wings in an air fryer basket

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Leftover wings will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer for 4-6 months. Reheat thawed wings in a preheated 350°F air fryer for 3-4 minutes, or until warmed through. Spritz with a little oil if necessary.

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



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


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


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days and in the freezer for 6 months. 
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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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