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These air fryer garlic Parmesan chicken wings cook up perfectly in the air fryer and are tossed in a garlicky Parmesan sauce. You’ll love how easy and delicious these wings cook up!

air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings on a white plate.

If you’re looking for the BEST way to make chicken wings I need to introduce you to the air fryer!

Air fryer chicken wings cook up so CRISPY and the best part is that they don’t make a mess or require me to turn on the oven or the grill.

When it’s 105 degrees F outside I’m always happy for alternate cooking appliances.

I not only made these wings extra crispy I also tossed them in a delicious garlic Parmesan sauce.

Trust me, if you like garlic (and salty yummy Parmesan cheese) you’ll love these wings!

air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings on a white plate with a green napkin.

What is an air fryer?

An air fryer is basically a tabletop convection oven.

It mimics the outcome of a deep fat fryer but without the use of oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks up the food.

The 2 most common air fryers you’ll see are basket style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven style. There are pluses to both but I personally prefer my basket style.

What is the best air fryer to buy?

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s a bit smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer.

My biggest tip when it comes to air fryers is to make sure you pick a style that will work the most for your family and the amount of food you will be cooking.

My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc. which work well for my household.

air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings topped with sauce.

Ingredients for air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings

  • Chicken drumettes – I like to use drummettes because I like the mix of flat and drumstick pieces. You could also use traditional chicken wings.
  • Olive oil – This not only brings flavor but brings moisture for the sauce.
  • Unsalted butter – Just a touch for rich buttery flavor which works well for the sauce.
  • Garlic – This is one of the main flavors for the chicken wings. You can mince your garlic fresh or buy it preminced.
  • Parmesan cheese – I like using grated Parmesan as it melts easily into the sauce and coats the wings really well.
  • Parsley – Helps bring color and a touch of flavor.

Baking chicken wings in the oven

Of course! If you want to do them in the oven you should follow the directions on my other post – baked garlic buffalo wings.

That post will walk you through how to properly bake your chicken wings so they turn out extra crispy and delicious.

You’ll still want to heat up the garlic Parmesan sauce either on the stovetop and then toss or heat it in the microwave and toss.

Either way will give you a delicious chicken wing but the air fryer method is the least amount of work.

air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings served on a serving plate.

More air fryer recipes

Why not try a few of my other delicious air fryer recipes?!

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Yield: 12 chicken drumettes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These air fryer garlic Parmesan chicken wings cook up perfectly in the air fryer and are tossed in a garlicky Parmesan sauce. You'll love how easy and delicious these wings cook up!

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken drumettes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add chicken drumettes to the basket of your air fryer and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Flip the chicken drumettes and cook for another 8 minutes.
  4. At this point, the wings should be crispy and fully cooked. If they are not crispy or fully cooked (this can happen depending on the size of the drumettes) cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. While the wings are cooking melt the butter, olive oil, and garlic in a 12-inch skillet set over medium heat.
  6. When the mixture is warm and the garlic is fragrant remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and minced parsley.
  7. Add the cooked wings to the garlic Parmesan mixture and toss to combine.
  8. Enjoy hot.

Notes

  • You can also melt the butter and heat the olive oil in the microwave if you don't want to use the range.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 818Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 176mgSodium: 932mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 32g

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