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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

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

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 but 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!

Craving more wing recipes? Try my Pineapple Mango Habanero Chicken Wings, Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings, or my Air Fryer Honey Mustard Chicken Wings.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings covered in 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 brings flavor and moisture to the sauce.
  • Unsalted butter – Just a touch of 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 pre-minced.
  • Parmesan cheese – I like using grated Parmesan as it melts quickly into the sauce and coats the wings well.
  • Parsley – Helps bring color and a touch of flavor.

Air Fryer FAQ

An air fryer is a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep-fat fryer but without oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks the food. The two 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 prefer my basket style.

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer. My biggest tip regarding air fryers is to pick a style that will work best for your family and the amount of food you will cook. My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc., which works well for my household.

The answer to this will depend on your brand. It is ALWAYS best to double-check all brand recommendations by reading your user manual or visiting their website and seeing if they address this question on their site. My air fryer brand is basket style, and the outer and inner baskets are dishwasher safe.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings on a plate.

Baking chicken wings in the oven

Of course! If you want to bake them, follow the directions in my other post, Baked Garlic Buffalo Wings.

That post will teach you how to cook chicken wings properly to make them extra crispy and delicious.

You’ll still want to heat 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.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings served with extra garlic sauce.

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

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

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!
4.64 from 25 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 chicken drumettes


  • 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


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Add chicken drumettes to the basket of your air fryer and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken drumettes and cook for another 8 minutes.
  • 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.
  • While the wings are cooking melt the butter, olive oil, and garlic in a 12-inch skillet set over medium heat.
  • When the mixture is warm and the garlic is fragrant remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and minced parsley.
  • Add the cooked wings to the garlic Parmesan mixture and toss to combine.
  • Enjoy hot.


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


Serving: 1g | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken drumettes, air fryer chicken wings, Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings, chicken wings
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About Brandy!

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Recipe Rating

Doriinda Dunn

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

Mine is a question... do you start with frozen or thawed?

Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Thursday 19th of August 2021

So delicious! Thank you for this amazing recipe!

Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Thursday 19th of August 2021

My family is going to love this, thank you for the recipe!


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