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Garlic Parmesan Wings

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Baked garlic parmesan wings are crispy and full of flavor. Made with freshly grated parmesan and a few spices – it makes the perfect crispy skin.

Serve these crispy wings as the perfect party appetizer with a simple garden salad or crispy potato wedges on game day. These wings taste great dipped in ranch dressing!

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Baked Parmesan Chicken Wings

  • I love this wing recipe because it’s simple, fast and totally delicious! They’re something the whole family will enjoy.
  • All you need is some fresh parmesan cheese and a few spices to make this easy crispy coating. This recipe can be used on chicken drumsticks, and chicken thighs too.
  • You can serve these chicken wings with raw veggies or roasted vegetables, or a quick salad. These taste great dipped in ranch dressing!
  • For more homemade wing recipes, check out our balsamic glazed wings and lemon garlic chicken wings. These would make a great wing serving platter!

Check out our six healthy chicken marinade recipes for even more delicious chicken ideas. Inside that post, I share six versatile marinades you can use to flavor your chicken.

baked parmesan chicken wings on a white plate with parsley and kitchen towel in background

Recipe Ingredients

  • CHICKEN WINGS: You’ll need 2 lbs of chicken wings. This recipe can also be used on chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks.
  • PARMESAN: These wings will taste best when you use freshly grated parmesan cheese (not the jar stuff). Parmigiano reggiano cheese can usually be found in the specialty meat and cheese section of the grocery store.
  • BUTTER: I used salted butter. You could also use unsalted butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil etc.
  • SPICES: For spices you’ll need dried parsley, paprika, salt and pepper.
parmesan chicken wings cooked on a baking sheet

How To Make Baked Parmesan Garlic Wings

  1. Two separate bowls are needed for the chicken coating mix. One small bowl will have melted butter. The other will have grated parmesan and spices.
  2. Dip the chicken wings one at a time in melted butter. Next, add them to the parmesan mix and coat all sides. See recipe card instructions below for full details.
  3. Place the wings skin side up in a single layer on a prepared large baking sheet (use a baking rack for extra crispy chicken). Bake until the chicken is fully cooked. Serve and enjoy!

Leftover wings can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven to get them crispy again. The microwave will make these wings soggy.

Tips For Crispy Chicken Wings

  • Don’t prewash your chicken. Instead, just lightly pat them dry with a paper towel. Excess moisture can produce soggier results.
  • Use a baking rack that has a wire rack sitting on top of a baking sheet. This helps the fat drip away from the chicken so it gets nice and crispy. If you don’t have one, you can also use a regular baking sheet.
  • Broil the chicken on high for a few minutes after baking. Keep an eye on them as they crisp up to avoid burning.
chicken wings on a white plate with parsley and kitchen towel surrounding it.

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings Recipe

Baked Parmesan chicken wings are crispy and full of flavor. Made with freshly grated parmesan and a few spices – it makes the perfect crunchy coating.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with aluminum foil.
    baking sheet with avocado oil spray
  • In a medium bowl combine the grated parmesan, dried parsley, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    In a separate bowl, melt butter in the microwave. You can also use a cooking oil for this step (avocado oil, coconut oil, etc)
    bowl of melted butter, bowl of parmesan spice mix, container of raw chicken wings.
  • First, dip the chicken wing in the melted butter. Coat on both sides.
    bowl with melted butter and raw chicken wing inside.
  • Next, toss with the parmesan mixture. Coat both sides.
    bowl of parmesan spice mixture with raw chicken wing coated inside.
  • Place wings skin side up in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or use a baking rack). Repeat the last two steps until all chicken wings are coated.
    Bake for 45-55 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F as an internal temperature when poked with a meat thermometer.
    baking sheet with parmesan covered raw chicken wings in a single layer
  • Use a pair of tongs to add to a serving plate. Serve warm and enjoy!
    cooked parmesan chicken wings


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.

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