This crispy garlic parmesan chicken wings air fryer recipe is the perfect party appetizer or game day wings! Tossed in a mouthwatering garlic parmesan sauce, and healthier than deep-fried chicken wings.
If you love deep-fried chicken wings but are looking for a healthier version, this garlic parmesan chicken wings air fryer recipe is what you’ve been looking for! Not only are they healthier, but they’re also simpler to make and without all the mess of deep-frying to clean up afterward.
These garlic parmesan wings air fryer are wonderfully tender, and the combination of garlic and parmesan cheese will leave your mouth watering! Cooking wings in the air fryer means that juices and marinades don’t evaporate during the cooking process, so it’s juicy and moist every time.
My favorite thing about these easy garlic parmesan chicken wings is how simple they are to prepare! Even without a lot of kitchen experience, you’ll be able to follow this recipe with no stress and impress your guests with a plate of mouth watering wings.
Ingredients you’ll need to make garlic parmesan wings.
**Find the full list of ingredients along with the recipe instructions at the end of this post**
Chicken wings. Always check that chicken wings are fresh! Do this by:
- Checking the color of the flesh (it should be pink rather than gray)
- Feel the texture (fresh chicken is springy)
- Make sure it doesn’t have a bad smell
- Look out for bloody spots, as this can indicate that meat has been frozen and thawed
Italian seasoning (salt-free). If you don’t have this, use a combination of basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme.
Parmesan cheese. These homemade garlic parmesan chicken wings take a lot of their flavor from the cheese! If you don’t have any parmesan, Granada Padano works well, and so does Piave.
Tools used to make the recipe.
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How to make garlic parmesan wings in the air fryer?
Pat dry chicken wings with a paper towel, and season with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
Place the seasoned wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook to 370ºF for 15 minutes, turning halfway through. Repeat with the remaining wings.
Meanwhile, add the melted butter, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese to a large bowl set aside.
When all the wings are cooked, add the chicken wing into the garlic parmesan mixture and turn until well coated.
Transfer the wings into the air fryer basket in a single layer to keep cooking for additional 5-10 minutes or until an instant meat thermometer reaches 165ºF. Serve and garnish with chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
How long to cook garlic parmesan wings in air fryer
It takes 20-25 minutes at 370°F for air fryer garlic parmesan wings to cook - 15 minutes before adding the garlic parmesan mixture, and then 5-10 minutes once the coating has been added.
The exact time will depend on the size of the wings and your air fryer. Always use a meat thermometer to check for a safe internal temperature of 165°F before serving.
What to eat with chicken wings
Air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings are perfect party food, try them served alongside a table full of appetizers on game day or when you’re having a group of people over!
Some of my favorite party food appetizers are these salty and juicy bacon-wrapped shrimp, crispy and delicious air fryer breaded chicken tenders, or tasty air fryer cauliflower bites. Crunchy air fryer tortilla chips are always popular. If you want to impress, try this decadent and gooey air fryer brie cheese.
How to store air-fried garlic parmesan wings
When storing leftover parmesan chicken wings air fryer, seal them in an airtight container and make sure you don’t leave them at room temperature (40°F and above) for longer than 2 hours.
They will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days and in the freezer for up to 6 months.
How to reheat wings in the air fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 370°F, and, once it’s hot, heat the garlic parmesan wings in the air fryer for between 5 and 7 minutes, ensuring that you turn once around halfway through.
To reheat from frozen, increase the time to 15-20 minutes.
Always ensure that wings have reached a safe internal temperature of 165°F before serving by using a meat thermometer.
This recipe for garlic parmesan air fryer wings is entirely keto-friendly! Some wing recipes use breadcrumbs, so they aren’t, but you’re covered with this one.
If you’re looking for a healthier way to enjoy chicken wings, the air fryer is the best way to go. Unlike deep frying or pan-frying, air frying means that you don’t add any oil to the chicken, reducing fat.
a safe minimum temperature chart that you can refer to if you’re ever unsure.
Can you air fry frozen chicken wings?
You can! One of my favorite things about the air fryer is that you can use it for cooking frozen food without defrosting it first.
If you want to reheat these garlic parmesan chicken wings in the air fryer from frozen, you will need to add around 8-10 minutes extra cooking time (approximately 15-20 minutes at 370°F).
Don’t forget to check your wings with a meat thermometer before serving! They are safe to eat when they have reached an internal temperature of 165°F.
More Air Fryer Wings Recipe you'll love
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon salt free italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley to garnish.
- Pat dry chicken wings with a paper towel, season with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the seasoned wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook to 370ºF for 15 minutes turning halfway through. Repeat with the remaining wings.
- Meanwhile add the melted butter, minced garlic and parmesan cheese in a large bowl set aside.
- When all the wings are cooked, add the chicken wing into the garlic parmesan mixture and turn until well coated.
- Transfer the wings into the air fryer basket in a single layer to keep cooking for additional 5-10 minutes or until an instant meat thermometer reaches 165ºF. Serve and garnish with chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Reheat in the air fryer to 350ºF for 5-7 minutes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 973Total Fat: 73gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 252mgSodium: 678mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 52g
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used. When the recipe list salt to taste the amount of salt is not calculated, only the sodium in the other ingredients is calculated.