Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings Recipe

I still remember the first time I tasted garlic parmesan chicken wings. It was during a summer visit to my sister’s place in Texas. We were prepping for a backyard barbecue, and my brother-in-law, known for his culinary experiments, decided to try out his new air fryer. He tossed some wings in, whipped up a quick garlic parmesan butter sauce, and the rest, as they say, is history. We were all instantly hooked!

What makes this recipe a staple in my kitchen is not just the flavor, but the ease and speed with which it comes together. The air fryer does all the heavy lifting, giving you perfectly crispy wings without the mess of traditional frying. Plus, with just a handful of ingredients – butter, herb and garlic seasoning, and fresh parmesan – you get a gourmet taste with minimal effort.

I’ve tweaked this recipe a bit over time, sometimes adding a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little kick, or using different herbs from my garden for a fresher taste. The beauty of these wings is their versatility; they’re a blank canvas for whatever flavors you fancy.

So, whether you’re an air fryer newbie or a seasoned pro, these Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are a must-try. Trust me, they’re bound to become a favorite in your household, just like they did in mine.

Making Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken wings (trimmed)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon herb and garlic seasoning

Directions

Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to cook in batches.

Set the air fryer to 380°F and cook the wings for 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

Increase the temperature to 400°F and cook for another 5 minutes until the wings are crispy and fully cooked.

While the wings are cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the grated parmesan and herb and garlic seasoning until well combined.

Once the wings are done, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour the garlic parmesan butter over the wings and toss until they are thoroughly coated.

Making Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

FAQs:

How can I make sure my chicken wings are crispy in the air fryer?

To ensure your chicken wings turn out crispy, arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer basket without overcrowding. This allows hot air to circulate around each wing. Additionally, cooking them at a higher temperature for the last few minutes, as mentioned in the recipe, helps achieve that desired crispiness.

Can I use pre-shredded parmesan cheese for this recipe?

While you can use pre-shredded parmesan cheese, freshly grated parmesan is recommended for better flavor and texture. Freshly grated cheese tends to melt more evenly and coats the wings better. However, pre-shredded cheese can be a convenient alternative if needed.

What should I do if my air fryer basket is too small to cook all the wings at once?

If your air fryer basket is too small to cook all the wings at once, simply cook them in batches. After the first batch is done, keep it warm in a low oven while you cook the remaining wings. This ensures that all the wings are cooked properly and stay warm until serving.

Can I prepare the garlic parmesan sauce in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the garlic parmesan sauce in advance. Melt the butter and mix in the parmesan and seasoning, then store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use it, simply reheat the sauce gently until it’s melted and well combined before tossing it with the cooked wings.

What sides go well with garlic parmesan chicken wings?

Garlic parmesan chicken wings pair well with a variety of sides. Consider serving them with celery sticks, carrot sticks, and a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing. Additionally, they go well with a fresh salad, coleslaw, or even some crispy fries to make a complete meal.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings Recipe

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Looking for a quick and delicious appetizer? Try these Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings – ready in 40 minutes and packed with flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken wings trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon herb and garlic seasoning
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in your air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to cook in batches.
  • Set the air fryer to 380°F and cook the wings for 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  • Increase the temperature to 400°F and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the wings are crispy and fully cooked.
  • While the wings are cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the grated parmesan and herb and garlic seasoning until well combined.
  • Once the wings are done, transfer them to a large bowl. Pour the garlic parmesan butter over the wings and toss until they are thoroughly coated.
Keyword Chicken, Wings
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