Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings: the simple recipe for a tasty appetizer

Total time: 1H
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
3 lbs
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp
1 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp
For the garlic parmesan sauce
3 tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp
Garlic, minced
3 cloves
Parmesan cheese
4 tbsp
smoked paprika
1/8 tsp
Red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp

For an easy party appetizer that is sure to be a massive hit, cook up baked garlic parmesan wings. Ultra-crispy and with a mouthwatering garlic and cheese flavor, these crispy baked wings are a healthier alternative to fried chicken wing recipes you may have tried in the past because they're baked rather than fried. The secret is in broiling the wings for several minutes once they're done cooking. This crisps them up beautifully, especially if you leave the skin on. Don't be surprised if this becomes your go-to way to make wings!

Tips for Making the Best Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

– Use a mixture of wings and drumettes for this recipe.

– Keep an eye on your wings when you start broiling. You don't want to overcook them!

– Baked garlic parmesan chicken wings are an excellent appetizer that you can serve with green salads, dinner rolls, mac and cheese, and other tasty sides to turn them into a main meal.

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Sauce

This garlic parmesan sauce is easier than you may think. Stir the olive oil and butter in a saucepan until melted, then add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir in the smoked paprika, chili flakes, half the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and cook for 2 more minutes to have a tasty garlic parmesan sauce.


Are Crispy Baked Wings Healthy?

Because they're made in the oven, these crispy baked garlic parmesan wings are healthier than deep-fried wing recipes. If you're looking to satisfy your craving for wings but want something a little lower in calories, baking chicken wings is the way to go.

How to Make Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Put chicken in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper, tossing to combine.
  3. Place a rack over a baking tray. Arrange the chicken on the rack.
  4. Bake the chicken for 20 minutes, then flip, and bake for another 20 minutes.
  5. Set your broiler to High and broil the chicken for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it becomes brown.
  6. Meanwhile, make the garlic parmesan sauce. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter, stirring occasionally until the butter has melted. Add the garlic to the melted butter and cook for 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in the smoked paprika, chili flakes, half the parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat.
  7. Remove the chicken and transfer it to a bowl. Pour the garlic parmesan sauce over the chicken, tossing to combine. Garnish with 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, and serve.


– For an extra pop of flavor, garnish your baked garlic parmesan chicken wings with chopped chives or spring onions.

– Make sure to grate the parmesan yourself. It will melt more evenly into the sauce.

– If you don't have a wire rack, bake your wings on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

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