These Garlic Parmesan Wings are baked, not fried, making them healthier appetizers.
Each crispy chicken wing is also coated in a buttery Garlic Parmesan coating that is absolutely addicting!
I am always up for chicken wings! They are the first thing I go to at any party or game day event. I like them saucy and spicy enough to make my tongue tingle!
But after I made this Dry Rub Chicken Wing recipe, I realized there was more to life than sauced-up chicken wings. Don’t get me wrong, saucy wings are still one of the best things on earth, but dry rub wings are quickly taking a spot at the top.
Make your game day (or any occasion) great with these easy wings! You and your guests are going to love the flavor of these wings! They really do fit the expression, “finger licking good”. I hope you enjoy!
What Are Garlic Parmesan Wings?
In a word….Heaven. No seriously, these wings taste like buttery garlic bread on a chicken wing! The garlic is subtle but the cheese is not.
The wings have just the right about of golden, crisp flavor. It is one beautiful combination of flavors.
You could use minced garlic from a jar or even fresh, however, I would pulse the minced garlic together with the Parmesan and a mini food chopper. You don’t want large chunks of garlic on your wings because garlic burns quite easily and quickly.
These baked chicken wings are better than fried chicken for sure and they taste better than any restaurant wing too! You could totally use this rub for any of your chicken recipes. It is a versatile flavor combination that works with any protein!
Ingredients you’ll need for garlic parm wings:
- Chicken Wings
- Vegetable Oil
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Garlic Powder
For the exact measurements needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Garlic Parmesan Dry Rub Wings
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top. If you don’t use a rack make sure to grease the foil well to prevent the chicken from sticking.
Toss the wings with a little vegetable oil in a large bowl.
The oil will help the seasoning mixture adheres to the chicken skin plus it will ensure that the chicken wings bake up nice and crispy.
*Note* you could use olive oil to coat your wings, but the taste might overpower the seasoning, whereas vegetable oil is pretty mild in comparison.
Now for the seasoning. This blend is very simple and you truly only need a handful of ingredients. I coat my wings with grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I used a cracked pepper blend, but honestly plain old pepper is all you need.
Once your wings have been well-coated bake on the prepared baking sheet. Arrange your wings in a single layer on a baking sheet. It is REALLY important that they are baking in a single layer to ensure even cooking for all the wings. I like to line my baking sheet with a wire rack. This allows the heat to surround the wing during the entire baking process.
Bake for 30 minutes, then flip the chicken and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. The wings take about 45 minutes total to bake up golden and crisp! Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the internal temp is 165 degrees F before eating.
Make sure your wings have thawed completely and that you pat them dry. This will prevent a wet wing, the seasoning will stick to the skin much better if the wings are dry, to begin with.
Make sure you do not crowd the baking pan. An even layer of wings will ensure that they all cook evenly. The wings will need to be turned only once during baking.
Feel free to substitute or add more or different seasonings. Lemon zest or white pepper would add more spice and would blend nicely with the Parmesan cheese.
Adding a splash of lemon juice would add a bright, fresh flavor.
If you want to, you can use chicken drumettes instead of wings or in addition to wings.
How To Reheat Dry Rub Chicken Wings
While you can certainly microwave these dry rub wings (or any wing really), I find the best method is to reheat the wings in the oven.
Arrange your leftover wings on a foil-lined baking sheet and reheat at 350 for about 15 minutes.
Just a reminder to be sure to wash your hands when touching raw poultry.
Other Ways to Prepare Garlic Parmesan Wings
These wings would be wonderful straight off the grill!
You could deep fry these wings, although I tend to avoid deep frying too often.
You make wings in the crockpot, Instant pot, or air- fryer.
Anything goes with these dry rub chicken wings!
Are Garlic Parmesan Wings Keto?
This recipe is not quite Keto-friendly because of vegetable oil. To make these wings Keto, bake the wings with salt and pepper only. Heat butter and garlic powder in a small saucepan until melted. When the wings are ready, toss the warm wings in the melted butter mixture. Serve garnished with parsley if desired.
Are Garlic Parmesan Wings Gluten-Free?
These wings will work well as part of a Gluten-Free Diet. The seasonings are light and simple, with no gluten additives. That being said, you may want to be sure the brand of garlic powder you use is indeed gluten-free.
What To Serve With Garlic Parmesan Wings?
More recipes that would taste great paired with these wings!
- 2 lb bag of frozen chicken wings, thawed, rinsed, and patted dry
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a wire rack over top.
- Rinse and pat chicken pieces dry. Place the wings in a large bowl and drizzle with oil, tossing each piece so that they all get coated.
- In a bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Rub spice mixture over the wings.
- Arrange wings on the prepared baking sheet. Bake wings for 30 minutes, turn and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 15Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 126mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g