Buffalo Wild Wings Copycat Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are a main course at dinner, a tasty snack on game day, or a party appetizer.
If you enjoy going out for dinner to enjoy flavorful chicken wings, you will want to try this recipe! These Buffalo Wild Wing copycat parmesan garlic chicken wings are finger-licking good! Made in the air fryer, these wings are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and covered in a garlic parmesan sauce with the perfect blend of spices.
Why the Air Fryer?
No deep frying or oil spattering for this recipe! The air fryer is my best friend when cooking chicken wings at home. They are crispy and cooked to perfection, and I have almost no clean up afterwards! They taste as good as deep fried, but without the hassles of deep frying, and they are healthier for you!
Parmesan garlic chicken wings are great as a main course at dinner, as a tasty snack on game day, or as a party appetizer. With a homemade blend of spices, these wings can be prepared with fresh or frozen wings. Serve with a side salad or French fries, or enjoy them as a wings and pizza party. For extra flavor, dip the wings in ranch or blue cheese dressing.
No Air Fryer? No problem!
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake the chicken wings in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. While it is warming up, season the wings and then place the wings on a baking sheet (we use parchment paper for easy cleaning), and bake for 45 minutes. To make sure both sides of the wings are crispy, turn them halfway through the baking time.
The internal temperature of the wings when finished should be 165 degrees.
Try these other variations of this recipe!
Spice it up! Toss the chicken wings in a blend of your favorite hot sauce and butter after the wings are cooked.
Sauce it up! There are so many sauces to choose from to give variety to your chicken wings. Just a few include teriyaki sauce, barbecue sauce, honey, sriracha sauce and ranch or blue cheese dressings.
Naked wings – Cook the wings without seasoning them first, but have a variety of sauces available for guests to dip the wings in their favorite sauce.
Lemony wings – Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning on the wings before cooking to enjoy a citrusy, pepper flavor.
You can cook frozen wings in the Air Fryer!
Yes! Place the frozen wings in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes if they are raw; cook for 10-15 minutes if they were pre-cooked before freezing.
These Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings make great leftovers!
Leftover chicken wings can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. To reheat in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees, then cook the wings for 3-4 minutes.
To reheat your wings in the oven, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line a baking tray with aluminum foil and bake for 7 minutes.
If you microwave the leftover wings, place a damp paper towel on a plate, place the sings on the paper towel and then cover the wings with another damp paper towel and heart for about 2 minutes.
Of course, leftover chicken wings can be eaten without reheating. They are great for a snack or to take to work or school for lunch.
You can freeze your leftovers!
Wings can also be frozen up to 3 months in a freezer-safe bag or container. No need to thaw before reheating. Cook them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Toss with more sauce if needed.
Keep napkins handy! Chicken wings can be messy! Enjoy!
Onion powder – powder is better to use in this recipe
Dried parsley – you can use fresh parsley if that is what you prefer. Otherwise, her is what I used!
Garlic powder is better to use in this recipe as it blends well with the other flavors
Kosher salt – does not contain additives such as iodine like table salt does
Olive oil – any oil will do; I’ve linked our favorite
Butter, salted – you can use unsalted butter if you are wanting to cut back on your sodium intake!o
Parmesan Cheese – Fresh parmesan cheese is more flavorful, but if you don’t have fresh, it’s okay.
Cornstarch – Use just enough cornstarch to cover the chicken; too much can make a mess in the air fryer.
Add oil, butter, parmesan cheese, and spices to a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove and set to the side.
Add wings to a large bowl. Add cornstarch and lightly dash with salt and pepper. Toss the wings until fully coated.
Place the wing in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook at 400°f for 15 minutes.
Cook at 400°f for 15 minutes.
Remove cooked wings and add to a large bowl.
Add the garlic parmesan sauce and toss to fully coat each wing. Return wings to air fryer basket and cook at 400°f for 3 minutes.
Remove and enjoy!