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The Best Garlic Parmesan Wings Air Fryer Recipe

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings are the perfect combination of crispy, juicy and flavorful.

If you’re a fan of chicken wings, you know that garlic parmesan wings are a classic flavor combination that never gets old. 

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Why You Will Love These Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Wings

Crispy and flavorful: The air fryer cooks super crispy and juicy wings, while the garlic and parmesan cheese add a delicious flavor.

Quick and easy: Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal for the whole family, or for entertaining friends.

Healthy alternative: The air fryer method to cook these wings is a healthier alternative to deep frying.

What You Need To Make These Crispy Wings

Chicken wings: Use fresh or thawed frozen chicken wings, with the tips removed and wings separated into drums and flats.

Garlic: You can use fresh or garlic powder.

Fresh garlic gives a more robust flavor, whereas garlic powder has a milder taste, so choose the one you prefer. 

Parmesan cheese: Freshly grated Parmesan is the way to go.

Oil: You can use a different type of oil if you prefer.

I use Olive oil, but avocado oil or coconut oil are both good options.

Salt and black pepper: To taste.

Step By Step Recipe

Step 1 

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.

In the meantime, in a small bowl, mix together  garlic, grated parmesan cheese, oil, salt and black pepper.

Step 2

Pat dry the chicken wings with a paper towel and place them in a large bowl.

Pour the garlic and parmesan mixture over the chicken wings and toss until the wings are evenly coated.

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Step 3

Place the wings in the basket of the air fryer, making sure they are not touching.

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Cook the wings for about 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through (The internal temperature should be 165 degrees F).

Serve them with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley on top.

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How Many Wings Can I Cook at Once?

The number of wings you can cook at once in your air fryer depends on the size of your air fryer basket.

As a general rule of thumb, you should not overcrowd the basket to allow proper air circulation.

Tips For Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  • Let the chicken wings rest for about 15 minutes at room temperature before cooking for a more even cooking.
  • Always preheat your air fryer for the best results.
  • Make sure to pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels before coating them in the garlic and parmesan mixture. This will help them get crispy in the air fryer.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket.
  • Keep a close eye on the cooking process. Cook time can vary slightly depending on the air fryer model and size of the wings. 

Recipe Variations

Air fryer buffalo wings: Add some hot sauce or buffalo sauce and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the garlic and parmesan mixture for some extra heat.

Lemon Garlic Wings: Add the lemon juice and zest to the garlic and parmesan mixture for a citrus twist.

Honey Garlic Parmesan Wings: Add honey to the garlic parmesan mixture for a sweet and savory flavor.

BBQ Garlic Parmesan Wings: Brush the wings with your favorite BBQ sauce before tossing them in the garlic and parmesan mixture for an extra flavor.

What To Serve With Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings make a great appetizer for a game day and you can serve them with a variety of dipping sauces like ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, or barbecue sauce.

If you want to make a meal out of them, pair these wings with a side of veggies like air fryer broccoli, small potato in air fryer or a side of Italian potato salad.

Other options include french fries, sweet potato fries, sauteed sweet potatoes or onion rings.

How to Store And Reheat Leftovers

If you have any leftover wings, store them after letting them cool down in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

To reheat them, place them in the air fryer at 375°F for about 5 minutes. 


Are These Chicken wings gluten free?

Yes, these air fried garlic parmesan wings are naturally gluten free.

Is It better to use fresh or frozen chicjen wings in the air fryer?

Fresh chicken wings will give you the best results, but you can also use frozen wings.

If using frozen wings, make sure to thaw them completely before cooking.

Can I prepare these ahead of time?

Sure thing! You can season the wings and keep them in the fridge.

Why are my wings not crispy in air fryer?

It could be because they are overcrowded in the air fryer basket or because they are not completely dry before cooking.

Make sure to pat them dry with paper towels before coating them in the garlic and parmesan mixture.

Can I use chicken drumettes instead of wings?

Yes, you can use chicken drumettes instead of wings.

Adjust the cooking time as they will take slightly longer to cook.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings Recipe

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Yield: 12 wings

Garlic parmesan chicken wings Recipe

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These Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings are a must-try! Get ready to enjoy crispy and flavorful wings in under 30 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 1 lb chicken wings, sectioned into flats and drums
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon of garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, grated parmesan cheese, oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels and place them in a large bowl.
  4. Pour the garlic parmesan mixture over the wings and toss until well coated.
  5. Place the wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  6. Cook the wings in the air fryer for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once cooked, remove the wings from the air fryer and serve with more parmesan on top and some parsley.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 871Total Fat: 65gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 1120mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 43g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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No Air Fryer? Alternative Ways To Cook Wings

Oven: Bake in a baking sheet at 400°F for 30-40 mins, flipping halfway.

Grill: Cook over indirect heat for 20-25 mins, flipping occasionally.

Deep fry: Fry for about 10 mins until golden brown and cooked through.

Stovetop: Pan fry in 1-inch oil for 18-22 mins turning frequently.

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Monday 31st of July 2023

These garlic parmesan wings look just like the ones my daughter loves at a local restaurant. We're so excited to find a recipe we can make at home.


Friday 28th of July 2023

I made your garlic parmesan wings in the air fryer and they turned out perfect. I will be making this air fryer wings recipe again.


Thursday 27th of July 2023

These Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings are a flavor-packed delight! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these wings were an instant crowd-pleaser during our games night.

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