Wings are always a crowd-pleaser at our get-togethers! My specialty wings are Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings. They are savory, delicious, and quick meals for everyone to enjoy. You can use traditional or boneless chicken wings, and with this baked parmesan chicken wing recipe, you don't have to go through the trouble of frying them. I hope you and your family/friends will enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
This recipe was first seen on Savory Experiments as a Blog Contributor
If there’s one thing I love, it is spending time with my friends and family! While it is nice to have time to myself or to just spend a nice quiet evening with my husband, I love being able to have the whole gang together and make memories!
Growing up, we’d get together with my siblings and cousins and have get-togethers whenever we could! It was great to run around and play with them, and just enjoy one another’s company.
This is an activity I still enjoy today with my own family and extended family. We can play games, talk to each other, and have a great bonding time.
At these events, we all get hungry. One of the great things to do for such an occasion as well is to eat tasty food together. It’s a chance for everyone to sit down together and enjoy a meal. It is not always easy finding something that everyone will like, and there are times when I don't quite feel like spending time on an intense meal spread. Something though that I know my boys love though is chicken wings!
Make sure to try BBQ Chicken Wings, or Teriyaki Chicken Wings. They are also a favorite for my boys.
Do oven Baked Chicken Wings get too dry?
You definitely don't want your chicken wings to turn out dry. A simple way to prevent this is by making sure your oven is at the correct temperature and that they don't overcook. Read the instructions to the recipe below to find out more specifics on that.
Are Oven-Baked Chicken Wings healthier than Fried Chicken Wings?
The good news is that baked chicken wings are healthier than fried chicken wings! While they’re still not the most healthy snack, unlike the fried version that soaks in a lot of oil that gets absorbed, this method of baking them in the oven with just a coating of olive oil will still get crispy and tasty, with less of the fat and calories that come from deep-fried wings.
Parmesan Garlic Baked Chicken Wings Step by Step
This recipe is so quick to make and my boys love when I pop them into the oven, they know that good things are to come and their appetites are prepared.
Begin by Preheat oven to 400 degrees. By the time you get the rest done the oven will be heated for you.
For this recipe, I use partially frozen chicken wings. And when I say partially frozen, I mean mostly frozen. But even fully thawed Chicken Wings are perfect too!
Step 1: Pat dry chicken wings dry using a paper towel. You want to absorb as much excess liquid as possible.
Step 2: In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and set aside.
Step 3: Sprinkle Cornstarch over dried wings and coat. Turn wings over and over to coat with cornstarch.
Step 4: Drizzle olive oil mixture on top of wings and toss to coat.
Step 5: I like to use a piece of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet and then I line chicken wings in a single layer so they do not touch. I find wings cook more evenly when they are on a single layer not touching each other while baking.
Step 6: Bake for 40-50 minutes, turning wings halfway through.
Step 7: Once baked, set the oven to broil and place wings under the broiler for 2-3 minutes per side. Watch closely so they do not burn.
Broiling the wings at the end creates a nice crispy crust and ideal for the perfect wing.
Don't forget the dipping sauce! I love good Italian Dressing or Homemade Ranch Dressing. YUM!
What makes a good Chicken Wing?
The answer to this question is somewhat a matter of personal taste. Personally, I think it is a matter of the wings being crispy and having a great sauce. A crispy wing adds a nice balance of crunch and tenderness. This combined with a nice flavoring, such as the garlic parmesan one here in this recipe, and a favorite dipping sauce such as ranch creates a nice balance making for great chicken wings.
How do I make sure my Wings are Consistent?
To prevent this problem of inconsistency, it is good to evenly distribute the wings on the pan or baking sheet. This helps them all to cook consistently. Another way is with an even distribution of sauce. Tossing the wings together helps to get a nice even coating and a consistent taste.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- 18 Chicken Wings and Drumletts
- 4 Tbl Olive Oil
- 4 Tbl Corn Starch
- ⅓ Cup Parmesan Cheese finely grated
- 3 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon Ground Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes *Optional
- Parsley Garnish
- Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees
- Pat dry chicken wings dry using a paper towel. You want to absorb as much excess liquid as possible.
- In a small bowl combine olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and set aside.
- Sprinkle Cornstarch over dried wings and coat. Turn wings over and over to coat with cornstarch
- Drizzle olive oil mixture on top of wings and toss to coat.
- I like to use a piece of parchment paper on a large cookie sheet and then I line chicken wings in a single layer so they do not touch. I find wings cook more evenly when they are on a single layer not touching each other while baking.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, turning wings halfway through.
- Once baked, set the oven to broil and place wings under the broiler for 2-3 minutes per side. Watch closely so they do not burn.
Question. How do you treat wings to assure partially frozen? Put in refrigerator for 30 min, 1 hour? Run under cold water for 5 min? I just not understanding the “mostly frozen”.
Hi Marilyn, I will pull the wings out of the freezer and place in a bowl for 30-45 mins allowing to thaw partially on the counter. Hope this helps!
This is a delicious recipe! My husband was raving about them. They are tender and juicy inside with a light and crispy outside. Perfect. FYI I used a 2 pound package of wings. Next time I'll cover my sheet completely with foil and then parchment paper.
Thanks Mary! So happy to hear your husband loved them.
Looks wonderful but wondering if they could be air-fried?
Hi Sally, yes these could be air fried very easily!
Those look scrumptious ! Can these be done in your air fryer ? If so for how long and temperature ? T You
Hi Juanita, you can easily cook these in the Air Fryer. I would cook at 380 degrees for 8-10 minutes per side or until cooked through. It could take more or less time depending on how many you are cooking or if they are stacked on each other. So watch them!