Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings cook crispy crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside with a simple garlic and herb seasoning and parmesan cheese.
Jump to Recipe

This easy recipe for Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings will make you rethink how you create crispy chicken wings from now on! Ready in under 30 minutes, they’re coated with garlic and herb seasoning and sprinkled with parmesan.

a couple of Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings on a wooden plate.


Perfectly crispy Parmesan Garlic Wings

Our Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings recipe is a low-carb, keto-friendly way to cook wings without deep frying in oil and takes a fraction of the cooking time as their conventional oven counterpart.

Preparing garlic parmesan wings in the air fryer cooks this “party food” crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and full of delicious garlic parmesan flavor; they’re simply seasoned, sprinkled with cheese, and served hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

I love air fryer chicken wing recipes that rely on the hot circulating air to cook my food instead of deep frying in oil; you get the same crispy skin and tender meat with way less greasy mess.

Why we love Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Air fryer wings cook fast without the added calories and fat from deep frying in oil.
  • Air fryer chicken wings seasoned with a dry rub can be part of a low carb, gluten free, keto friendly diet.
  • Perfect party appetizer, game day snack, or main meal for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients for Garlic Parmesan Wings

Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings ingredients.
  • Chicken wings: You can use fresh or frozen chicken wings.
  • Salted butter: You can also use unsalted butter, but you may want to add extra salt to the mixture or salt for taste after cooking. 
  • Garlic and herb seasoning: I use the Dash brand garlic and herb seasoning. You can use any brand but be sure to use a salt-free brand, or you will need to adjust the amount of salt accordingly.
  • Sea salt
  • Minced garlic
  • Grated parmesan cheese: If you choose to use freshly shredded parmesan cheese, you want to get a finely grated one or be aware that it may not stick as well to the wings. Fresh parmesan tends to melt more than crisp up, so the texture may also differ.
  • Fresh, chopped parsley (optional garnish)

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

hand holding Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings.

How to make Garlic Parmesan Wings in Air Fryer

  1. Prepare The Poultry: Pat the chicken wing pieces dry with a paper towel and drizzle them with melted butter. Toss lightly to coat all wings evenly. 
  2. Make The Rub Mixture: Mix together the garlic and herb seasoning and sea salt and rub it in on both sides of each wing piece. 
  3. Cook: Cook the wings at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes on one side in an even layer in the air fryer. Flip and cook for another 7-9 minutes.
    Pro Tip: Depending on the size of your air fryer, you will likely need to do 2 or 3 batches. Be sure not to overcrowd your fryer.
  4. Toss And Toast: Mix together the remaining melted butter and minced garlic. Toss the cooked wings in the melted butter mixture until well coated. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until the parmesan is lightly toasted.
  5. Serve: Garnished with fresh, chopped parsley and parmesan cheese, optional, and with your favorite dipping sauce on the side. Feel free to drizzle any extra garlic butter over the wings before serving or serve it alongside for dipping. Enjoy!
Sprinkle the seasonings all over the chicken. Place chicken wings in the air fryer. Toss the wings in the melted butter mixture and sprinkle parmesan cheese. Return it to the air fryer.

How to cook Parmesan Garlic Wings from frozen

If you prefer frozen chicken wings instead of fresh or fully thawed, follow the same steps, but adjust the cooking time. You will need to add an additional 5-10 minutes in the air fryer, and will still taste delicious!

Garlic Parmesan Wings Recipe Tips

  • Pat the chicken wing pieces dry with a paper towel before cooking to remove any excess moisture. This will help them to become crispy.
  • Wings will cook best and crispiest when cooked in a single layer. You may need to cook your wings in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket. An overcrowded air fryer doesn’t cook evenly and causes the wings to steam instead of fry up nicely. 
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the wings have reached an internal temperature of 165°F before serving. You don’t want to overcook the wings as they may dry out, but undercooked chicken is far worse than dry chicken. 
  • Tossing the wings in melted butter and minced garlic before adding the parmesan cheese helps the cheese to stick to the wings and gives them an added layer of flavor.
  • If you want to add more flavor, you can add some lemon juice or hot sauce to the butter mixture.

How to store Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings

  • To Store: Store the Chicken Wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: To freeze, place the cooled wings in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3-4 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or in the microwave on the defrost setting.
  • To Reheat: To reheat, you can place the wings in the air fryer or oven for a few minutes until they are heated through and the cheese is crispy again.
Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings garnished with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Garlic Parmesan Wings Air Fryer FAQs

Can I bake chicken wings in the oven??

You can bake the wings in the oven; it will just take a little longer. Bake them at 400°F for 30-35 minutes, depending on your desired crispiness. (Ensure that the wings have reached an internal temperature of 165°F)

Can I heat wings in the microwave?

I do not recommend reheating wings in the microwave. I find that they turn soggy, and the texture becomes a bit rubbery, especially after freezing. The reheated frozen wings may also be less crispy than the freshly cooked ones. However, it only takes a few fast minutes to re-crisp the chicken in the air fryer, so there’s no need to worry!

Should I Flour My Wings Before Air Frying

Many recipes require coating the chicken in flour, baking soda, or baking powder to create a crispy exterior. But I firmly believe that wings need NO flour or powder to get them any crispier. Plain wings with simply butter or olive oil and dry rub seasoning are the best, crispiest, and most flavorful!

More Easy Chicken Wing Recipes

a couple of Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings on the table.

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you tried this Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how it went in the 📝 comments below. Thanks for visiting!!!

5 from 1 vote
Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Garlic Parmesan Wings in Air Fryer

Serves — 4
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings cook crispy crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside with a simple garlic and herb seasoning and parmesan cheese.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken wings cut into drumettes and wingettes
  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter divided and melted
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh chopped parsley optional garnish
  • Ranch optional side

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and pat the chicken wing pieces dry with a paper towel.
    2 pounds chicken wings
  • Melt 2 Tablespoons of the butter and then drizzle it over the dry chicken wings. Toss lightly to coat all wings evenly.
    ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • Mix together the garlic and herb seasoning and sea salt in a small bowl and then sprinkle it all over the prepared chicken wings. Rub it in gently on both sides of each wing piece.
    2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning, 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Cook the wings for 8-10 minutes on one side in an even layer in the air fryer, do not overcrowd, and then flip and cook for another 7-9 minutes.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, you will likely need to do 2 or 3 batches. Be sure not to overcrowd your fryer.
  • While the wings are cooking, mix together the other 6 Tablespoons of melted butter and the minced garlic in a medium-sized bowl.
    1 tablespoon minced garlic, ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • After the wings are golden brown and have reached at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit internally, toss them in the melted butter mixture until well coated.
  • Sprinkle the wings well with the grated parmesan cheese and then return them to the air fryer for 2-3 minutes or until the parmesan is lightly toasted.
    ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • If desired, you can drizzle any extra garlic butter over the wings before serving or serve it alongside for dipping.
  • Serve garnished with fresh, chopped parsley and parmesan cheese, optional, and with a side of ranch for dipping, optional.
    Fresh chopped parsley, Ranch

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store the Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: To freeze, place the cooled wings in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3-4 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or in the microwave on the defrost setting.
  • To Reheat: To reheat, you can place the wings in the air fryer or oven for a few minutes until they are heated through, and the cheese is crispy again.
Tips:
  • Pat the chicken wing pieces dry with a paper towel before cooking to remove any excess moisture. This will help them to become crispy.
  • Wings will cook best and crispiest when cooked in a single layer. You may need to cook your wings in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket. An overcrowded air fryer doesn’t cook evenly and causes the wings to steam instead of fry up nicely.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the wings have reached an internal temperature of 165°F before serving. You don’t want to overcook the wings as they may dry out, but undercooked chicken is far worse than dry chicken.
  • Tossing the wings in melted butter and minced garlic before adding the parmesan cheese helps the cheese to stick to the wings and gives them an added layer of flavor.
  • If you want to add more flavor, you can add some lemon juice or hot sauce to the butter mixture.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1656mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 1123IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 4mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

Related Recipes

Secrets to Quick & Easy Desserts
FREE EMAIL BONUS
How to make delicious desserts in no time at all!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How many stars would you give this recipe?