Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are crispy, garlicky, and finger-lickin’ good. I serve these wings with my favorite Paleo-approved ranch dressing by Tesse Mae’s and fresh carrot and celery sticks. It’s makes for a quick, easy, and delicious game day snack or meal!
I got a Ninja Air Fryer for Christmas, and ever since, it’s been by go-to method of cooking. Literally, anything and everything is delicious. Not to mention, quick to cook and easy to clean. If you’re looking for an easy way to get dinner on the table at the end of a long day, get yourself an air fryer. In fact, I love my air fryer so much, I’m starting a new recipe series on the blog just for all my new air fryer recipes!
How to Cook Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Step 1: get yourself an air fryer. I’m pretty confident you’ll love it as much as I do! Chop your garlic and parsley, while the air fryer preheats for a few minutes. Once the fryer is ready, add your frozen or thawed chicken wings (I use Trader Joe’s frozen organic chicken wings) to the fryer basket with ghee, sea salt, and pepper. Fry for 12 minutes, toss, and fry for another 12 minutes. Remove your wings from the fryer and sprinkle with parmesan and parsley. I recommend dipping your wings in Tesse Mae’s delicious, dairy-free ranch dressing!
How to Serve Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Serve your chicken wings as an appetizer, snack, or dinner. I typically make these wings on game day with B! I mean, what better way to watch football than with perfectly crispy chicken wings, sweet potato fries, and a cold drink? That’s right, not much.
Pair this recipe with your favorite coleslaw, carrot and celery sticks, and/or sweet potato fries. My post for “Sweet Potato Fries: 2 Ways” is a great resource for homemade sweet potato fries!
What You Need to Make this Recipe
Ninja Air Fryer
This is the exact air fryer I have and I love it! No complaints. It’s the perfect size to cook for two and fits great on the counter top.
Duh! You can’t make chicken wings without… chicken wings! I stock up on Trader Joe’s Organic Chicken Wings. They come frozen in a 2 lb bag. While they aren’t the best quality, they are still decent quality, affordable, and taste good. You can make this recipe with frozen or raw chicken wings.
Fresh garlic adds so much flavor to this recipe. Not only is it tasty, but also extremely good for you! Raw garlic is known for it’s antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. I prefer to add the raw garlic to the chicken wings after frying- otherwise you’ll end up with charred, blackened garlic. No, thank you!
Raw cheese is so nutritious and provides so many health benefits. For example, raw cheese is known to increase digestive enzymes and good gut bacteria, and providing a healthy dose of calcium, vitamin B, and vitamin C. Not to mention, raw cheese just tastes that much better. Freshly grated, raw parmesan is what makes this recipe so good!
Parsley is a potent and flavorful herb. It’s flavor perfectly compliments the garlic and parmesan! You can omit the parsley if you want, but I don’t recommend it.
Air Fryer: Garlic Chicken Wings
These Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are crispy and finger lickin' good. Make a batch of these wings within 20 minutes for your next game day!
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 1 tbs ghee
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 3 tbs raw parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 tbs parsley, chopped
- Sea salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Preheat your air fryer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Add chicken wings, ghee, and seasonings to the air fryer.
- Bake for 12 minutes, toss and flip. Bake for another 12 minutes.
- Carefully remove and serve warm.