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Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings

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Total Time: 1 hour
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Baked Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings that are better than any restaurant or fast food wings you can buy. They are crispy and slathered in a homemade garlic butter parmesan sauce. They are perfect on game nights, Saturday lunches with friends, or just because you are craving wings!

For more delicious chicken wings, try my Oven Baked Chicken Wings, Honey Lemon Pepper Wings, Soy Garlic Chicken Wings, or Salt and Pepper Wings.

Dipping Garlic Parmesan Wings in sauce

These Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings are baked twice and done in an hour tops!

They are tossed in seasoned flour and baked, then slathered in a homemade garlic butter parmesan sauce and baked one more time. Out of the oven they are hot, crunchy wings that are not greasy.

Sound amazing right? If you need more garlic butter deliciousness in your life, try this Cajun Seafood Boil with Garlic Butter Sauce.

Delicious garlic butter parmesan wings on a plate ready to be devoured.

Ingredients Needed for the Tastiest Wings

  • Chicken Wings tossed in;
    • all-purpose flour
    • baking powder
    • salt
    • black pepper
    • garlic powder
  • Garlic Butter Parmesan Sauce made with;
    • unsalted butter; melted and slightly cooled
    • parmesan cheese
    • mayonnaise
    • garlic; finely minced
    • red pepper flakes; this is for a little heat and totally optional
    • salt
    • black pepper
Ingredients needed for chicken wings. Chicken wings, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, melted butter, mayonnaise, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and parsley.

How to Make Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings

Prepare the chicken wings. Start by patting them dry and then tossing in flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Place the chicken wings in a single layer, with space, on a rack lined baking sheet.

Bake the seasoned chicken wings for 15 minutes, reduce heat and continue to bake for 15 more minutes.

Prepare the garlic butter parmesan sauce. In a small bowl mix together the slightly cooled unsalted butter, parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.

Toss the baked chicken wings in the sauce. Place them back on the rack lined baking sheet.

Bake the wings for an additional 10 minutes. Allow them to rest on the rack for 10 minutes before removing them.

Garnish with parsley.

Tips for Crispier Baked Wings

  1. Allow the wings to sit at room temperature for around 30 minutes before you start making them. Doing this takes the chill off and promotes a more even bake.
  2. Pat dry the chicken wings before tossing in the seasoned flour and baking. Removing the excess moisture helps them to crisp up.
  3. Don’t skip the baking powder in the seasoned flour blend. Something about baking powder changes the chemistry of the chicken skin making it even crunchier.
  4. Bake these wings at 450° F. I know this seems very hot and it can be tempting to turn the heat down, but don’t. The initial high heat not only helps these cook quicker, but it makes them crispy and crunchy.
Plate of garlic parmesan wings and spicy Caesar dressing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I have to use chicken wings?

Not necessarily but this recipe is for chicken wings. If you decide to use another cut of chicken, I recommend bone-in chicken like thighs or drumsticks. The bake times will differ as well so keep that in mind.

What if I do not have minced garlic?

You can easily substitute the one tablespoon of minced garlic for one and a half teaspoons of garlic powder. Fresh garlic does have a sharper flavor but in a pinch garlic powder tastes just as good.

What is the best type of parmesan cheese to buy?

Real parmesan cheese is the best, stay away from the fake parmesan cheese in the shaker bottle (you know what I am talking about). My preference is to buy a wedge of parmesan cheese and either hand grate it or use a mini food processor.

Close up of garlic butter parmesan and red pepper flakes on the wings.

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Dipping Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings in sauce

Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings

Elizabeth Swoish
Baked Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings that are crispy and slathered in a homemade garlic butter parmesan sauce. Out of the oven they are hot, crunchy wings that are not greasy. Let's make them!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Servings 24 wings
Calories 114 kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings

  • ½ cup unsalted butter; melted and slightly cooled
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon garlic; minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • parsley; for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 450 °F and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of the aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • Pat dry chicken wings and toss in all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Place seasoned chicken wings on the rack lined baking sheet, in a single layer and keeping space between them.
  • Bake the seasoned chicken wings for 15 minutes and then reduce oven to 425 °F and continue to bake for 15 more minutes.
  • While the wings bake, prepare the garlic butter sauce by whisking together the slightly cooled and melted unsalted butter, parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to a bowl.
  • Remove the baked chicken wings from the rack lined baking sheet and toss them in the garlic butter sauce.
  • Place the sauced chicken wings back on the rack lined baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove the Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings from the oven and allow them to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and more parmesan cheese. Serve with dipping sauce.



Storing Information:
  • In the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days. 

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.


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By Elizabeth Swoish on March 24th, 2022

14 thoughts on “Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings”

  1. 5 stars
    These wings were absolutely delicious! They were a big hit at my party and I’ll definitely be making them again.

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing how a few pantry ingredients can make such a fantastic recipe!
    We made your recipe last weekend for some friends, and I wish I had made more.
    Everyone raved about it and now it is on my recipe card file to make as often as i can.
    Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    We had a wing feast last weekend for my cousin’s birthday (oddly, wings are his favorite food) and these were part of it – they disappeared FIRST! Mainly because I grabbed most of them, and I’m not sorry, they were sooooo good!

  4. 5 stars
    Hands down, my favorite version of garlic parmesan wings! I just bought another bag from Costco to make again this weekend.

  5. 5 stars
    These were some of the best wings I’ve ever made! I used gluten free flour because my son has celiac, but I don’t think that made a difference. These are going to be my go to wing recipe from now on.

  6. 5 stars
    These were amazing! Crispy and easy to make! We will be making again and we even at reheated and still good!

  7. 5 stars
    Hi Elizabeth,

    I want to make these but want to know if I can make the sauce alone and just dip the meat? I’m not big on dredging my chicken in sauces. I prefer them to be plain and that way I can use multiple sauces on one batch.

    Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Audry,
      I have not tested using the sauce as a dipping sauce so I cannot say. It should be fine to do it that way. Keep in mind it is intended to bake on the wings and is butter based so it is a loose sauce versus a traditional thick sauce.

    • 5 stars
      i don’t think I even need to dip these wings ! I made these and my husband said these are amazing !!! We never have to go out for wings again!!! I agree they were delicious! The garlic parm sauce was perfect!! Thanks for this great recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    First time I made it I followed the recipe exactly and it was really good but we thought it was a bit salty and weren’t crazy about the flour coating. The second time, I baked the wings naked and followed the rest of the recipe but left the salt out. Delicious!!


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