Baked Garlic and Parmesan Chicken Wings
My boys are now getting in to eating chicken wings. My oldest has been a fan for a couple of years now, and now my other boy is really starting to get into them. Me? Well, I’m a huge fan. I love everything about the chicken wing, especially trying out new sauce combinations, or spice rubs. The funny things about my oldest son is that he will not eat sauced wings, while my other is all about the sauce. With that said, I always have to please both kids. So recently I decided to create a chicken wing that had just a bit of wet sauce to it, while having for the most part, a dry rub. This was my attempt to get my oldest to continue to explore. These baked garlic and parmesan chicken wings are to die for. Even my wife dug into a couple of them and she is one who is not a fan at all. That’s always a sign of something really, really tasty.
The great thing about these wings (besides everything) is that they are baked. No messy oil splatter, just place them on a baking sheet and let them bake until nice and crispy.
Let’s get started.
- 2 lbs chicken wings (or as many as you want)
- 2 tsp seasoned salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- parchment paper, optional
Start by breaking down your chicken wings. I love to keep the wing tips on, but you can remove them if desire. My kids love them as they get nice and crispy, so I leave them in tact.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the wings. Bake for about 1 hour, or until they are golden and crispy. I like my wings a bit on the dry side, over cooked if you will, but you cook them to your desired doneness.
Once cooked, add them to a large mixing bowl.
Add all of the seasonings to a small bowl and give them a good mix.
Add the melted butter to the chicken wings, then shower on the parmesan cheese and seasoning. Toss the wings a few times to get everything well coated.
Add to your serving plate and dig in.
These wings were loaded with tons of awesome flavor. Salty, spicy, and all balanced by that little bit of butter. My entire family loved them so much I wish I would have made double the order. Next time. Next time. Hope you enjoy! By the way, if you want a saucy version, give these roasted garlic and parmesan saucy wings a try.