Crunchy Baked Garlic Parm Wings!

In Texas, football is king! So, last week, when I was talking to my dad – a huge Dallas, Cowboys fan – he suggested that I start making tailgaiting food with a healthy spin! So, naturally, I went for wings! They are so quick to cook, easy to eat, and pack a bunch of flavor. So here is my recipe for delicious baked wings ready for any tailgate!


Ingredients and Equipment

  • Chicken wings and drumettes 2 pounds
  • Butter 1 stick
  • Parmesan cheese about 1/2 cup
  • Lemon Juice 1 Lemon’s work
  • Hot Sauce 2tbs
  • Minced Garlic 4 cloves
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Making the Wings

Step 1: Parboiling

First preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. So, the easiest way to get that signature crunch without frying the wings is a technique called parboiling. All means is to partially cook the wings by boiling them for 7 minutes before putting them in the oven. This renders off some of the fat in the wings, allowing for them to get crispy! So, the first step is boiling the wings in heavily salted water in a large pot for 7 minutes.

Step 2: Dry the wings

With a paper towel, dry each wing before placing them on a baking sheet with plenty of space between each wing. It is important that you dry the wings because water will prevent the wings from crisping! Season with Creole seasoning of choice!

Step 3: Bake the wings

Bake your wings in a 425 degrees oven for about 25 minutes, flipping them halfway through. You should see fat starting to caramelize on the pan beneath each wing! To make sure your chicken is completely done and safe to eat, use a food thermometer to make sure the internal temp. of the wings is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Making the Sauce

This is a simple sauce, that is primed for customization! If you would like to start off with a base of caramelized onions, you can. Or, if you would like to sup out full butter with clarified butter or ghee for a healthy take, you definitely can. The possibilities are endless but bellow you will find the simplest and quickest version of my garlic butter sauce!

Step 1: Melt the butter

In a small pot, on low heat, melt 1 stick of butter!

Step 2: Combine

Add 4 cloves of minced garlic, 2 tbsns of hot sauce, the juice of 1 lemon, and salt and pepper to taste. Let it cook on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes. Make sure that the butter does not cook off and begin to burn!

Toss the Wings

In a large bowl, add the wings, sauce, and about 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (you can put more if you want extra cheesy wings!). Toss wings until each peach is completely coated with sauce and cheese!

Thank you!

And there you go! Crispy parm wings that you can share with your family and friends while you root for your favorite team! Thank you for reading and as always, remember to make Everydaylicious!

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