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Plate of air fryer garlic parmesan chicken wings with carrots and celery.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 Minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


This air fryer chicken wing recipe turns a few ingredients into perfectly crispy, juicy wings coated in a garlicky parmesan butter. Perfect for game day!


  • 1 pound chicken wings
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Spray the rack of an air fryer lightly with oil. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. 
  2. Pat chicken wings dry with paper towels. Once air fryer is preheated, arrange wings in a single layer on the rack so they aren't touching. Place wings in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the wings over and continue cooking until an instant read thermometer reads at least 165°F, about 6-10 minutes longer. 
  3. While the chicken is cooking, melt the butter. In a large bowl, stir together melted butter, garlic, parsley, half of the Parmesan, and pepper.
  4. Place the cooked wings on top of the mixture, sprinkle with salt, and toss it all together. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over the top of the wings and serve.


For my Ninja air fryer, preheating takes 3 minutes.

I like using wingettes (flats) and drumettes. If you buy full chicken wings you can cut them at the joint and remove the wing tips.

If you have a bowl with a lid, close the lid and shake to get the sauce to coat the wings easily.

The wings may need more salt, so feel free to add more kosher salt or Parmesan cheese at the end.

Cook time may vary depending on your air fryer and the size of your wings. Be sure to test the internal temperature of your wings.

If you have a larger air fryer, you can use a rack to do multiple layers of wings and scale the recipe. You can also cook more wings in batches if needed.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 550
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 569.3 mg
  • Fat: 34.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 55.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 199.8 mg

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