How to Make Easy Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken Wings


L. Cargill, Medical Laboratory Scientist, ASCP. Retired blood banker and laboratorian. Loves to write about a wide range of subjects. Enjoy!

Easy Baked Garlic Parmesan Crusted Chicken Wings


Love Em? Or Do You Prefer Traditional Hot Wings?

Buffalo hot wings are the traditional way to serve chicken wings, but the first time I tried the garlic Parmesan flavor, that was all she wrote.

Garlic lovers know what I mean. Garlic is the flavor that makes my salivary glands weep for joy. Combined with Parmesan cheese, there is no other taste sensation I would rather try.

I've tried a few different versions of this wonderful football-watching snack, and this simple and easy recipe is the best so far. I also use it for boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken tenders. This baked method is so much healthier than the fried version.

Are These the Most Fantastic Baked Chicken Wings Ever?

Only Five Simple Ingredients!

  • 16-20 fresh chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, (more is better)
  • 3/4 cup garlic and herb bread crumbs, Progresso is great
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How to Prepare This Recipe

  1. Melt the butter in a small bowl. Brush butter over all of the chicken, both sides.
  2. In a square container with a lid, add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add the buttered chicken to the dry ingredients, a few pieces at a time, secure the lid and shake to coat the wings with the garlic Parmesan mixture. You can also do this in a gallon zip type plastic bag.
  4. Spread the coated chicken out on a foil lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle any remaining coating on top of the chicken.
  5. Bake the coated chicken at 375 degrees F. for about 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken and the type of chicken pieces. 30 minutes is just about right for wings.
  6. Chicken is done when the crust is lightly browned and the meat is tender with a fork or taste test.

Cook Time at 375 degrees F.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

30 min

45 min

Four or five servings of hot garlic parmesan wings

About the Ingredients...

Fresh Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are not particularly healthy, but there are some ways to improve their nutritional value.

Find a local market that sells free-range chickens. USDA certified organic chicken is the healthiest kind you can buy. This clean and tasty meat is raised from the egg to the plate without pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, or other artificial additions.

Once you find the holy grail of natural meat producing farms, spread the word to others. Eating stressed out chickens full of antibiotics and chemicals is bad for our health. Support local farmers and farmer's markets.


Growing your own garlic is not difficult. Everyone should have an herb garden these days. Fresh, pungent garlic can't be beat.

Using a good bottle of dried garlic powder is essential for this recipe.

Parmesan Cheese

I use the Kraft brand of powdered Parmesan cheese, but you can add your own fresh grated Parmesan cheese to the top of the chicken. It's delicious!

Seriously, some people make their own bread crumbs. That's a bit labor intensive for me. Baking the bread, waiting until it is several days old and drying out might be worthwhile if you are a purist, but I love the Progresso bread crumbs. They come in many flavors, have just the right consistency, and require no waiting!


Along with buying fresh chicken from a local farmer, try using home made butter from a certified organic cow. The difference in taste is amazing.

Margarine just won't do for this recipe. Use real butter and organic butter is preferred.

The best flavoring for chicken wings...

Make This Recipe Healthier With Vegetables

Make a Raw Vegetable Plate...

Garlic Parmesan wings are best served with a raw vegetable plate. Look for organic finger veggies when you are shopping for the organic meats and cheeses.

The wings do not need a dip, but you might want to serve a light ranch style dressing with the vegetables. Serve the dressing on the side as a dip.

The best raw vegetables for a plate are (in no particular order):

  • celery sticks
  • cherry tomatoes
  • broccoli
  • radishes
  • carrot sticks
  • strips of bell peppers
  • cucumber
  • mushrooms
  • jicama sticks
  • turnip sticks
  • cauliflower florets

Use the vegetables you like and arrange artfully on a fancy plate that has a hollow dip in the center for the dressing. Enjoy!

© 2012 Lela

Comments - Try these chicken wings and let me know what you think!

Ruth Pieterse on October 04, 2012:

They look so good! Voted up.

TattooKitty from Hawaii on October 04, 2012:

OMG...these look NOMtastic!! I love that they're so easy to make AND not too bad in calories. I'll definitely have to make these wings for dinner one night! Thanks for the yummy inspiration!

Voted up & useful!

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on September 17, 2012:

These are definitely my favorite flavor for wings. Enjoy.

moonlake from America on September 17, 2012:

This sounds good. I know I would like them. I'm not so crazy about bar-b-que wings but I do love wings. Thanks for sharing. Voted uP!

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on July 28, 2012:

This one is definitely one of my favorites. It's easy to make too.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on July 28, 2012:

I'm really hungry right now and what do I do? Look through hubpages recipes. I was leaning toward the shrimp pasta recipe I saw, but I may have to abandon that one for this. Thanks for giving us such a great recipe.

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on June 14, 2012:

Will definitely try this recipe. Easy and I am sure it will be a hot favorite at my home. Thanks for sharing and congrats!

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 09, 2012:

Thank you all for visiting and commenting on my recipe! I really do love these wings. It's a taste sensation!

Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on June 09, 2012:

Yummy yummy yummy great. Congratulations on your win!!!

Beautiful Garbage from Louisiana on June 08, 2012:

Awesome Hub. Stealing the recipe :)

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 07, 2012:

I'll be making another batch next week. Come on down...

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 07, 2012:

Congrats on the daily draw! Parmesan and garlic seem like a winning recipe to me for chicken wings. When are you next serving them? Want company? :)) Useful vote for sure!

Ryan from Louisiana, USA on June 06, 2012:

This looks awesome and sounds amazing and I cannot wait to try it. I love chicken wings. But I think I like garlic more. Thank you so much for sharing. Keep the great recipes coming. Voted awesome, useful and up.

HawaiiHeart from Hawaii on June 06, 2012:

Wow - so easy, and baked! Using chicken tenderloins would be great too! Thanks for sharing!

katlupe from Upstate NY on June 06, 2012:

These sound good! I make oven fried chicken almost the same way.

Tonja Petrella from Michigan on June 06, 2012:

I am going to try this tonight with drumsticks for my kids. They are going to love it and they aren't even going to realize how much healthier it is than KFC! Love it!

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 06, 2012:

I should have waited until after lunch to read this! My tummy is gurggling just looking at this hub!

Tammy from North Carolina on June 06, 2012:

Yummy! I love wings. I usually have lemon pepper, but this looks fantastic. I LOVE parmesan and garlic. Great hub with great photos! Pinning!

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 06, 2012:

Once you try them, you will never eat "hot" wings again :-)

Holly Richmond from Omaha, Nebraska on June 06, 2012:

I love chicken wings and garlic and parmesan flavoring is a great idea and combination.

toomuchmint on June 05, 2012:

Congratulations on your win, Austinstar!

These chicken wings seem so simple, it's easy to see why they're a favorite. With only 5 ingredients and no marinade time, you could have them ready for guests in less than an hour. I'm definitely adding this to my list of go-to dishes.

Great recipe!

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 05, 2012:

I know! I was as surprised as anyone. But it is a drawing and doesn't really reflect on the quality. I'm grateful for the luck of the draw, though :-)

Marissa from United States on June 05, 2012:

This recipe looks great! Congrats on winning one of the daily drawing prizes for the contest! :D

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 05, 2012:

Oh, you will get addicted to these! But reheating them is fine, I tried it.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on June 05, 2012:

You had me at the garlic crusted, Lela. Now I'm going to try this recipe. Thanks.

Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on June 04, 2012:

Ugh. Yet one more reason why it sucks to be a vegetarian. My days are numbered. Gorgeous recipe, Austinstar!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on June 04, 2012:

Those wings sound really delicious and surprisingly simple! Thanks for sharing this, I will try it.

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 04, 2012:

Heck if I know. I just found a link for that and put it in. I can't grow anything. Even my fake flowers die.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on June 04, 2012:

That looks awesome. Garlic and parm ISmy favorite wing flavor! We have a Wing Stop and theirs are delectable. I will have to try this flavor at home! Dave just asked me to make a meal of my chicken wings. I will put it on the menu!

I've never grown garlic and wondered if it was easy. I use it a ton. I have like 6 or 7 herbs growing right now - I am going to try garlic. Now how do you plant that?

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