Crispy Air Fryer Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wings

These Crispy Air Fryer Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wings will have you second guessing why you ever ordered Garlic Parmesan Wings from a restaurant. These wings are perfectly crispy, garlicky, and spicy. 

Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Brittany Hollie



  • 1 1/4 pounds wings about 10 wings
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 teaspoon hot sauce Chipotle hot sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced


Chicken wings:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the baking powder, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
  2. If your wings are whole, cut them into drums and flats and remove the wing tip. Save the wing tips for future stock or broth by placing them in a ziplock bag and storing them in the freezer.
  3. Pat the wings dry and then sprinkle the baking powder seasoning mixture onto the chicken wings.
  4. Grease 2 racks in your air fryer. If your air fryer only has a basket, then grease that.
  5. Place the wings onto the greased racks. If you’re using a basket, you may have to cook all of the chicken in two batches.
  6. Cook the wings for 15 minutes at 250℉. Flip the wings over and switch the racks around so that the top will be at the bottom and the bottom rack will be at the top.
  7. Now, cook the wings at 400℉ for at least 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken wings are done and crispy.
  8. Place the wings into a large bowl and then coat them with the wing sauce. Toss in the parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, and toss the wings a little bit more.

Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, combine the butter, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and minced garlic. Stir the sauce.
  2. Once the butter has fully melted, toss the wings in the sauce.

Recipe Notes

Notes: I used Tabasco's Chipotle Hot Sauce. Adjust the heat levels to whatever you would like. Add in more hot sauce and cayenne pepper or decrease it.