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Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

A baked, not fried, chicken wing recipe! It's much healthier and just as crispy and yummy. These wings are coated with butter, parmesan and garlic - boasting so much flavor. A perfect main dish and/or appetizer!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 3 people


  • 2 lbs chicken drumettes and/or winglets
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp salted butter
  • 3-4 cloves garlic

Garnishes (optional)

  • fresh parsley
  • parmesan cheese


  • Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together baking powder, grated parmesan cheese, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper, .
  • Pat dry defrosted drumettes and/or winglets. Toss them with the baking powder mixture. Use your fingers to rub the spices onto the meat and spread them evenly all over.
  • Grease baking rack with vegetable oil (use the spray if you have it) and stack baking rack on top of a baking sheet. Place drumettes or winglets on baking rack, do not overlap.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Bump the temperature up to 425 degrees, and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Flip drumettes and/or winglets over and bake for another 20-25 minutes. 
  • While waiting for drumettes and/or winglets to cook, mince garlic. Melt butter in a small pot on the stove, then add minced garlic to pot. Remove from heat once you can smell the garlic. Do not brown or burn garlic.
  • Remove drumettes and/or winglets from oven when done, then remove them from baking rack promptly (so it doesn't stick to baking rack).
  • Drizzle garlic butter sauce all over wings.
  • Optional: Garnish with parsley and/or more parmesan cheese. Fyi - this is more for making it look pretty than for flavor!
  • Serve and enjoy!
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