Sports! Game day! Tailgating! Playoffs!
I’m guessing this is probably what comes to mind when you think of wings. And rightfully so, sports and wings have a pretty close relationship. Almost as close as coffee and mornings. Almost. ;)
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be game day and you don’t even have to be a sports fan to enjoy some wings. They’re great for parties, dinner, or just because.
These are loosely based off of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce. That was my introduction to garlic Parmesan wings but there’s just something about their sauce that’s too rich for me.
I like these homemade wings better because the ingredients are simple and still give the wings plenty of flavor.
These wings are baked and we’re actually using baking powder to get them crispy. What the what?! Fo realz… the baking powder helps dry out the skin which makes them crisp up and get golden brown. #chemistry I promise you won’t even know there was baking powder on them by the time they’re done baking.
Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wings
For the wings:
- 2 lbs. chicken wingettes (the small hot wing size, thawed with skin on)
- 1 T. baking powder (trust me, you will NOT taste this)
- a good pinch of salt & pepper
For the sauce:
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 T. melted butter
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- pinch of dried parsley
- 1/4 c. grated Parmesan
- big pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (use more or less depending on how spicy you like wings)
Preheat oven to 400°. Rinse the wings and dry them really well. Toss them with the baking powder, salt, and pepper then spread them out on a foil-lined baking sheet, skin side up. Bake them for 50 minutes or until they are golden brown and the tops are crispy. In the last few minutes of baking, prepare the sauce – stir together the butter, olive oil, garlic powder, and parsley. In a large bowl, toss the wings in the sauce, grated Parmesan, and crushed red pepper flakes. Serve immediately.