Where are my wing fans at? This Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce Recipe is the perfect copycat recipe! You'll never need to order out for wings again! This delicious sauce is a great way to add a little kick with the best flavor.
There's no doubt that wings are a must-have dinner menu item. But since when did they get so expensive at restaurants? After the last time venturing out, I decided that I was determined to make a wing sauce recipe that tasted like the real deal - and I succeeded! This garlic parmesan wing recipe is a true copycat recipe - and everyone in my family agrees.
I've made this for busy weeknights and also as a great game day appetizer. It's amazing how a little extra flavor takes this easy recipe over the top. These parmesan wings are simple to make into a big batch and the flavorful sauce really is the star of the show. Forget the simple hot sauce, and make sure that you gather the following ingredients listed below.
If you're a fan of finger-licking good chicken, just wait until you try this simple wing sauce recipe. It coats the wings perfectly so that you get that garlic and parmesan taste with every single bite. This has become my go-to parmesan wing recipe that I've yet to get tired of.
Be sure to check out my Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings for a quick way to cook chicken wings without the guilt. Pair with some of this sauce for perfection.
Butter - I like to use salted butter for this recipe, but unsalted works fine, too.
Italian seasoning - Perfect for adding flavor in one easy addition.
Parmesan cheese - Used in the recipe and also as a topping to the cooked wings.
Garlic powder - For flavor.
Crushed red pepper - This can be optional but does add a nice heat.
Salt - For taste. Black pepper can also be added the enhance the natural flavors.
Egg - Helps to thin out the sauce a bit and make it sticky to coat on the wings.
Whole chicken wings - The main ingredient needed to pair with the sauce.
How to make this Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce Recipe
Step One: Prep the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the chicken wings into sections.
Step Two: Add the trimmed wings onto a baking sheet with a cooling rack on top. Cook for 15 minutes.
Step Three: Blend the cheese, butter, and seasonings together to make the sauce. Add the egg and blend until combined.
Step Four: After the wings have cooked for 15 minutes, flip them over. Turn on the broiler, and put the wings under the broiler for 5 minutes. Be sure to keep a close eye on them and flip them again after 5 minutes. Do this until they are crispy.
Step Five: Add the wings to the sauce and toss. Garnish with extra cheese.
Add jalapeno sauce - A little bit of jalapeno sauce added to the mixture is a fun way to add heat. Don't add too much, as this can make it too thin of a texture.
Spicy - You can easily add extra heat to the sauce, like ghost pepper sauce or crushed red pepper flakes, to give your taste buds a wake-up call.
Add toppings - Grated parmesan cheese is perfect for this delicious dish. Don't forget that a squeeze of fresh lime juice pairs perfectly with the amazing garlic flavor.
Use different types of chicken - If you don't have wings, you can easily use Buffalo Wild Wings copycat recipes like this on chicken strips, chicken thighs, chicken breasts, and even as a homemade recipe for dipping your french fries into it.
How long does Parmesan garlic sauce last?
Since you're making this sauce recipe from scratch, it's not going to have as long of a shelf life as it would if you were buying it premade from the grocery store shelf. This is because there aren't adding preservatives - which is something that I love.
Once you make this simple garlic sauce recipe, store any leftovers in the fridge. For the best results, use within 2 days of making it. (read below for the proper way to use when eating leftovers)
Should I be concerned that there is raw egg in this wing sauce recipe?
Since you are adding the sauce to piping hot wings straight from the oven, the raw egg portion shouldn't be a concern. Just be sure that you're adding the wings to the sauce while they're hot - as this is true and needs to be followed for using the sauce right away, and also for any leftovers.
If you want to have the sauce be safe to eat otherwise you can heat it slowly to cook the egg. Classic hollandaise sauce, which contains egg, is cooked to 149 to kill any bacteria.
Do I need to add corn syrup?
Some recipes will use corn syrup in their sauce to give it an extra kick of sweetness. This also will add a stickiness to the sauce as well. I chose not to do that to keep this recipe lower in carbs and keto friendly.
How do I know when chicken wings are fully cooked?
The best and only way to know 100% that chicken wings are cooked all the way is to check the internal temperature using a meat thermometer.
After cooking the wings in the oven, put the meat probe in a thick part of the chicken wing, away from the bone. If the reading on the meat thermometer shows 165 degrees, the chicken wings should be cooked and ready to sauce.
While checking the internal temperature of the chicken wings are simple steps, it's super important to do. I always recommend checking a few to be sure that they're all cooked and safe to eat before serving on the dinner table.
What else can I use this creamy Buffalo Wild Wings garlic parmesan garlic sauce with?
The fun part about this creamy sauce is that the simple ingredients make it versatile. You can add it as your favorite sauce for cooked chicken breasts, or use this buffalo wild wings sauce on cooked pasta. Trust me when I say that buffalo wild wings garlic parmesan chicken pasta is worth the cooking time!
What is the best dipping sauce for hot wings?
Everyone knows that a great sauce deserves a great dip. Parmesan garlic wings are great on their own, but you can easily add more flavor and cut down on some of the medium heat notes by pairing them with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.
Since this recipe is a thicker sauce, you can use your favorite signature sauces to dip the wings into. This garlic parmesan sauce isn't going to be found at your local grocery store, which is what makes this simple sauce recipe so much fun to make.
Can I freeze sauced chicken wings?
You can. If you have chicken wings leftovers, store them for later. Let the sauced wings cool down all the way, and then store any leftovers in a freezer-safe bag.
When you're ready to eat, just thaw the wings in the fridge and then reheat them in the oven or microwave until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Use your meat thermometer again to make sure that they're heated up all the way before eating. (as mentioned before, this is the only certain way to ensure that meat is thoroughly cooked)
Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 425. Cut the wings into sections. Here is a good link on how to do that: http://thecookful.com/how-to-cut-chicken-wings/
- Put the wings on a rimmed baking sheet with a metal cooling rack on top. Make sure your cooling rack is oven safe before you try this. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Make the sauce. Blend the butter, cheese, and seasonings in a small blender until combined. Add the egg and process until combined. The sauce is about the thickness of ketchup.
- After 15 minutes remove the wings and flip them over. At this point, they are almost fully cooked. Turn on the broiler. Put the wings under the broiler for 5 min. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Remove them and flip again. Keep flipping and broiling until they are the desired crispness. They should definitely be 165 degrees by now but I always recommend checking with a meat thermometer.
- Toss immediately in the sauce. The wings are hot enough that you shouldn't need to worry about using a raw egg in the sauce. It's similar to spaghetti carbonara in which you crack a raw egg over hot spaghetti. Garnish with extra cheese.