These Oven Baked Parmesan Garlic Wings are the perfect snack or dinner for football season. They are crispy, rich, and zesty with garlic, parmesan, and red pepper.
Oven Baked Parmesan Garlic Wings – Low Carb, THM S, Grain Free
I’m not a football fan but if I had a plate of these Oven Baked Parmesan Garlic Wings on my lap every week I might be won over.
My husband, however, is a huge Giants fan. He loves participating in sports pools and is in more than I can count this football season. It’s a given that if the Giants are on he wants to hang out on the couch and watch his favorite team.
When the restaurant Buffalo Wild Wings opened locally he started raving about it. I am not a fan of buffalo sauce so I’d never tried other flavors of wings. And then he brought home take out. They were amazing! I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to spicy things but I love most of the mild and medium varieties. My favorites are Lemon Pepper, Chipotle Barbecue, and Parmesan Garlic.
We get takeout from there every couple of months on Wing Tuesday because all the traditional wings are half off. But it can still get a little pricey to feed our family. I decided to try making my own Parmesan Garlic wings. I think they will be great when I want wings and it’s not a Tuesday or we don’t have money for take-out in our budget. It takes a little while of babysitting the wings under the broiler to get the skin crispy but I think it’s worth it. Just don’t leave them unattended or the skin can burn.
I like my wings extra crispy. Or any skin on chicken, actually. If you are the same the broiler of your oven should be your best friend. Just crank it to high, put the skin on chicken on the top rack, and watch it carefully.
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.
I use raw eggs in my ice cream recipes all the time and will get some concerned comments. You are always welcome to buy eggs that already pasteurized if you are worried about using raw eggs in a recipe.
I like to buy chicken wings already cut into the little drumstick section and the ‘doubler’ section (or so my kids call it). But when I don’t I put my hubby to work cutting them for me. Here is a good link on how to cut the wings into sections: http://thecookful.com/how-to-cut-chicken-wings/
- 5-6 lbs. whole chicken wings cut into sections
- 1 stick of butter melted
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/16 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 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.