Garlic Parmesan Air-Fried Chicken Wings

Garlic Parmesan Air-Fried Chicken Wings

These succulent wings are coated in a flavorful blend of grated Parmesan, aromatic garlic, and a medley of Italian herbs, resulting in a golden and crispy exterior. The air fryer transforms this classic combination into a hassle-free dish, offering a healthier alternative to deep-frying. Served with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and optional lemon wedges, these chicken thighs are a delightful balance of garlic-infused goodness and Parmesan perfection.


For the Chicken:

  • 6 pieces, skin-on chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Garlic Parmesan Coating:

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (or almond flour for a low-carb option)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Garnish (Optional):

  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedges


  • Preheat the Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Prepare the Chicken:
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. Rub them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare the Coating:
    • In a shallow bowl, combine grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs (or almond flour), minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the coating mixture.
  • Coat the Chicken Thighs:
    • Dip each chicken thigh into the Parmesan mixture, pressing the coating onto the chicken to adhere. Ensure that both sides are evenly coated.
  • Air Fry the Chicken Thighs:
    • Place the coated chicken thighs in the EaZy MealZ Crisper Basket Nesting Set in order to get a crispy finish, making sure they are not touching. Air fry for 25-30 minutes, flipping the thighs halfway through, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) and the coating is golden and crispy.
  • Garnish and Serve:
    • Once cooked, remove the chicken thighs from the air fryer. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges for a burst of citrus flavor.
  • Enjoy:
    • Serve the Garlic Parmesan Air-Fried Chicken Thighs as a main dish with your favorite sides. They pair well with roasted vegetables, a simple salad, or a side of garlic mashed cauliflower for a low-carb option.

Enjoy your flavorful and crispy Garlic Parmesan Air-Fried Chicken Thighs!

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