Gameday Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Whether you’re watching football at home or in a restaurant, chances are chicken wings are on the table. With the big game around the corner, I’m already brainstorming watch party recipes. Some football season favorites like Buffalo chicken dip and chili con carne made the starting lineup, along with these deep-fried garlic parmesan chicken wings.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

In a food processor fitted with the chopping/mixing blade and with the processor running, add parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and black pepper through the food chute. Process for 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese is grated and set aside.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels – this cuts down on splatter when they drop into the deep fryer. Place one layer of chicken wings in the fryer basket and lower into the preheated oil (375 degrees). Fry the wings for about 10 minutes. When they’re cooked and golden brown, remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Brush the chicken wings with a mixture of melted butter and garlic (no wonder they taste so good), and sprinkle with the parmesan mixture and a little oregano. The garlic and butter add flavor and help the cheese stick to the wings.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Dip these garlic parmesan chicken wings in peppercorn ranch, blue cheese dressing, or hot sauce for added flavor and the full wing experience. If your hands aren’t messy by the end of the play, you’re doing it wrong.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

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Prep Time: 1 hour


  • 4 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 5 pounds chicken wings, cut in sections
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Vegetable oil
  • Dried oregano
  • Peppercorn ranch dressing


  1. Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F.
  2. Using a food processor fitted with the chopping/mixing blade and with processor running, add Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and black pepper through the food chute. Process 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is grated. Set aside.
  3. Pat wings dry with paper towels.
  4. Place one layer of wings into the fryer basket and carefully lower basket into the preheated oil. Deep fry chicken wings in oil until reaches 165°F when tested with an instant-read thermometer, about 10 minutes. Remove from fryer, drain on paper towels.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and garlic on HIGH power for 30 seconds at a time or until butter is melted and garlic is fragrant. Brush each chicken piece with butter mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan mixture and oregano.
  6. Serve immediately with peppercorn ranch dressing for dipping.


Serves 10

garlic parmesan chicken wings

Other gameday recipe to try: 

Sheet Pan Supper: Chicken Nachos

13 Slow Cooker Gameday Go-Tos




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