Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Garlic Parmesan Wings

Butter and garlic chicken wings, baked and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

This recipe for Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings was one that, back in my low carb days of eating (oh, yes I did), we LCers used to eat a lot. Chicken wings, and a combo of butter and garlic with Parmesan on chicken wings, was a pretty popular version that everybody loved. The biggest upside of doing a low carb diet is that you do get to indulge a bit in fats!

One day The Cajun and I were visiting at his Mama's house, and she was baking some wings in barbecue sauce for her grandson. My mother in law is the kind of person who would give you the shirt off of her back, so you really have to be careful what you say around her. I happened to mention in passing that I loved barbecue wings and before you know it, she was insisting that I go home with a bag of individually quick frozen jointed wings from her freezer. Yep, that'd be my mother in law!

These, like any of the wings I've featured, are great on the grill of course, just wait to sprinkle on the Parmesan until when they come off or it will burn. On this particular day, I happened to bake them, and when baking wings in the oven, I do highly recommend using Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Aluminum Foil to help prevent them from sticking. Despite the fat in the wing, they do still tend to want to stick. You can also brush regular aluminum foil with some oil, or use non-stick spray.

Here's how to make them.

Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Wings

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 1 hour 30 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

  • 3.5 pound bag of chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste
  • Couple pinches of kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Melt the butter with the garlic and cook over low heat to allow the garlic to infuse the butter for about 10 minutes. In a separate small bowl, mix together the parsley, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.

Line a baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil, or brush regular foil with oil or spray with a light spray of non-stick cooking spray. Place the wings on the foil, brush them with some of the melted garlic butter, and sprinkle with some of the seasoning mix and Parmesan cheese. Bake on the lower rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn over, brush and season the other side, and return to the oven for 10 minutes longer.

Remove wings, turn the oven up to 425 degrees F. Continue baking on the middle rack of the oven, for another 30 to 40 minutes, brushing, seasoning and turning the wings, until browned and cooked through. Total cooking time will be dependent on the size and thickness of the wings. In the last few minutes of cooking, sprinkle with any remaining seasoning and Parmesan cheese and return to the oven to finish.


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  1. Thanks for this great recipe! Despite my "sweets blog" I have actually been on lc for about a year. These will be a great addition to my weekly rut!

  2. I never thought about using butter on my wings but it does sound good. I like my wings a bit more wet (as I blogged on earlier). I like to add the sauce after I cook the wings. Still, this is worth a try. Garlic and parmesan are a great mix!!

  3. wow.chicken n cheese..isnt that something?

    1. Really? I don't find the combination to be at all unusual! Try it sometime!

  4. These sound great with parmesan and garlic, two of my favorite flavors! Thanks Mary.
    You've got a great mil!

  5. These look so scrumptious! I love a change from the usual buffalo wings.

  6. Now you just know I love grilled wings, so you had my attention on this one:)

  7. These sound goooooooood! I don't make wings very often at all, but did the other week (to be blogged soon). I will have to think about adding this recipe to my next batch of wings (which will be more often!)

  8. Yum I love wings especially with garlic and Parmesan. My wife doesn't allow me to eat them too often since she says they are fatty. I will still sneak some of these though.

    1. :) I think so long as somebody doesn't eat them regularly, it'll be okay. I mean seriously they are a huge part of the low carb diet for many folks, right?!

  9. These are a favorite to order at restaurants, so why not make them at home!

  10. Saw you on SITS. This sounds like a nice change-up from buffalo wings. Your MIL sounds like a gem.

  11. That looks and sounds DELICIOUS!!! I have been dieting for quite a while. I miss my wings! We had chicken wings at least once a week before. Deep fried, grilled, baked...barbecue, jerked...oh my! I'm going to probably have to go off the "diet" for some now!

    Great site!

    Stopping by from SITS btw!

  12. These look great. Wish I could eat chicken so that I could try them.

    I hope that you are having a great day.
    Stopping by from Sits!

  13. Holy wow. These look SO good. Now I feel starving! : )

  14. LOVE me some wings! I'm (in)famous around my 'hood for my insatiable love of wings! I'll have to try these!

    Stopping by from SITS!

    1. Oh Donnetta, I am indeed a wing gal - do tell us how you make those famous wings please!!

  15. These sound great. I have some smoked wings in the freezer that are already cooked with just oil on them. I'll bet they would be great if I thawed them then sauteed them in this mix of stuff adding the cheese at the end.

  16. Hi stopping by from SITS. These look fabulous - will have to try.

  17. Happy that I stumpled on your blog, love it and will be trying this very soon!

  18. Yum. I love chicken wings and love this new version. Another one bookmarked!

  19. Yum. I love chicken wings and love this new version. Another one bookmarked!

    1. I hope that you get around to trying them soon!

  20. I made these wings last night for NYE and took it to the party. People made a plate of them to take home. I am recovering, and just got a text for the recipe. I discovered this site by my sister late this past Sumner. This is about my 5/7 item I have cooked. I have to give homage. This site is fantastic. Oh for my wings I baked them a while, used dry spices then I put them under the broiler to get brown and a crunch skin. I poured the butter garlic sauce and let them marinate, put them under the broiler took them out and sprinkled with parmesan and placed in oven. They were great!

  21. My husband an awesome cook is making these tonight for the Super Bowl can't wait to taste them they smell wonderful!!


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