Perfect Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings Recipe

I can assure you one thing: this Buffalo Wild Wings parmesan garlic wings recipe is one of the best chicken wings recipes out there. The flavors of parmesan cheese and garlic, combined with the savory and meaty flavors of chicken wings, make a great combo.

I cannot handle any spice (I know, pretty contradictory to my roots!). But when I came across the chain Buffalo Wild Wings and their delicious parmesan garlic wings recipe, I knew I had to try it out! 

I am not the only one who is an utter fan of these delicious wings. Many people who cannot handle spice have mentioned on the internet that they cannot get past this delicious flavor even if they want to try a different sauce. 

So, what is it about these wings that makes them so popular? 

The chicken wings are crispy and delicious, but the garlic parmesan sauce provides most of the flavor. Nothing could be more perfect than these mild chicken wings, as they don’t have any lingering heat! 

Along with all this, while making these wings, be ready for your kitchen to smell like garlic parmesan paradise! If all this intrigues you, dive right in and enjoy! 

Equipment Required To Make Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings Recipe

I have mentioned all the equipment you need for an on-point mise en place and a seamless cooking experience. 

  • Bowls: A large bowl is essential for this recipe. You will make the sauce and then mix it with the wings. 
  • Large Knife: Make sure your knife is sharp, which will help you cut into the garlic more easily. 
  • Chopping Board: Secure your chopping board in its place by adding a wet paper towel under it. 
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Whisk: A whisk will aerate the mayonnaise well while mixing the garlic and other ingredients.
  • Fryer / Dutch Oven: You can fry your chicken wings in a Dutch oven if you don’t have a large fryer. 
  • Thermometer: It is best to use a deep-frying thermometer, as it can withstand higher temperatures better than a regular meat thermometer. 
  • Perforated Spoon / Frying Spoon: You can even use a pair of tongs to remove the chicken wings from the hot oil while frying. But a perforated frying spoon is a better option, as it will also remove all the excess oil. 

Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings Ingredients And Substitution

Note—This recipe serves four portions of wings. If you would like to make more or less, you will have to adjust the recipe accordingly.

Before we begin, I want to mention that using the freshest ingredients to make these wings is best. To get perfectly juicy wings, ensure they are as fresh as possible. 

For The Wings: 

  • 3 Pounds Chicken Wings: You can combine drumettes and wings, but make sure the two are separated. 
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Canola Oil: This is for frying, so you can also use peanut oil instead, as it has characteristics similar to canola oil. 

For The Sauce: 

  • 1 Head Garlic: A whole head of garlic will give you the best flavor. 
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise: For a healthier approach, use Greek yogurt or light mayonnaise instead of regular. 
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil: You can also use avocado oil of the same quantity for a sharper flavor. 
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice: Bottled lemon juice works, too, as long as it is not sweetened. 
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar: You can use the same quantity of light brown sugar in its place for a malty flavor. 
  • 3 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese: The best option is a fresh block grated on the spot. If you have trouble finding Parmesan, you can also use Pecorino cheese. 
  • ¼ Teaspoon Oregano
  • ¼ Teaspoon Dried Basil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • ¼ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

I recommend buying a block of parmesan cheese for the sauce and grating it on the spot. Pre-grated cheese can often be packed with preservatives and may alter the flavor and texture of the sauce, so it is always best to play safe.  

You can also get creative with the recipe and use absolutely nothing store-bought. Yes, this goes for the mayonnaise, too! You can make your mayonnaise if you wish to, as the fresher the sauce, the better it will taste. 

Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings Preparation & Cooking Time

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
15 Minutes50 Minutes1 Hour 5 Minutes

How To Make Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings

  1. Peel an entire head of garlic and place the pods and olive oil in an oven-proof container. 
  2. Place the container in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let the pods bake for 30-40 minutes. 
  3. Crush the baked garlic pods and add them to the mayonnaise.
  4. Add grated parmesan cheese to the same mix. 
  5. Add the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to the mayonnaise and whisk them well. 
  6. Add dried thyme and crushed red peppers, then mix. 
  7. After that, it is time to add the black pepper powder and oregano. 
  8. It is time to add the salt and dried basil leaves.
  9. To adjust the consistency of the sauce, we will add just a little olive oil. 
  10. Finally, it is time to add the granulated sugar for some sweetness. 
  11. Whisk all the ingredients, and your sauce will be ready soon! 
  12. Wash and pat dry the chicken wings well, then season them with salt and pepper. Pat drying the wings is important, as it will make them crispy. 
  13. Mix the salt and pepper well with the wings, making sure it gets into the folds of the wings, if any. 
  14. Fry the prepared wings at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until golden brown, then remove them and let the oil drain a bit. 
  15. It is now time to pour the prepared sauce into the wings. 
  16. Toss the wings well with the sauce, ensuring they are covered well. Your parmesan garlic wings are ready! 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings

Some Tips & Tricks To Make This Recipe Better

From my experience making these wings, I have curated some tips that helped me get the best results. You can look at these and implement them while making your wings! 

  1. Before you fry the chicken, ensure the oil has reached the correct temperature; otherwise, your wings will soak up too much oil. 
  2. Resting the wings after you season them will result in a crispy texture.
  3. You can roast the herbs with garlic for a concentrated flavor. 
  4. Balance the garlic flavors by using a mix of roasted and raw garlic.
  5. A dash of water or olive oil will do the trick if the sauce is too thick.
  6. Make the sauce a day before preparing the chicken wings, which will help the flavors bloom much better. 
  7. To keep the oil temperature consistent, fry the wings in batches. 
  8. This recipe uses canola oil to fry the wings. However, you can make this recipe a lot healthier. Instead of deep-frying the wings, you can air fry or bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking process. 

Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings Nutritional Information

A single portion of these wings has many calories and fat. Hence, you should have them in moderation, not regularly. 

Now, look at the nutritional information of these wings to see the macro and micronutrients. 

Calories960 kcal
Carbohydrates6.1 g
Protein63 g
Fat75.4 g
Saturated Fat18.9 g
Trans Fat0.3 g
Cholesterol393.6 mg
Sodium931.7 mg
Fiber 0.5 g
Sugar1.3 g

But there is some good news for those on a keto or a gluten-free diet. The wings are suitable for keto, gluten-free, and dairy diets!

Recipe Variations Of Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings That You Can Try

Here, I have mentioned variations for people with egg allergies and those who would like to eat a low-calorie version of these wings. There is also a way to enjoy these wings if you are a vegan or vegetarian. Have a look! 

  1. Low-Calorie Diet: If you are following a low-calorie diet and want to enjoy these wings, the best bet is to bake or air-fry them instead of deep-frying them. Similarly, you can use lighter mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt to avoid the extra calories. 
  2. Egg-Free Diet: The only but one of the main ingredients in this recipe has eggs, which is mayonnaise. If you are allergic to eggs, you can substitute mayonnaise with a vegetarian mayonnaise that does not contain eggs. 
  3. Vegan Diet: If you are a vegan but want to try these chicken wings, there is, indeed, still a way to do so. You can use imitation chicken instead of real chicken. Similarly, you can use vegan mayonnaise instead of regular Mayo. 
  4. Whole Grains Diet: If you do not eat processed foods, you can still enjoy this recipe. Instead of buying store-bought mayonnaise, you can make your own. 

How To Store And Reheat These Parmesan Garlic Wings

Leftover chicken wings? No worries! I have mentioned the best ways to store and reheat these wings, ensuring the quality remains top-notch. 

Storing The Wings: 

Before I begin, please remember not to store these wings in the freezer under any circumstances. Regardless of how well you store them, freezing them will ruin their crispy texture. 

  1. On The Counter: One easy way to store these wings is to transfer them to an airtight container and then leave them on the counter. This method of storage works, but only if you plan to finish the wings in the next few hours. Do not let the wings sit out for more than 2 hours. 
  2. In The Refrigerator: A more efficient way to store these wings for much longer is to store them in the refrigerator. Transfer the wings to an airtight container like the previous method. Once done, you can safely store them in the fridge for up to 3 days without worrying about them going bad. 

Reheating The Wings: 

  1. Oven: Reheating these wings in an oven is an easy way to retain their crispy texture. I suggest reducing the oven temperature to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit and letting the wings heat up for 10-15 minutes, flipping them halfway through the heating process. The oven’s low temperature will ensure that the mayonnaise on the wings does not curdle. 
  2. Microwave: If you don’t have enough time to heat these wings in the oven, you can even heat them in the microwave. Transfer the wings to a microwave-safe container. Then, heat the wings at 30-second intervals for about 2 minutes or until they are hot. If the wings seem too dry, sprinkle some water on them. 

Serving Suggestions For Parmesan Garlic Wings

Parmesan garlic wings are a wonder that pairs well with so many amazing sides. You can go for a classic combination of wings and potatoes by pairing these wings with some classic French fries or even Cajun fries

Some other classic wings and potato combinations include a bowl of fresh potato wedges or tater tots. You can also have a wings and dips party by serving them alongside crispy fried onion rings. However, if you want something other than fried food options on the side, there is still a lot for you to explore. 

Serve these wings with a simple garden salad topped with the best French vinaigrette. You can also pair them with coleslaw. Or, go a straightforward route and pair the wings with roasted carrots

Printable Version

Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings parmesan garlic wings recipe is one of the best chicken wings recipes out there. The flavors of parmesan cheese and garlic, combined with the savory and meaty flavors of chicken wings, make a great combo.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Portions
Calories 960 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Large Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Whisk
  • Fryer / Dutch Oven
  • Thermometer
  • Perforated Spoon / Frying Spoon

Ingredients
  

For The Wings:

  • 3 pounds Chicken Wings
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Canola Oil For Frying

For The Sauce:

  • 1 head Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper Freshly Cracked

Instructions
 

  • Peel an entire head of garlic and place the pods and olive oil in an oven-proof container.
  • Place the container in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let the pods bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • Crush the baked garlic pods and add them to the mayonnaise.
  • Add grated parmesan cheese to the same mix.
  • Add the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to the mayonnaise and whisk them well.
  • Add dried thyme and crushed red peppers, then mix.
  • After that, it is time to add the black pepper powder and oregano.
  • It is time to add the salt and dried basil leaves.
  • To adjust the consistency of the sauce, we will add just a little olive oil.
  • Finally, it is time to add the granulated sugar for some sweetness.
  • Whisk all the ingredients, and your sauce will be ready soon!
  • Wash and pat dry the chicken wings well, then season them with salt and pepper. Pat drying the wings is important, as it will make them crispy.
  • Mix the salt and pepper well with the wings, making sure it gets into the folds of the wings, if any.
  • Fry the prepared wings at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until golden brown, then remove them and let the oil drain a bit.
  • It is now time to pour the prepared sauce into the wings.
  • Toss the wings well with the sauce, ensuring they are covered well. Your parmesan garlic wings are ready!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Portion | Calories: 960kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 75.4g | Saturated Fat: 18.9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 393.6mg | Sodium: 931.7mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1.3g
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More Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes

Parmesan garlic wings make an amazing lunch and dinner option to devour and the perfect game night snack. If you love all that Buffalo Wild Wings has to offer and would love to eat new recipes by the same, we have you covered. Have a look at the suggestions given below! 

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings Fried Pickles: If you are a true fan of all things pickles, then you have to try these fried pickles! Pickles are indeed great, but fried pickles are even better! 
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings Ultimate Nachos: Speaking of game-night snacks, can anything beat some lovely and delicious nachos? Try this ultimate nachos recipe, and your taste buds will thank you!  
  3. Buffalo Wild Wings Thai Curry Wings: Try this irresistible combination of Asian and Western flavors to enjoy some of the best chicken wings you might ever have!  
  4. Buffalo Wild Wings Honey Barbecue Wings: Honey barbecue is a favorite wing flavor for many because it is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors. Now, this simple recipe lets you make these wings right at home! 
  5. Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Sauce: Last but not least, dip any Buffalo Wild Wings wings in this mango habanero sauce for the ultimate sweet and spicy flavor! 

Conclusion

That was one informative article about delicious parmesan garlic wings, don’t you think? Sure, Buffalo Wild Wings provides some of the best wings out there. But going for a homemade version is always better, as you have full control over the quality of the ingredients. 

Moreover, making a homemade version of these wings also makes them healthier. All in all, if you follow the recipe correctly and keep those little tips and tricks in mind, you will indeed have the best parmesan garlic wings ever! 

Once you try this recipe, let me know how it turned out in the comment section below! Until then, have a good one, and happy cooking to all of you! 

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