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Garlic and Parmesan Chicken Wings

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"The trick to keeping these oven-baked chicken wings crispy, is parboiling the wings in a flavorful liquid, which helps season the chicken and produce a surface texture in the oven that your guests will swear came straight out of a deep fryer."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 276 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (4 pounds chicken wings)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat foil with cooking spray.
  2. Combine water, vinegar, 1/4 cup salt, bay leaf, thyme, oregano, and rosemary in a large stockpot and bring to a boil. Add chicken wings, return to a boil, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove chicken wings with a slotted spoon to a cooling rack and allow to dry for 15 minutes.
  3. Mash garlic and a pinch of salt together in a mortar and pestle until smooth.
  4. Combine mashed garlic, olive oil, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add chicken wings and bread crumbs; toss to coat. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Serve with creamy Italian dressing for dipping.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 276 calories; 19.3 g fat; 5.4 g carbohydrates; 19.8 g protein; 56 mg cholesterol; 246 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made these for a wing cook-off and they were a huge hit! The flavor is fantastic. We transferred them to a crock pot and poured some garlic butter over them to give them a little more garlic f...

Most helpful critical review

I added extra breadcrumbs for a crunchier outside and I used less than a cup of salt and the mouths that I feed had nothing but thumbs up for it. Great Recipe.

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I made these for a wing cook-off and they were a huge hit! The flavor is fantastic. We transferred them to a crock pot and poured some garlic butter over them to give them a little more garlic f...

I made these wings for a wing cook-off on Super Bowl Sunday. I won first place (and $100). So, although they were all eaten before I got a chance to try them, they must have been great. I mix...

Chef John your the man!!! I have made this recipe too many times to count. I can't even mess it up LOL. Also Chef John I have never ever been disappointed with any of your recipes. Your recipes...

Made them last nite. Loved them. Great flavor, I wouldn't change a thing!!!!

OMFG these wings might be the best wings i've ever had.. and that's truly saying something b/c i'm a huge fan of all types of wings.. i am completely blown away.. i cant remember the last time i...

My first time ever making wings... I'm not a big fan of BBQ. I loved these! couldn't stop eating them. They are nice and spicy but not so much as to hide the excellent flavor. I would never gues...

My fiancé is obsessed with wings. He wants to go out for them about once a week. After eating these he said he would never have to go out for wings again. They are absolutely incredible and was ...

These were excellent!!! I par broiled and let cool the night before then stuck them in fridge overnight still in par broil recipe. I took them out of that then let them dry the next morning pre...

These were REALLY good!! I didn't use the bread crumbs--I also didn't have fresh garlic, so I used the equivalent amount of granulated garlic for the recipe.(Tone's granulated garlic from Sam's ...