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Are you ready to learn how to make the crispiest, most flavorful Parmesan and garlic baked chicken wings? Look no further! I’m London Brazil from evolvingtable.com, and today I’m excited to share this mouthwatering recipe with you. With the Super Bowl just around the corner, you’ll want to have this in your recipe arsenal.
Baking Wings to Perfection
Forget about deep-frying! We’re going to bake these chicken wings in the oven until they are perfectly golden and ultra crispy. You may be wondering, is it even possible to achieve that crispy texture? Trust me, it absolutely is! I’ll reveal a few tips and tricks that will make all the difference.
Let’s begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. For this recipe, we’ll be using two pounds of chicken wing portions. You can find these already prepared at most grocery stores, saving you some time. Whether you prefer wingettes, drumettes, or a combination of both, the choice is yours.
In a large bowl, combine two tablespoons of olive oil, one teaspoon of lemon juice, four cloves of crushed garlic, half to one teaspoon of red pepper flakes, a quarter teaspoon of black pepper, and half a teaspoon of salt. Whisk these ingredients together until a thick sauce forms. This sauce will help the crispy coating stick to the chicken wings while baking.
The Secret Tricks
Now, let’s add all the chicken wing portions into the sauce and toss them until they are well coated. Here comes one of our secret tricks: sprinkle two tablespoons of cornstarch over the wings. The starch sticks to the wings and creates that irresistible crunch. If you prefer a grain-free option, you can use tapioca starch instead.
To ensure the Parmesan cheese adheres perfectly to the wings, use grated cheese instead of shredded. Add one-third cup of grated Parmesan cheese incrementally, tossing between additions, until all the wings are evenly coated.
The Baking Process
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the wings in a single layer, making sure not to overlap them. This is important for even cooking and that crispy finish.
If you want to prepare the wings in advance, refrigerate them for up to two days before your party. Just let them come close to room temperature before baking as directed.
Now, it’s time to bake the wings in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Halfway through baking, flip the wings over to ensure even cooking. Once they’re done baking, turn the oven to a high broil. To achieve that perfect crispiness, broil the wings skin side up for four to six minutes, keeping a close eye on them to prevent burning.
The Finishing Touches
Voila! Your wings are now ready. Look at that crispy, golden skin! To elevate the flavors, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh parsley. These wings are delicious on their own, but don’t be afraid to serve them with your favorite dressings like Italian, blue cheese, or ranch.
A Crowd Pleaser
I can guarantee that these chicken wings will be the star of your Super Bowl party or any game day gathering. The crispy texture and mouthwatering flavors will have everyone coming back for more. You won’t believe they were baked in the oven!
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