As you know, my life motto is to make things easy. This also applies to chicken wings. Namely, GARLIC PARMESAN WINGS.
Whether you do them in Ninja Foodi or in the Instant Pot, these pressure-cooked wings turn out finger lickin, lip smackin’, slap your own butt, tasty in NO time at all!
Ninja Foodi Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
I think you’ll be hardpressed to find someone who doesn’t like chicken wings of some sort. If they don’t like flavored wings, there’s even the old standby of plain or salt and pepper. But then there’s those who like a KICK! But hey now, I’m not talking just a spicy kick, I’m talking a garlicky kick! These garlic parmesan chicken wings fit that bill! Crispy, buttery, garlicky, with that salty flair from the parmesan cheese. It’s truly kind of addicting!
By the way… if you eat these, and you’re on a date, make sure your date eats them too. Garlic kisses are totally fine if both people have eaten them – it kinda cancels each other’s garlic breath out. LOL!
These can be made both in the Ninja Foodi and the Instant Pot. The directions are the same, only when it comes to the crisping part, the crisping can be done in the Foodi directly, but you’ll have to broil them in the oven for the Instant Pot. No biggie, they both taste the same in the end!
What do I need to make these amazing Garlic Parmesan Wings?
Well my lovely reader, I’m sure you have all the ingredients right in your pantry! Let’s see:
- chicken wings, of course (I did a dozen, but you can do more)
- Parmesan cheese
- italian seasoning
- chicken broth
- lemon juice
When making these Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings, does it matter how many wings I pressure cook at once?
Nope! Sure doesn’t! You can cook as many as you’d like at one time, however – I’d probably not cook more than two dozen at a time – and I’ll explain more about that below! (see recipes notes!!)
How do I pressure cook chicken wings?
Easy! First, let’s talk about seasoning. You’ll want to season your chicken wings before you pressure cook them. Season them for at least 30 minutes to even do them in the morning to cook later! The longer the better will add to that super awesome flavor. So clean your chicken and pat dry. Lay them out on the board and season them liberally. Put them in a sealable bag, add a tablespoon of oil and seal the bag. Give them a good squish up! Put them in the fridge for as long as possible.
Ok, so now the cooking part!
- Place the liquid at the bottom of the Ninja Foodi bowl insert (or the Instant Pot bowl insert).
- Carefully place the wings in the liquid. Pressure cook for 7 minutes on high.
- Make your sauce.
- When they’re done cooking, do a quick release, remove the wings and set them aside for a moment.
- Drain the liquid in the pot, place the rack in the bowl, put the chicken back on the rack.
- Air crisp them to total crispy perfection as you baste them with the sauce you made!
- Eat, Eat, Eat!! (don’t forget napkins!)
Just how buttery and garlicky and cheesy are these chicken wings?
Oh love. Take all the buttery garlicky cheesy flavors you’ve ever tasted, and just bring them up a notch. You want to know why? The LEMON JUICE. Just that little added bit gives such a punch to the wings. You don’t really even taste the lemon, it just brightens and intensifies the rest of the ingredients! Keep in mind, all these ingredient amounts are pretty much a guideline. If you like, REALLY dig garlic, then go big on the garlic flavor! Add more! Like them a parmesan flavor for the garlic parmesan wings more? Then my dear reader, add more parm!
What about other Foodi Chicken Wing Flavors?
I got you covered on this!! If you’re looking for more flavors to try with chicken wings, how about these Sweet Chili Chicken Wings from Erhardts Eat? They’re all recipes for chicken wings done in the Ninja Foodi, so why not make all three!?!?!?!! Yum!!!
Don’t these Garlic Parm Wings made in the Foodi look amazing??
I hope that you give this Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wing recipe a shot. If you do, please give me a shout out below and let me know what you think! Did you change up the recipe at all? Did you add more garlic? Share your ideas and thanks so much for stopping by The Salty Pot today!
** DON’T FORGET TO PIN THIS GARLIC PARM CHICKEN WING RECIPE TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD TO USE LATER**
Ninja Foodi Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Crispy, garlicky, buttery, with that salty tang from the parmesan. One wing tastes like more and more! They're super delicious!
- 12 Chicken wings , *I used 14, there was plenty of sauce for basting
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth, *water will work, the broth lends more flavor
- as desired salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 tsp garlic, minced, *use more garlic here if you love garlic!
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/4 tsp italian seasoning, dried
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice, *can go up to a half tsp, but taste as you go
- Lay your washed chicken wings out on a board. Pat Dry. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Place the wings into a ziplock bag and add the olive oil. Seal the bag and squish the wings around to distribute the seasoning well. Marinate for 30 minutes or more.
- Pour the chicken broth in the bottom of the Ninja Foodi bowl insert. Place the wings in the broth. Cover with the pressure cooking lid, and place the toggle switch into the seal position.
- Pressure cook for 7 minutes, then do a quick release.
- While the wings are cooking, make your basting sauce. Melt the butter and then add the salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese. Taste for your seasoning preference at this point. Make any adjustments.
- Remove the wings, drain the liquid, and place the crisping rack in the insert bowl. Place the wings on the top rack and begin to air fry.
- I used the air fry function at 400F degrees for 15 minutes. I didn't actually USE the full 15 minutes but kept peeking (as they suggest on the lid) to watch them until they got to my desired crispiness. I air crisped them for approximately 12 minutes
- As they air crisp, you will want to keep basting the wings with your garlic parmesan sauce. Put as much or as little on as you like!
- **note: if you are using an instant pot, pressure cook the wings for the same amount of time but then finish the crisping part in the oven, under the broiler, until you've reached your desired crispiness.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 wings Serving Size: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 374mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
Beverly Newton says
Should I start with wings thawed or frozen
Hi Beverly. I started with thawed wings.
Great recipe! I didn’t have chicken wings, or a Ninja. I did chicken breasts cut in half, marinaded them as per the recipe. I cooked them in a frying pan with broth. Once they were almost done, I put them in the oven and basted them. It came out really good and the kids loved it!!
How awesome is that!!?!?!?! I’m so happy that you were able to put a twist on the recipe and have it work out for you Sam!
I had a little problem with the sauce, it was quite fatty…..my fault entirely,
The 400 degrees, is that C or F ?
Kind regards, Marita
Hi Marita, thank you for asking! It’s 400 F 🙂
Angie Sturm says
Hello, do you drain the liquid at the bottom before you air crisp?
Hi Angie! So yes, in the body of the post, I mentioned that you do (step number 5), but in the instructions, I didn’t specifically say so – so thank you for asking and I’ve amended my post to be more clear! 🙂
Can chicken legs exchange for wings? They are so much cheaper!
I don’t see why not! 🙂
Camrey Robert says
i really found your recipe a different one. A spicier version like i used to order from the Tandoori EH restaurant in London Ontario are widely available but your recipe looks amazing. Must try it next weekend.
Catherine Watt says
A couple of questions I have one quarter peices I don’t have pressure cooker or foodie so how can I make it without these things
Hi Catherine! Ok, well you can make these wings in the oven as well, they’ll just take a while longer. Follow the directions as stated except put them in 400 degree oven for about 25 – 30 minutes or so. When they’re cooked through, move the rack to a broiling position, and broil them until they are as crispy as you prefer. Toss them in the sauce and you should be good to go!
Cecily Millan says
These wings are amazing! I did them in my ninja foodi and I used the left over chicken stock in the bottom, the drippings and marinade sauce and I added one package of shirataki spaghetti noodles and reduced it down for the most awesome keto meal ever. So good! Thank you!
Kim Daley says
How can I do these on the grill???
Hi Kim! Do you mean the Ninja Foodi Grill? Or do you mean the bbq grill?
Ninja foodi grill. I have this and just tried to make these, I didn’t realize I don’t have the pressure cooker option and my Parmesan crust came out a little burned 🙁 what can I do differently?
Hi Aurora! I’m sorry to hear you had some issues. I’ve never used the Ninja Foodi Grill, although I think I’d like to get one and try it out! So because I’ve never used one, I can’t really help you in terms of using this recipe with the grill. Obviously, you can’t pressure cook the wings, so that would mean you’d have to either grill them longer at a lower temperature first? I’m really sorry that I don’t have any suggestions for you to use the grill with this recipe. As soon as I get a grill, I’ll figure it out! 🙂
Gary R. Brunner says
BEST WINGS EVER! And I’ve had wings from countless restaurants and wing stops! Easy directions, fast preparation. So tasty!!!
Thank you so much!! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!!!
crystal camara says
How do you “air crisp?”
Air crisp is the same as Air frying with the Ninja Foodi. If you read your manual with the Foodi, you’ll get all the information that you need to air crisp a variety of different foods/dishes 🙂