Making these Crispy Grilled Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings at your next tailgate or house party and watch then get devoured.
hot and spicy buffalo sauce but spiked with nutty parmesan and flavorful chopped garlic make this one of my go to wing recipes.
Skip B’Dubs and grill your own garlic parmesan wings at home!!!
How to Make Grilled Garlic Parmesan Hot Wings
Prep: The first thing you need to do when grilling wings is to get them out of the package and dried off. Moisture will make the skin soggy so pat them dry as soon as possible. Pat the wings dry with paper towels if you want super crispy skin.
Seasoning: You can season wings with just salt and pepper or use your favorite dry rub seasoning. Add a few tsp of baking powder to the seasoning though to help the skin get crispy.
Grilling: I set up my grill for indirect grilling with my coals off to one side so I don’t burn the wings over direct heat. Aim for a grill temperature around 350-375 degrees F.
Wing Sauce: The sauce is super simple to make but the key to a thick sauce that coats your wings is to use a stick blender to emulsify the butter and thicken the garlic parmesan hot sauce.
Tossing the Wings: Once the Wings Are fully cooked toss them in a large bowl immediately with plenty of buffalo sauce.
What Internal Temperature Should You Cook Hot Wings?
The safe internal temperature to cook chicken is 165 degrees F. and for chicken breast thats perfect but to get the best texture on wings I cook mine to around 185 degrees F.
dark meat poultry has more fat and can handle the longer cook time to give you fall off the bone, crispy chicken wings.
Ingredients To Make Garlic Parmesan Hot Wings
Butter: For this sauce you can use salted or unsalted butter. I normally use salted but whatever you have on hand will be fine
Brown Sugar: Light brown sugar is what I normally use. It gives the sauce sweetness and extra body.
Honey: I like the combination of brown sugar and honey to give the sauce sweetness but also adds viscosity
Garlic: If at all possible chop some fresh garlic cloves instead of using the already minced stuff you can tell the different big time!!! Add a little garlic powder for even more garlic flavor.
Parmesan Cheese: This is a rare occasion where Ill actually recommend using the cheap grated parmesan in the green can.
Make the hot sauce first and blend it then add the parmesan after and whisk by hand. this will give you those little flecks of parmesan in each bite.
What to serve with Grilled Garlic Parmesan Wings
If you need another amazing wing recipe checkout my Smoked Honey Old Bay Wings!! they are equally amazing!!!
When it comes to dipping sauce Im Team Blue Cheese but I also have a fantastic homemade Ranch dressing recipe so you don’t have to choose, just make both!!!
They are not but you can substitute the honey and brown sugar for low carb sweeteners and make this keto friendly.
Normally grilled wings take between 30-45 minutes depending on size. just be sure they are cooked to at least 165 degrees F.
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Grilled Garlic and Parmesan Hot Wings
- In a saucepan add butter, brown sugar, honey and hot sauce whisking until butter is completely melted. Use a stick blender to emulsify the sauce until it thickens and becomes bright orange
- Whisk in (do not blend) your garlic and parmesan and remove from heat. Set aside
- Season wings to your liking and then toss with 2 tsp baking powder to help crisp the skin. Grill for about 30-45 minutes over indirect heat until wings reach an internal temperature of about 185 degrees F.
- Pour a generous amount of the garlic parmesan sauce over the wings and toss to coat. Serve with celery and bleu cheese or ranch.