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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Wings

Easy, crispy but tender slow cooker garlic parmesan wings recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Full of of butter garlic parmesan sauce/ topping.

These are the crispiest and most flavorful garlic parmesan wings. The slow cooker develops the tender juicy meat, while a few minutes under the broiler crisps them to perfection. They are the perfect appetizer for Game day or the next holiday party you host. These Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs are also a hearty and popular appetizer to add to your menu.

How To Make Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Recipe From Scratch?

  1. Mix ingredients in crockpot– Add wings, melted butter, garlic, salt, pepper and mix.
  2. Cover and cook– On High heat until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Transfer wings– Remove wings from crockpot and transfer them to a baking tray in a single layer.
  4. Broil them– In oven, until crispy and golden brown.
  5. Make the topping– While they broil, mix together parmesan cheese, melted butter, and garlic powder.
  6. Add the topping– Remove wings from oven, and brush this mixture on top.
  7. Enjoy!– Serve immediately.

Garlic Parmesan wing sauce/Parmesan Garlic Sauce

Combine the following ingredients to make a thick, chunky topping to brush on top of the wings.

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese- Shredded or grated, Full fat
  • 1/4 tbsp Butter- Melted but should not be boiling hot, Unsalted
  • 1/2-1 tsp Garlic powder- Adjust according to your preference

Why Are My Chicken Wings Soggy? How To Make Crispy Wings?

Broiling the wings, for about 5-10 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown, is the best way to make soggy wings crispy. Do not skip this step!

Variations For Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

Fried Wings– Fry the wings in oil instead of baking them, and then top with the parmesan mixture.

Air fryer wings– Fry the wings in an air fryer in one layer. This allows them to crisp and negates the need to broil the wings.

Add a garnish– Add fresh chives or parsley for even more flavor and a spot of color.

Add seasoning– Add Italian, Cajun, Greek, Mexican, or Curry seasoning for a flavor twist.

Make it spicy– Add red pepper flakes, hot sauce, or even cayenne pepper for a spicier version.

Add other cheese– Like blue cheese, feta, or Asiago.

Ranch Parmesan Garlic wings– Add dry ranch seasoning to the wings before cooking.

Add bacon– Add cooked bacon crumbles to the topping mixture for more flavor.

Tips And Techniques For Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

Use unsalted butter– Because this prevents the wings from becoming too salty.

The baking step is NOT optional– This is what makes the tops of the wings crispy. It is crucial to get the correct texture.

Adjust the amount of garlic– Add more or less depending on your preference.

Serve immediately– This is when the wings are at their crispiest with the best texture!

For the sauce/topping, butter should not be super hot– Because this will cause the cheese to melt, and you do not want it to melt. You want the whole mixture nice and chunky as opposed to gooey and stringy.

Don’t skip the sauce at the end!– It really takes the flavor over the top.

Use full fat cheese– For the best and richest flavor.

What size crockpot to use? I recommend using a 6 quart or larger crockpot for this recipe.

How to know when the wings are cooked? Cook the wings on High heat for 3 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.

Line and spray the baking sheet– To prevent the wings from sticking, and to make clean-up a breeze.

Do not overlap wings on the tray– Separate the wings so that they have space to brown and crisp properly. Overlapping the wings will cause them to remain soggy.

Storage For Garlic Wings

Refrigerate– These taste best when served immediately, but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freeze– I do not recommend freezing the wings with the topping. The topping will melt right off the wings when reheated.

Reheat– In the microwave or oven.

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Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Wings

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Easy, crispy but tender slow cooker garlic parmesan wings recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Full of of butter garlic parmesan sauce/ topping.
Yield: 6 People

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Melted, Unsalted
  • 6 cloves Garlic, Finely minced
  • Salt , To taste
  • Pepper, To taste

Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce/ Topping

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, Shredded or grated, Full fat
  • 1/4 tbsp Butter, Melted but should not be boiling hot, Unsalted
  • 1/2-1 tsp Garlic powder, Adjust according to your preference

Instructions 

  • Add wings in large crockpot (6 quart or larger).
  • Add melted butter, garlic, salt, pepper.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on High heat for about 3 hours or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove wings from crockpot and transfer them to a baking tray, lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with oil. Arrange wings in a single layer. Do not overlap.
  • Broil in oven for 5-10 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  • While they are broiling, make garlic parmesan cheese topping by mixing together parmesan cheese, melted butter, garlic powder until you have a chunky mixture.
  • Remove wings from oven and brush this mixture on top of them.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or oven. 

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 173mg, Sodium: 392mg, Potassium: 279mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 793IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 128mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Calories: 539
Author: Abeer Rizvi
Closeup Shot of Meat Covered in Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce

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