Our crispy air fried parmesan chicken wings recipe is fantastic! The crunch from the crispy garlic parmesan coating is definitely a game changer. This low carb chicken wings recipe is sure to be a hit too for anyone on the keto diet.

Air fried parmesan wings in basket
Air Fried Garlic Parmesan Wings

Crispy Air Fryer Parmsan Chicken Wings

Air frying the chicken wings always give a nice crispy crust on the skin. But when you add a garlic parmesan coating, the crust is even better!

The flavors and texture of the crunchy parmesan cheese is amazing and that’s why these wings are killer delicious. Be prepared to make a double batch because it’s so easy to inhale these wings in 5 minutes.

Video: Air Fried Parmesan Chicken Wings Recipe

Tips for Air Frying Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

  • If your chicken wings are whole, you need to cut them into separate pieces. Pat dry the wings with a paper towel.
  • Make the cheese stick: After you dip the wings in egg, make sure the press the coated wing into the Parmesan Cheese. These will make ensure that the cheese sticks. 
  • Single layer: Make sure to lay all your wings in a single layer for even cooking. Cook in batches if needed. 
  • Different results: All air fryers cook a little differently. Also, chicken wings vary in size and thickness. So after you first batch you’ll know what the best timing is for your specific air fryer model, size of wings and personal taste. 
  • Serve with your favorite sauce if you want but the flavor of the parmesan is pretty amazing.
  • All recipe details are in the recipe box below.
Holding low carb chicken wing

Freezing and Re-Heating Chicken Wings

Can you freeze these cooked chicken wings? Yes you can definitely freeze the leftovers. When you’re ready to eat them just re-heat the chicken wings in the air fryer at 380F for about 5-9 minutes. Every air fryer is different so make sure to check on them often so that they don’t burn. The more frozen wings you’re re-heating the more time it will take. 

Sauces and Sides to Serve with Wings

These low carb chicken wings are super flavorful already. But if you can certainly coat the wings in the sauce. Or you can serve the dips on the side so that each wing can be dipped into individual sauces.

  • Celery, carrots, sweet peppers and cucumber are great veggie side dishes.
  • Pickles are great too like dill pickles, thick slices of sweet pickles, pickled red onion or pickled asparagus
  • Buttermilk ranch dressing – this would be great for keto chicken wings 
  • Sriracha mayo: just mix together some hot sauce and ranch 
  • Buffalo wing sauce. We have an awesome air fryer buffalo wings recipe here. 
  • BBQ sauce 
  • Honey mustard sauce
  • Check out all our chicken wing recipes here
ranch dip
Holding garlic parmesan wing

Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Wings

Wing sizes vary in size and thickness, so cooking times will vary. Some brands of Air Fryers will cook slower or faster than others, adjust accordingly.
We were able to cook 2 lbs. of chicken wings in a 3.4 qt. Air Fryer. For that size of air fryer, 2 lbs. is about the max without overcrowding the air fryer. For best results and even cooking, only air fry as many wings that will fit in a single layer.
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  • 1 lb. (454 g) chicken wings
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder , optional
  • 1 (1) egg , beaten
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) grated parmesan cheese , or as needed
  • oil spray , to coat the wings



  • Pat dry the chicken wings. Season with salt, pepper, and optional garlic powder.
    Raw chicken wings seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Dip the wings in the beaten egg (start with one egg and if needed beat the second egg), shaking off excess egg from the chicken wing.
    Dipping the chicken wing in beaten egg
  • Dredge the coated wings in the grated parmesan, turning to coat completely. Repeat with the remaining wings.
    Dipping the chicken wing in grated parmesan
  • Spray the air fryer basket/tray with oil spray. Lay the wings in an even layer in the basket/tray. Spray with wings with oil to coat completely.
    Uncooked parmesan wings in air fryer basket
  • Air Fry at 400°F/205°C for 15 minutes. Flip the wings and Air Fry for another 5-15 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. If you’re cooking a lot of wings at once, you might need a 3rd toss or flip.
    Cooked parmesan wings in air fryer basket
  • Remove wings from air fryer basket/tray and serve with any desired sauces on the side for dipping.
    garlic parmesan wings on plate


  • Turn the wings several times for even cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd fryer basket.
  • If cooking in multiple batches, the following batches will take less time to cook since the air fryer is now pre-heated. 
  • Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 494kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 231mg, Sodium: 354mg, Potassium: 330mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 490IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 173mg, Iron: 2mg