Get ready for a flavor explosion with these smoked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings! I slathered some wings in mustard and my new FYR Starter GLD hot sauce, coated them with BBQ seasoning, and smoked them to perfection. 

The Garlic Parmesan Wings sitting on a serving platter.

If you’d like an extra kick, drizzle the Spicy Garlic Parmesan Sauce over the top and toss it up. Garnish with chives and serve with Buffalo Sauce! In only 30 minutes of prep and one hour of cooking, you’ll be ready to serve four people.

Why You’ll Love Garlic Parmesan Wings

These delicious wings are very similar to the Hot Honey Garlic Wings we did a couple weeks back. This is a smoked-and-fried wings recipe tossed in a spicy garlic parmesan sauce. The combination of garlic and that cheesy parmesan flavor packs a punch that will leave you more than satisfied.

A large platter of buttery garlic wings is the perfect appetizer for any party or game day! Better yet, this simple, easy, recipe can be made in less than two hours. What are we waiting for? Let’s dive in.

A batch of the smoked wings frying on the grill.

Garlic Parmesan Wings Ingredients

This meal is full of simple ingredients that add up to something amazing.

You’ll start out with some chicken wings, your favorite BBQ seasoning, yellow mustard, GLD hot sauce, frying oil, chopped chives, and buffalo sauce.

Then we’ll make the Spicy Garlic Parmesan Sauce out of mayonnaise, fresh garlic, grated parmesan cheese, apple cider vinegar, GLD hot sauce, red pepper flakes, chopped chives, and lemon juice.

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How to Make Garlic Parmesan Wings

Start by slathering your chicken wings in yellow mustard and GLD hot sauce, then add your favorite BBQ seasoning. Mix together thoroughly and then set the chicken aside until ready to use.

In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the Spicy Garlic Parmesan Sauce. Set to the side until ready.

The raw wings being seasoned in a bowl before being placed on the smoker.

Preheat your smoker to 250F for indirect cooking. Add some hickory wood chunks for added smoke flavor if desired.

Add your chicken wings to the smoker and cook for about 1.5-2 hours or until their internal temperature reaches 165F. 

The wings as they finish smoking and are added to the frying oil.

As the wings are close to hitting temp, preheat a grill, fire pit, or stovetop for direct cooking. Add a dutch oven to it and *carefully* add your frying oil (leaving at least 2-3” of space from the oil and the top of the skillet). Heat up the frying oil to medium heat (325-350F.)

Once the smoked wings are done, pull them off and let them rest for 3-4 minutes. Carefully add wings to frying oil and cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and stir occasionally. Pull the crispy chicken wings out of frying oil, pat dry with paper towels, and add dry wings to a large bowl for tossing. 

The fried wings being tossed in the garlic parmesan sauce.

Cover the wings in the Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce and toss thoroughly. Serve and garnish with Buffalo Sauce and chopped chives. Enjoy!

For more garlic parmesan, check out my Garlic Parmesan Mussels, Garlic Parmesan Rotisserie Tri-Tip and Grilled Bone Marrow with Garlic Parmesan Crust.

Tips and Tricks

To avoid oily wings, line a baking sheet with paper towels. When you lift the wings out of the frying oil, shake off any excess oil and transfer wings to the paper towel-lined baking sheet. Once you have removed all the wings, pat them dry with more paper towels.

Use your favorite type of wood chips or chunks in the smoker to add extra delicious flavor. I love using hickory wood chunks, but feel free to choose your own preference!

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store any leftover wings in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy for 3-4 days after cooking for maximum flavor.

The garlic parmesan wings with the GLD sauce.

What to Serve with Garlic Parmesan Wings

These juicy wings work amazingly well as part of a full party spread! Serve them alongside carrots and celery with ranch, pigs in a blanket, sweet potato fries, cold beer, and any of your other favorite gameday snacks.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I cook Parmesan Garlic Wings Another Way?

To get extra crispy wings, you can cook your garlic parmesan chicken wings in a deep fryer, an air fryer, or even baked in the oven! Just keep in mind, air fryer chicken wings will require a different cooking process than deep frying, so adjust as necessary. 

Can I Use a Different Dipping Sauce?
If you have another preference for dipping sauce, this recipe can absolutely pair with it. Ranch dressing would be another top pick for me, but feel free to sub in your own favorite.

​Can I adjust how spicy the wings are?

These crispy garlic wings have a delicious kick to them, but everyone has their own taste when it comes to heat. If you’d like your wings to be more or less spicy than the originals, adjust the levels of hot sauce, red pepper flakes, and buffalo sauce to your liking.

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The Garlic Parmesan Wings sitting on a serving platter.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

Garlic Parmesan Wings for a delicious chicken wing dinner.
Author:Derek Wolf
4.19 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

Chicken:

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 1.5 cups Big Bad BBQ Ale Rub Favorite BBQ Seasoning
  • 1 cup Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tbsp GLD Hot Sauce
  • 1 qt Frying Oil for frying
  • Chopped Chives for garnish
  • Buffalo Sauce for serving

Spicy Garlic Parmesan Sauce:

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2.5 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Grated Parmesan
  • ½ tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp GLD Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Chopped Chives
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions 

  • Slather your chicken wings in yellow mustard and GLD hot sauce then add your the Big Bad BBQ Ale Rub or your favorite bbq seasoning. Mix thoroughly. Set chicken aside until ready to use.
  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the Spicy Garlic Parmesan Sauce. Set to the side until ready.
  • Preheat your smoker to 250F for indirect cooking. Add some hickory wood chunks for added smoke flavor if desired.
  • Add your chicken wings to the smoker and cook for about 1.5-2 hours or until 165F internal.
  • As the wings are close to done, preheat a grill, fire pit or stovetop for direct cooking. Add a dutch oven to it and *carefully* add your frying oil (leaving at least 2-3” of space from the oil and the top of the skillet). Heat up the frying oil for 325-350F.
  • Once the wings are done, pull them off and let them rest for 2-3 minutes. Carefully add wings to frying oil and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and stir occasionally. Pull wings out of frying oil, pat dry with a paper towel and add to a tossing bowl.
  • Cover the wings in the Spicy Garlic Parmesan Sauce and toss thoroughly. Serve and garnish with Buffalo Sauce and chopped chives. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 3075kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 308g | Saturated Fat: 52g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 167g | Monounsaturated Fat: 74g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1332mg | Potassium: 947mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2785IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 976mg | Iron: 34mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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