Baked Italian Chicken Wings

Friday, March 20, 2020
Baked Italian Chicken Wings are healthier and a delicious alternative to fried!

Most of the time we enjoy our wings this way and they're so easy to make using less oil and still, have the crispy outside of fried chicken but oven-fried.

I marinate them, then use one of our many styles of 18 chicken wing dipping sauces!

If you have never tried to bake wings, you will be pleasantly surprised just how crunchy and tender these are.

With a little Italian herb and garlic flavor in this terrific easy marinade, these wings will be your next new favorite way to eat them!

To feed my crowd I usually make around 3 pans of baked wings and triple the sauce, the family favorite sauce is the Parmesan Garlic sauce with butter!

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baked wings in a buttery oil and garlic

Healthy Baked Wings

There is so much more fat in frying wings but we love wings so baked is delicious too!

This is such a healthy alternative to frying, still has a little bit of fat with the coating. less fat and oh-so flavorful.

Of course, if you prefer fried, you can still make these fried. The marinade is fantastic, it keeps them tender and juicy.

Just imagine, crispy baked wings with a crunchy parmesan coating that is just out of this world awesome!

I usually make around 32 wings at a time so double, triple whatever you need to feed your crowd, these go fast believe me!

These are baked Italian wings with a garlic parmesan buttery coating after baked on top garnished with parsley. They taste like fried wings but they are baked not fried.

Other Cooking Methods

  1. Air Fry: place on oil-sprayed aluminum foil in batches of 6 or 8 wings. Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees for 18 minutes, check, and continue air frying until desired crispness.
  2. Grilled:  place on the grill on medium heat outside until the wings are crisp and the juice runs clear around 25 minutes.
  3. Convection Oven: proceed with the oven method at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

Other Flavored Wings and Dipping Sauces

Add your favorite sauces or use one of my dipping sauce recipes.

For 24 other kinds of delicious chicken wings recipes try my Chicken Wings Showcase Of Wings I did a while back.

Ingredients You Will Need to Make Baked Italian Chicken Wings

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  • chicken wings (if using frozen thaw ice remove and dry off with paper towels)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • minced garlic
  • pinch of black pepper and cayenne pepper

Parmesan Garlic Butter Sauce

  • melted butter
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • chopped parsley
  • parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder

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These are baked Italian wings with a garlic parmesan buttery coating after baked on top garnished with parsley. They taste like fried wings but they are baked not fried.

Wings and Things

If you love fried chicken wings you will be amazed at how delicious baked, air fried or grilled these are.

You will be eliminating much of the grease the chicken holds when fried for a healthier wing experience without giving them up.

You can also bake them on a disposable pan for less cleanup!

These wings are healthier, simple to make and very tasty.

Give them a try and don't forget to pass the dipping sauces!

Baked Italian Chicken Wings

Baked Italian Chicken Wings

Yield: 4
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 1 H & 30 MTotal time: 1 H & 40 M
These are marinated then baked Italian flavored chicken wings. The wings are very crispy and flavorful. After the cooking process, there is a delicious Parmesan Garlic butter brushed on them to give them a fabulous flavor.


  • Marinade:
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings (if using frozen thaw ice remove and dry off with paper towels)
  • In a large bowl add:
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • pinch of black pepper and cayenne pepper
  • Toss wings to coat, cover with plastic wrap for at least three hours or overnight.
  • Parmesan Garlic Butter Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


How to cook Baked Italian Chicken Wings

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove from the marinade.
  3. Place the wings on a parchment-lined deep baking sheet in a 400-degree hot oven then spray them with cooking oil.
  4. Bake turning often till crispy.
  5. I cooked them for around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  6. After wings are completely cooked and crispy looking, immediately brush with sauce below:
  7. Parmesan Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce:
  8. 2 tablespoon melted butter
  9. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  10. 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  11. 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  12. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  13. Drizzle or brush sauce over hot crispy wings and serve
  14. Optional Cooking Methods:
  15. Remove Wings from Marinade.
  16. Air Fryer: place on oil sprayed aluminum foil in batches of 6 or 8 wings. Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees for 18 minutes, check and continue air frying until desired crispness.
  17. Grilled: Grill on medium heat outside until the wings are crisp and the juice runs clear around 25 minutes.
  18. Convection Oven: proceed with the oven method 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
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These are baked Italian wings with a garlic parmesan buttery coating after baked on top garnished with parsley. They taste like fried wings but they are baked not fried.

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2014. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Mmmm, I've baked wings before, and it really is so much easier (and healthier) than deep-frying. I love the sauce you brush on, parmesan and garlic... sounds like a great combo!

  2. Claudia, I'm going to wallop all those wings all by myself! haha... They look great. Thanks for sharing & hope you're going to have a great weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy

  3. What a meal! You're serving all the leftover in one plate. I did the same too.... sometimes but hubby doesn't like it! :o(

  4. These definitely caught my eye on reader, they look delicious and I love that they are baked! Saving this recipe, thanks!

  5. wow... i like it... very nice dish dear.... good going

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  6. I love wings. Period. Love the herbs and flavors.

  7. What a great guest post from your son, with all the yummy sauces!
    The baked chicken wings are my favorite. They are so crisp, yet tender, and delicious!

    I make my chicken wings the way you do, and just love to make the Buffalo hot sauce to pour over, and have extra for dipping.
    I'm not very adventurous with all the other sauces, except the Teriyaki sauce, which is oh, so good on other meats, and veggies!

    Claudia, your photos are really looking beautiful!

  8. I'll be doing this one of these Sundays - such a fun treat for a frigid afternoon. Oh I love garlic, cheese and herbs on a chicken wing!

  9. I've always had difficulty getting the wings to turn out crispy. I've never turned them more than once (half-way) before, tho. I'm guessing it's more oven time (since you're constantly releasing heat opening the oven), but you're clearly getting the desired results. They look perfect in the photos!

    Thanks for sharing your method!

  10. Parsley in the first picture looks nice. when you bake it is more healthy than fried ones, nowadays i am trying to do that. This baked Italian chicken wings looks delicious.

  11. These sound amazing. I love wings. Can't wait to try this recipe.

  12. I love that sauce, and my family would just go nuts for these wings :)

  13. These are packed with flavor Claudia! Succulent and delicious!

  14. How smart to bake instead of frying! Yum!

  15. Always prefer baking to frying! Excellent for this time of year with all the football going on :) Thanks for sharing this tasty and easy recipe, Claudia.

  16. Mmmm, Claudia! Garlic laden chicken wings! I'd eat the whole batch in an Italian second! I can just smell the aroma of your kitchen in my mind when you baked these!

  17. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Love the sauce, it's so delicious! How can you get the wings nice & crispy? I couldn't seem to perfect that aspect. Thanks! :)

  18. Oh Claudia!!! These look so awesome-crispy and golden! Chicken wings are a serious weakness of mine. They can knock me off my diet with just one whiff or glance. Yours look wonderful, so I'm going to send the link to my Mom. She loves them too...
    p.s. Sorry for being away for so long. I went to Key West-it's so wonderful there. Have you been? It makes my part of Florida look like, well, I won't say (smile)!

  19. Wow , these look fantastic. Annette loves wings and I hate to make them as they are usually so unhealthy.

  20. Fingerlickingly delicious! I love the Parmesan garlic sauce :-)

  21. So yummy! Super easy to make and literally DELICIOUS!

  22. These chicken wings look amazing! Running to the store to grab everything I need to make them now!

  23. I'd devour these wings knowing that they are so much more healthy for us! YUM, Claudia!

  24. Your chicken wings are so delightful and thank you for including air fryer directions. I love all of your flavours and these are definitely going on our menu. Thank you :D

  25. Can these be put in a crock pot to keep warm after baking them? Thanks!

    1. The skin will get soggy due to the moisture that the slow cooker omits. If you are making skinless or do not care about the crispy wings, then its fine. I prefer crisp wings on the skin.

  26. I love this recipe. What a nice change from spicy wings. The garlic and parmesean make it SO good.

  27. They look perfectly crispy! And that parmesan garlic butter sauce sounds awesome. Love that you did it in an air fryer too!

  28. Wow! These baked chicken wings were so delicious! The flavors were wonderful.

  29. I love this healthier alternative for chicken wings!! Can't wait to try this soon!

  30. These wings look perfect, crispy and delicious! They will be perfect for summer BBQs.

  31. Having these tonight with spaghetti and garlic bread!


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