Sports! Game day! Stats! Tailgating! Playoffs!
I think this is what comes to mind for most people when wings are mentioned.
I grew up watching sports because both of my brothers played multiple sports. If I don’t personally know someone playing, I don’t really keep up with a team (local, college, or professional). Shocking for an Oklahoma girl, I know.
I have absolutely nothing against sports. They just aren’t on my weekly radar minus one exception. My hubby loooves the St. Louis Cardinals. He keeps up with them and I keep up with them through him.
Thankfully, you don’t have to be a sports fanatic to enjoy some wings.
I’m not going to claim these are healthy but I will claim they are probably healthier than restaurant wings. They are crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and covered in garlicky-Parmesan.
These are baked and we’re actually using baking powder to get them crispy. What the what?! Fo realz… the baking powder helps dry out the skin which makes them crisp up and get golden brown. #chemistry I promise you won’t even know there was baking powder on them by the time they’re done baking.
Spicy Garlic Parmesan Wings; Recipe or Not
makes roughly 20-24 wings
For the wings:
- 2 lbs. chicken wings (the small hot wing size)
- 1 T. baking powder (trust me, you will NOT taste this)
- a good pinch of salt & pepper
For the sauce:
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 T. melted butter
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- pinch of dried parsley
- 1/4 c. grated Parmesan
- big pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (use more or less depending on how spicy you like wings)