Get ready to put a smile on everyone’s faces with this copycat recipe for Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings. Kids and adults alike will love the mild but tasty flavor of this garlic parmesan wings appetizer.
Wingstop first opened its doors in 1994 and very soon became a fan favorite, known for their great flavors. They’re well-liked due to their fab recipes and dishes, as well as excellent customer service.
From 1997, they’ve offered franchises, and since then, many have taken up the opportunity to be part of one of the fast-growing businesses in the restaurant trade. By 2002, they’d served over 1 billion chicken wings worldwide!
Our version here tells you exactly how to recreate these well-loved Wingstop Garlic Parmesan chicken wings. Our recipe is designed to make the process easy and quick for you, with little prep time and simple ingredients.
Simply fry the chicken wings and then toss them in the garlic parmesan sauce before serving. Your family and friends will love you for it!
All About The Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings Ingredients
Chicken meat is hugely popular throughout the world in all kinds of different cuisines. They are the most domesticated and common fowl due to the versatility they offer in a range of culinary pursuits.
You can fry, roast, grill, bake, or saute chickens, either whole or separate parts. And the bird has a better low fat versus high protein ratio than other meats, for example, beef.
A chicken wing has 2 main parts:
- The first looks like a small drumstick and is therefore called a drumette and has white meat.
- The second part is the white meat found between the bones in the wing. This is called the flat.
Chicken wings are often served as bar food, and as such have become embedded into our sports and drinking culture. But, they are a great dish to cook at home and for family occasions.
Butter has a uniquely creamy and rich taste that is difficult to match with other fat types.
Therefore, butter is often the fat of choice when it comes to recipes. You’ll find it used in sauces, baked goods, and other cooking processes, and often simply recommended as the best topping for your sliced bread.
Butter can really complement the flavors of other foods. In this garlic parmesan chicken wings recipe here, the butter adds a depth of flavor.
But it also assists the parmesan and garlic in sticking to the surface of the wings.
If someone asked you to classify garlic, would you know what to call it? Is it a herb, a vegetable, or a spice?
Despite its widespread popularity and very common use in adding flavor to dishes across the world, not many people know what it is. Garlic is actually a member of the lily family – the same family that onions, leeks, and shallots belong to.
Garlic is used in baking, roasting, and sauteing cooking methods, and is used to add its unique taste to sauces, soups, marinades, and spice rubs. Minced garlic also features in lots of sausage and meatball dishes.
Here, a readymade roasted paste is utilized for the garlic parmesan wings. However, feel free to roast your own head of garlic and use that instead.
Parmesan is a dry, hard cheese and has a rind that’s a pale gold color, and a slightly lighter (almost straw-like) interior color.
This cheese is aged for at least 2 years, which gives it its characteristic sharp and rich taste. If the label says it’s stravecchio, it’ll have been aged for 3 years, whereas stravecchiones indicates 4 or more years of aging.
In the US and many English-speaking countries, we call this type of cheese Parmesan. Some evidence from as early as the 17th to 19th centuries suggests that it was also called parmesan then in parts of France and Italy.
A cheese labeled as parmesan in the US might not be a genuine Parmigiano-Reggiano, as the term is not regulated here. So it could be an imitation; however, most versions in the US are still aged for a minimum of about 10 months.
And lots of US cheesemakers create cheeses that are as tasty as authentic parmesan. Plus, many produce parmesan cheese of a high quality.
For example, for the Wingstop garlic parmesan wings recipe here, I suggest that you use Kraft’s pre-made grated cheese. It contains parmesan cheese, cellulose powder, and a potassium sorbate which helps to protect the flavor.
Tips and Tricks for Making Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings
- Make your own roasted garlic paste for your garlic parmesan wings, rather than relying on a shop-bought version. Put 8 cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes in your oven at 350oF, turning them once halfway through. Once the cloves are done, remove them and allow them to cool for a few minutes before smashing the garlic with a press or the side of a knife.
- Use a canned parmesan cheese like Kraft’s in your garlic butter sauce. This is because fresh parmesan cheese won’t stick and thicken in your sauce like the pre-made variety will. A product such as Kraft’s will help the consistency of the sauce. If you do like a strong parmesan flavor, I’d recommend adding some real parmesan cheese to the crispy chicken wings once they’re cooked.
Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings Recipe
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time20 min
- Yield20 chicken wings
For the Garlic Parmesan Sauce
For the Chicken Wings
- Cook the Garlic Butter Sauce
First, take the small pan and place it on your stove over a low heat. Add the unsalted butter and garlic paste.
Use the wooden spoon to mix these 2 ingredients well. Allow them to gently heat until the butter is fully melted, before taking the pan off the stove.
Then, add the grated parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to the garlic and melted butter mixture.
- Fry the Chicken Wings
Heat some cooking oil on a high heat in your large pan or deep fryer. Once this is hot, use the tongs to carefully put your chicken wings into the pan or dryer.
Your chicken wings should be deep frying for about 7 or 8 minutes. You’ll know that they’re done once they’ve turned a golden brown color and have gone crispy.
Next, carefully remove the chicken wings from the pan. Place them on your wire rack and remove any excess oil with some paper towels.
You can now transfer your crispy chicken wings to the large mixing bowl. Add the garlic parmesan sauce and toss until everything is thoroughly combined.
Sprinkle over some fresh parmesan cheese, if using. Serve immediately while your Wingstop garlic parmesan wings are still hot!
Storage and Reheating Instructions
FDA and foodsafety.gov guidelines state that fried chicken can be kept in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days.
And you can safely store your Wingstop garlic parmesan wings in your freezer for up to about 4 months. However, the quality of the food may have decreased a little if you wait this long.
To store your chicken wings correctly, put them in a plastic bag or good plastic wrap. This way, you should prevent freezer burn and avoid cross-contamination of your frozen wings with other products in your freezer.
Thaw and reheat your leftover garlic parmesan wings just as you’re about to serve them. They should be heated to at least 165oF, whether cooked in the oven or microwave.
Check these sides dishes : What to Serve With Chicken Wings: 20 Tasty Side Dishes
- 54.9 g Fat
- 1 g Carbs
- 118.6 gProtein