One of our favorite nights out is wing night at our local Boston Pizza. We also want to curb our dining out as well as cut back on deep-fried food. So consequently, I now make these oven baked wings at home. These tasty oven baked wings have become a favorite in our house – who doesn’t like garlic?! They are great made ahead and then just pop the tray into the oven to bake while you prepare a tasty salad!
Oven Baked Garlic and Chive Chicken Wings
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Baked
2 pounds chicken wings
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoon of freshly minced garlic
3 tablespoons chives
3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
Additional cheese, chives and fresh parsley for garnish
Fill the bottom of a large steamer pot with about 2 inches of water and place the steamer basket into the pot and add the wings. Steam wings for about 10 minutes, stirring a few times to redistribute the wings. Once done, remove from the pot and spread out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for a few hours. If you want to do them ahead, just place into a container and refrigerate until needed and then place onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Preheat oven to 400°F and place cookie sheet with the wings into the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove the tray from the oven and turn the wings. Return to the oven for another 20 – 25 minutes until the wings look crispy and lightly browned. Don’t overcook as you will dry them out. If you feel your wings are not crisping up, you can put the broiler on but watch them constantly as it doesn’t take much to burn them.
While you wait for the wings to bake, saute the garlic in the butter for a minute. Add the olive oil and most of the chives, parsley, salt, and pepper, saving some of the chives and parsley for the garnish. Set aside.
Remove the wings from the oven and place in a bowl large enough to toss them with the garlic and chive mixture. Pour the sauce over the wings and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with half the Parmesan cheese and toss again. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese, chives and parsley. Serve immediately!