Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce

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If it’s game day, there MUST be chicken wings on the menu. It’s totally non-negotiable, at least in my house! We like to experiment with different combinations of marinade, dry rubs, and sauces for either the wings themselves, or dipping sauces.

This year, I have A LOT of different things going on on my Epic Game Day menu, so I decided to keep the wings themselves simple, but really bring the flavor with a creamy  mayonnaise-based dipping sauce.

I actually prefer wings made at home vs. ordered at a restaurant. Almost all restaurants cook their wings in a deep fryer, which I think is really unnecessary. At home, I like to roast them on baking racks set over top of sheet pans. Placing the chicken on racks means that the hot air of the oven circulates the entire way around the wings, make them crispy on all sides.

Also, I find that restaurants tend to over-sauce their wings, to the point where you can’t even taste the chicken anymore. That’s why I like to serve simple salt and pepper wings with a dipping sauce centerpiece. That way, each person can choose how much sauce they really want.

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About that sauce. This Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce is actually inspired by one of my husband’s favorite wing flavors at a national wing chain. But, I prefer my homemade version for all of the reasons I just mentioned.

I started with a base of mayonnaise, and then stirred in generous amounts of Parmesan cheese, garlic paste, buttermilk and chives, along with a dash of Worcestershire sauce (for that utterly additive umami quality).

Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce - Party guests won't be able to resist this creamy, dreamy dipping sauce for chicken wings! | foxeslovelemons.com

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Wings with Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce

Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce - Party guests won't be able to resist this creamy, dreamy dipping sauce for chicken wings! | foxeslovelemons.com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

For The Chicken Wings

  • 3 pounds whole chicken wings (split at joint, tips removed)
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

For the Parmesan-Garlic Sauce

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Make the Chicken Wings: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place wire racks inside two rimmed baking pans. Divide wings between prepared racks. Season wings with salt and pepper. Transfer to oven and bake 45 minutes or until wings are golden brown and crispy, rotating pans halfway through cooking time.
  2. Meanwhile, make the Parmesan-Garlic Sauce: In small bowl, stir together all ingredients.
  3. Serve Chicken Wings with Parmesan-Garlic Sauce.

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