Garlic Parmesan & Sweet BBQ Buffalo Wings!

We decided to stay in and make homemade baked wings last night. I don’t know why I don’t do this more often. Coming up with wing recipes is super fun and much healthier than the wings you get at most restaurants. I have a feeling I’ll be creating tons of wing recipes during football season this year. I want to keep all the meals healthy and filling. I let all the diet habits slip last winter, but I’m not letting that happen again. I’ve never felt better and want to keep on moving forward with this healthier lifestyle of mine. *Having people that support your healthy lifestyle is EVERYTHING.ย 

I hope you enjoy these delicious recipes! I kind of just winged it ๐Ÿ˜‰ (so pun-y)

Homemade Baked Wings: BBQ/BUFFALO & Garlic Parm

Ingredientsย Sweet BBQ Buffalo:
12ย Chicken Wings (drummies & wings)
1/4 Cup Buffalo Suauce
1/4 Cup Honey BBQ Sauce
2 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
1/4 Tspย Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Minced Onion Flakes
1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
2ย Tsps Sesame Seeds.
Cooking Spray + Tin Foil

Homemade Baked Wings: BBQ/BUFFALO & Garlic Parm

Ingredients Garlic Parmesan:
12ย Chicken Wings (drummies & wings)
2 TbspItalian Dressing
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Tbspย Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1/8 Tsp Onion Powder
1 Tsp Italian Seasoning.
Cooking Spray + Tin Foil

Homemade Baked Wings: BBQ/BUFFALO & Garlic Parm

-Spray the tin foil on top of a baking sheet with cooking spray and lay out the wings.

-Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

or…you could grill them.

*All ovens cook differently, so make sure to check on them!*

Homemade Baked Wings: BBQ/BUFFALO & Garlic Parm

I couldn’t decide which ones I liked better! They were both super delicious and I didn’t feel bad after eating them. I knew where the chicken came from and what ingredients were added. I’m not a fan of buffalo, but with the mixture of bbq sauce…it was great!

Homemade Baked Wings: BBQ/BUFFALO & Garlic Parm

I put garlic and parmesan on EVERYTHING, so these were bomb. I’d love to dip these in a homemade red pasta sauce.

Homemade Baked Wings: BBQ/BUFFALO & Garlic Parm

We also had grilled peppers and air fried (coolest thing ever) sweet potatoes! & this was only my first serving…;)

Questions for you!

  1. What flavor of wings can you come up with?
  2. Football season is literally right around the corner…what is one of your healthy tailgate go-tos?
  3. Vegetarians…did you know you can make this recipe using steamed cauliflower!?


  • Charlie

    Hi Taralynn!

    Loved the garlic and parmesan wings!! I have never thought to put cheese on my wings before, legit game changer!

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  • Lois

    Made these for the kids last night and they requested them again. Thank you!

    Reply to Lois
  • Angela martinez

    How many calories are the wings?

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  • Julie

    I made those flavors on the grill. Great recipe!

    Reply to Julie
  • Jessica

    Air Fried?! So interesting, I’ve never heard of it but I’m sure its delish. And let’s see my favorite healthy tailgate is really just work out before, eating something small and healthy before I go and portion control when I’m at the tailgate. It would probably be smart to bring something healthy but I do love all the tasty food too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ As far as wings go, I’m a big garlic/parm fan myself. My boyfriend would probably like those buffalo/BBQ so I’d probably have to make both! lol

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  • Kelly Schroeder

    Great idea! What kind of chicken do you buy for them? Do you cut off the skin?

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  • Heather

    Hey Taralynn,
    What are/how did you make air fried potatoes?! Please share!

    Reply to Heather
  • Dana

    Thank you! I try to eat yummy healthy, it makes me feel so good. I didn’t air fry the cauli becausevthe batter was drippy, and i thought it might make a mess.

    Reply to Dana
  • shanna

    I’m so pinning this! I don’t like a lot of spicy wings, so I go for the “wimpy” flavors. lol! I made wings for the nfl draft a few months ago and they were pretty good. I made them myself also due to the health factor. I decided on a sauce that sounded both sweet and spicy so my husband could get his heat and I could enjoy a few without burning my mouth off. I’m a spicy food wimp.
    1. I’m not good at coming up with my own recipes, I’m better and making subtle changes to recipes that I’m following.
    2. I hate football. but I end up watching a lot at parties or restaurants, or when hubby is watching it all. day. long. so I try to find recipes and choices that are healthy to snack on. veggies and dips, chips and salsas or new dips I find to try. 7- layer bean dip with massive amounts of veggies. quesadillas without a ton of cheese. pretty much what you would expect at a tailgating party, but with healthier alternatives than store/restaurant bought. spaghetti feeds and pizzas(homemade) are a fun alternative for a big football watching gathering as well.
    3. I am still unable to find the birds-eye buffalo cauliflower veggies you posted about last year. I may have to make my own!

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  • Ashton Jury

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to attempt them, I love wings! There is a place around the corner from me that does Lemon Pepper and they are to die for!

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  • Dana

    1. I love all kinds of wings! I don’t really follow any recipe, but it usually involves lots of dijon mustard, a little honey and garlic, and fresh herbs if I’m feeling up to cutting some from my pots. (Like tarragon, parsley,chives, etc)
    2. I’m not into football! My favorite healthy app is to dip cut up veggies in gauc, I love that more than chips, and I do love chips. (Speaking of, my air fryer is just about my favorite kitchen gadget, tortilla chips come out amazing in it! Spray with a little cooking spray, season with spices and a little nutritional yeast, and you get healthy doritos!)
    3. I made cauli wing bites not to long ago, I whipped up a thin batter of chickpea flour and dipped them before baking, (steamed the florets lightly first) then tossed with a sauce at the end. So yummy!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      YUM!!! I love honey mustard wings and I bet your Dijon Mustard ones are awesome.


      You sound like the perfect cook! Have you tried to air fry the cauli ones yet?

      Reply to Taralynn McNitt

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