Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Garlic Parmesan Butter Sauce

The concentrated flavor of these perfectly crisp chicken wings and drumsticks starts with Challenge Butter Garlic Parmesan and Herbs Snack Spread. Season and air-fry the chicken pieces, then toss them in the melted snack spread for an effortless flavor hack that will have everyone asking you for the recipe.


  • 1 pound chicken wings, flats and drumettes separated
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup Challenge Butter Garlic Parmesan and Herbs Snack Spread
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan
  • chopped parsley, for garnish


  • 1
    Preheat a 4-quart air fryer to 380°F.
  • 2
    Pat chicken wings dry and place in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange wings in the basket so they are not touching. Cook for 12 minutes, flip the wings and cook another 12 minutes.
  • 3
    Flip the wings a final time and increase heat to 400°F. Cook 5 more minutes, until outsides are extra crispy and internal temperature registers at least 165°F.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, gently warm the Garlic Parmesan and Herbs Snack Spread in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave until melted, about 20 seconds. Pour in a large bowl.
  • 5
    Add the chicken wings to the bowl and toss until well coated. Transfer wings to a serving platter and sprinkle with more grated Parmesan and chopped parsley. Serve hot.