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Sizzling Garlic Chicken Wings

Is there such a thing as too much garlic? Nope! And these Sizzling Garlic Chicken Wings will prove it. The crispy pan-fried chicken wings are incredibly easy to make and absolutely packed with flavor.
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Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: American, Eclectic
Keyword: Chicken Wings, Easy Dinners, Garlic Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 2 -3 servings (as an entree)
Author: Sues


  • 2 lbs. chicken wings, cut into drumettes and wingettes (I like to buy them already cut as "party wings") and patted dry
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 ½ tsp paprika
  • 10 cloves garlic, 2 whole and 8 minced
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup sherry or brandy
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley


  • Place chicken wings in a large bowl and toss with salt, pepper, and paprika to coat.
  • Smash the two whole garlic cloves. Heat oil in a large skillet and add chicken wings and the two smashed garlic cloves. Cook chicken for 3-5 minutes per side, until golden.
  • Add the remaining minced garlic to skillet and continue frying for 2 minutes. 
  • Add sherry or brandy and continue cooking until most of the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is tender, 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve chicken wings in a bowl topped with lots of fresh chopped parsley.


  • To make ahead and re-heat: Remove wings from fridge and let come to room temperature for about 15 minutes.
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a metal baking rack with cooking spray and place over a baking sheet (you may want to put a sheet of parchment paper or foil on baking sheet).
    Place wings on the rack. You can spritz them with a little bit of water if you want to help prevent them from drying out. Put in oven for 5 minutes. Flip wings and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until heated through.
  • Recipe adapted from seasaltwithfood and Traditional Spanish Cooking By Janet Mendel.
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