We love these easy Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan (copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Sauce!) recipe! SO simple.
Prior to learning how to cook, Buffalo Wild Wings was a favorite for me and Pat. If we had a potluck to attend…we would swing by BWW on the way and show up to the party heroes in our own heads. So many flavors, so little time! Our very favorite was the garlic parmesan wing sauce. Not too spicy; loved by everyone! When I recently saw Creme De La Crumb’s AWESOME post on how to do slow cooker wings (click for her honey chipotle recipe!), I knew I had to try the same method with garlic parmesan sauce! I was not disappointed! Tangy, just the right amount of spice, and made with little to no effort right in the crockpot. Glory Hallelujah.
The drawback to making these tasty wings in a slow cooker is that they never get crispy. Unfortunately, I think that’s just the way things are. The tradeoff for how easy this tasty appetizer is happens to be less than crispy wings. We love them this way, but if you’re looking for super crispy, these won’t be exactly what you’re looking for. That being said, I ATE ABOUT 25!! So buckle up and board the flavor train. Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings FTW!
Note: for crispier wings, prepare chicken in the oven prior to tossing in sauce. I used store-bought chicken wings, but you can also make your own! Click http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/10/slow-cooker-honey-chipotle-chicken-wings.html for some great tips!
5 minPrep Time
4 hrCook Time
4 hr, 5 Total Time
- 2 lbs. store-bought bone-in or boneless chicken wings (see note above in making your own)
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon corn syrup
- 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk together all of the ingredients except for chicken in a large bowl.
- Spray a slow cooker with nonstick spray and add half of the sauce to the bottom. Add the chicken wings and stir to coat.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for about 7 hours.
- Pour on remaining sauce and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Serve hot with buffalo sauce for dipping if desired.
- Note: for crispier wings, prepare chicken (following package instructions) in the oven prior to tossing in sauce. I used store-bought chicken wings, but you can also make your own! Click HERE for some great tips on making your own!