If you bought whole chicken wings, cut them into wingettes and drumettes by cutting at each joint. Discard the wing tips (or save them to make chicken broth later on!). If you’ve never done this before, follow this tutorial on how to break down chicken wings for help.
Set the wings aside. In a separate bowl, combine garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture over the wings.
Spray your air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Add the wings to the basket skin-side down and then also lightly spray the top of the wings with nonstick spray. Do not overcrowd the basket. You might need to cook the wings in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
Air fry the wings at 390 degrees F for about 25 minutes (see notes), or until the wings are perfectly golden brown and cooked to 165 degrees F in the middle.
While waiting for the wings to cook, combine the olive oil, lemon zest, and minced garlic in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, just long enough for the garlic and lemon zest to slightly cook, so that their flavors mix into the oil.
If using fresh parsley, add it to the bowl. Give the “sauce” a stir.
When the wings are done cooking, place them in the bowl with the sauce and toss them to coat. Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over top and give them another toss until the wings are evenly coated.
Serve air fryer garlic parmesan wings warm with a light splash of fresh lemon juice, cut carrots or celery sticks, and a side of your favorite dipping sauce.