Preheat oven to 400°F.
Add chicken to a large bowl. Pat chicken dry.
Drizzle with canola oil, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Gently toss to coat all the chicken.
Place chicken on a wire rack lined baking sheet. (if you don’t have a wire rack, use parchment paper)
Bake for 40 minutes, flipping the chicken after 20 minutes.
Turn the Broiler on to HIGH.
Place chicken under broiler for 8-10 minutes, until browned.
In the meantime, heat a medium sauce pan to medium heat. Add butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Melt the butter down.
Once butter is melted add the garlic to the pan. Let cook in the liquid for 2-3 minutes, or until fragrant.
Next add in 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, & pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Let the sauce cook for another 2 minutes.
Remove chicken from oven. Place in a large bowl, pour the garlic parmesan sauce over the chicken wings. Using a pair of tongs, toss the wings to coat all of them with the sauce.
Serve. Top the wings with an additional 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.
Optional: add chopped chives for garnish.