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lemon pepper chicken wings

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Tasty and crispy Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings made with just seven simple ingredients in the oven or the air fryer. These party perfect wings are cooked to golden brown perfection and then lathered in a lemon pepper honey butter sauce for the ultimate wing experience. Bake up a few dozen for your next gameday or movie night extravaganza.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lemon pepper chicken wings

  • 3 lb
    chicken wings
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon pepper seasoning plus more for dusting.
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp

How To Make lemon pepper chicken wings

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Dry the chicken wings very well using paper towels. Combine the cornstarch and salt in a large bowl. Add the wings and toss to coat.
  • 3
    Bake the wings for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown, crispy, and cooked through. Flip the wings halfway through the baking time.
  • 4
    When the wings are just minutes from being done melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, lemon pepper, and honey. Pour the butter mixture into a large bowl. Remove the fully cooked wings from the oven and toss them in the butter mixture. Sprinkle with a dusting of lemon pepper. For best results serve promptly.
  • 5
    NOTES Use parchment paper when baking the wings in the oven for even baking, extra crispy wings, and easy cleanup. Coating the wings with cornstarch gives them that extra crispy skin. It is easy and this quick step really seals the deal for crispy wing lovers. Make sure your lemon pepper is fresh. Lemon pepper loses its gusto as it ages. You can melt the butter in the microwave to save on dishwashing time. I just personally prefer to melt it over the stovetop. Sprinkle a little more lemon pepper on to the wings right after smothering them in the butter mixture and before serving. Use fresh squeezed lemon juice. Garnish the platter with fresh chopped parsley and lemon slices. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.