There’s nothing like the citrusy and peppery flavor of Baked Lemon Pepper Wings. Whether you’re hosting a casual group for dinner or are serving Chicken Wings for game day, these easy-baked wings are sure to please. Juicy and crispy with a fraction of the fat of fried versions!
Baked Lemon Pepper Wings in a serving tray with lemons.
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Obsessed with chicken wings? You’ve got to try our crispy buffalo wings recipe and our air fryer chicken wings (a great recipe for when you’re low on time).
Baked Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe
Lemon pepper wings are often outshined by classic chicken wings or buffalo wings, but they are truly just as good. Instead of reinventing the wheel and making your own lemon pepper seasoning, simply grab a shaker of the premade stuff to make prep a no-brainer. Then, you’ll let the oven work its magic and make a perfect crispy wing.
Ingredients for Lemon Pepper Wings
Chicken Wings – For the most even-cooking, opt for chicken wings that have been broken down into drumettes (the ones that look like mini chicken legs) and wingettes (the oblong wing pieces). You can use full chicken wings, but they’ll take a bit longer to cook and you’ll need to trim off the wing tip.
Avocado Oil or Olive Oil – Either high-quality avocado oil or olive oil are neutral enough and great for high-heat cooking. Avoid using canola or vegetable oil, as they don’t have the best flavor for baking and are more common for deep-frying.
Unsalted Butter – Opt for unsalted butter since you’ll be using a salty, lemon pepper seasoning. Feel free to adjust the salt levels to taste as you wish though!
Lemon-Pepper Seasoning – Our favorites are Lawry’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning or McCormick Lemon Pepper Seasoning if you need a solid recommendation.
Pro Tip: There’s no need to season the wings before you toss them in the oven. The lemon pepper coating at the end is flavorful enough on its own!
Servings: 8 servings
Ingredients for lemon pepper wings.
- 3 lb chicken wings, separated into wingettes and drumettes
- 3 tbsp extra light olive oil, or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp lemon-pepper seasoning
How to Make Lemon Pepper Wings
Prepare the Chicken Wings – Preheat the oven to 425°F. Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel, place them into a large bowl, and drizzle them with oil.
Assemble the Chicken Wings – Place on a baking sheet with a bit of space in between each one. Don’t overcrowd the chicken wings, or else they won’t have enough space to get crispy!
Bake the Chicken Wings – bake for 40 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
Make the Lemon Pepper Butter Sauce – Melt the butter in a medium size bowl and stir in lemon pepper seasoning. Pour the sauce over the wings and toss until well-coated then serve.