Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

The zesty and peppery flavor of baked lemon pepper wings is unparalleled. These simple baked wings are likely to impress whether you’re hosting a laid-back group for dinner or serving chicken wings on game day. Crispy and juicy with a tiny bit less fat than fried versions!

Have a thing for chicken wings? Our air fryer chicken wings recipe (which is wonderful when you’re short on time) and our recipe for crispy buffalo wings are both must-tries.

Recipe for Baked Lemon Pepper Wings

Although buffalo wings or traditional chicken wings frequently outperform lemon pepper wings in popularity, they are equally as tasty. Grab a shaker of the prepared spice to make prep simple rather than inventing the wheel and making your own lemon pepper seasoning. After that, you’ll sit back and watch as the oven creates the ideal, crispy wing.

Wings with lemon pepper sauce ingredients

the chicken wings Choose chicken wings that have been divided into drumettes (which resemble miniature chicken legs) and wingettes for the evenest frying (the oblong wing pieces). Although they may take a little longer to cook and need trimming off the wing tip, you can use whole chicken wings.

Olive oil or avocado oil – Both are excellent choices for high-heat cooking and are neutral enough. Avoid using vegetable or canola oil, which has a flavor that is better suited for frying than baking.

Unsalted Butter – Since you’ll be using a salty, lemon pepper spice, choose unsalted butter. However, feel free to change the salt amounts to your liking!

If you need a reliable recommendation for lemon-pepper seasoning, we offer Lawry’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning or McCormick Lemon Pepper Seasoning.

Pro Hint: You don’t need to season the wings before baking them. The last layer of lemon pepper is delicious enough by itself!

Make Lemon Pepper Wings at Home

Get the chicken wings ready – Set the oven to 400°F. In a big bowl, spread oil over the chicken wings after patting them dry with a paper towel.

Put the chicken wings together by arranging them on a baking sheet with some space between each one. The chicken wings must have enough room to spread out if you want them to become crispy. Bake the chicken wings for 40 minutes, or until they are crispy and golden brown.Lemon Pepper Wings

Melt the butter in a medium bowl and mix in the lemon pepper seasoning to prepare the lemon pepper butter sauce. When the wings are thoroughly coated, pour the sauce over them and toss to combine.

Typical Questions

Which seasoning—dry or wet—is used when making lemon pepper wings?

Lemon pepper wings fall in the middle of the dry and moist wing spectrum. When the wings are coated and seasoned, the lemon pepper butter sauce becomes a little bit more liquid due to the melted butter.

Can I air-fry wings with lemon pepper?

Yes! Spread out the wings equally inside the air frying basket. Chicken wings should be air-fried at 400°F for 8 minutes on each side, or 16 minutes altogether, or until the outsides are crisp and golden brown. See our recipe for chicken wings in an air fryer.

Are cook wings with lemon pepper healthy?

Because they use less oil and always come out lovely and crispy, baked lemon pepper wings are indeed healthier than fried wings.

Why do some people bake their chicken wings with baking powder?

Some individuals add baking powder as a hidden ingredient to their baked chicken wings to increase their crispiness. By slightly drying up the skin, the baking powder gets the wings’ skin as crispy as deep-fried wings.

Ways to Serve

Try these delectable sides with your incredibly crispy chicken wings whether you want to consume a healthy low-carb meal or are in the mood for something more luxurious and comforting:

Potato Dishes: For some traditional comfort food, serve the wings with garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato wedges, or roasted potatoes.Lemon Pepper Wings

Salads: You may accompany the wings with a Caesar salad or a classic wedge salad if you want to keep things light.

An appetizer with dips Pairs them with some Jalapeno Ranch or blue cheese dressing to make a potluck or game day appetizer that everyone will enjoy.


If you’re fortunate enough to have leftovers, you’ll appreciate how well these chicken wings reheat and store.

Refrigerate: Place your lemon pepper chicken wings in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for up to a week.

Reheat them by placing them on a baking pan wrapped in aluminum foil and re-heating the oven until thoroughly heated. If you have an air fryer, you may also reheat them in its basket.

Lemon Pepper Wings