These Savory Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are great for dinner, parties or just when you want a yummy snack. Crispy, lemony, with a kick of pepper, these wings will quickly become a family favorite!
One of my favorite things to order when we get takeout is Buffalo Chicken Wings or these delicious Garlic Parmesan Wings from a local restaurant. Everyone in my family loves chicken wings. It’s probably the one dish that we can actually all agree on. But given the shutdown of so many restaurants right now, I had to start making wings at home. These Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings have quickly become a family favorite.
Truthfully, I never really made wings at home before. So these were an easy introduction to making chicken wings. I always just found it easier to order them whenever we were craving them.
Now that I see how easy it is to make baked chicken wings, I question why I never did it sooner.
In fact, baking chicken wings might just be my favorite way to cook them. And once you try this recipe, I think you’ll agree with me.
OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY:
- Lemon Pepper Chicken Fajita Salad
- Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Caprese Salad with Lemon Balsamic Dressing
- Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
- Honey Garlic Chicken
These lemon pepper chicken wings are a delicious twist when you want a change from traditional buffalo chicken wings.
HOW TO MAKE LEMON PEPPER CHICKEN WINGS
Making these Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings is relatively easy and most ingredients you probably already have on hand.
No fancy or hard to find ingredients here. Just simple one that turn these wings into a zesty, lemony delight.
- 3 lemons finely zested and juiced
- 1 tsp salt OPTIONAL - Only need if not marinating
- 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 pounds chicken wing sections
Place chicken wings in a freezer bag and add the lemon juice. Seal tightly and place in a large bowl (to protect from leaks.) Refrigerate overnight, turning the bag when you think about it.
To prepare the seasoning, combine the lemon zest, salt (if needed), black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Set aside if using soon or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator overnight.
When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Remove the chicken from the bag and pat the chicken dry using paper towels.
Brush the chicken with olive oil and rub with lemon pepper seasoning.
Prepare a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (for easier cleanup) with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the chicken wings on the baking sheet leaving space between for air circulation. Alternatively, place the wings on a wire rack that fits inside the baking sheet.
Cook the chicken wings for 45 to 50 minutes turning once.
SIDE DISHES THAT PAIR WELL WITH LEMON PEPPER WINGS
Here are some side dishes that would pair well with these delicious wings. While they’re totally amazing all by themselves, sometimes you might want a little something to go along with them. Here are a few ideas:
These Lemon Pepper Wings would also be delicious grilled. You could fire up the grill and cook them on there instead of baking them in the oven.