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baked chicken wings with lemon wedges and parsley

Lemon Pepper Wings

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Lemon Pepper Wings are incredibly crispy (thanks to one special cooking technique) and bursting with pops of fresh citrus and black pepper. It’s an easy, baked chicken wing recipe perfect as a game day appetizer or any day in between!



2 lbs chicken wings

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tbsp olive oil

1 lemon, zested

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning

kosher salt


  1. Prepare baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and place an oven-safe cooling rack on top. Cooking the chicken on top of a cooling rack will help the wings ventilate and crisp up without frying, so don’t skip this step!
  2. Prepare chicken wings. Pat the wings dry with paper towels and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle evenly with baking powder and toss to coat. 
  3. Add seasoning. Season wings evenly with olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, and lemon pepper seasoning.
  4. Bake! Transfer wings to rack on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. Bake for 45-50 minutes, flipping the chicken wings halfway through cooking time. Let wings rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Make sure to use a rimmed baking sheet. If you use a flat pan that has no ridges, the grease will fall into the bottom of the oven and cause it to smoke. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.

Keywords: game day, crispy, easy