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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

A quick and easy wing recipe. The wings are coated with lemon pepper seasoning and either be made in the air fryer or baked in the oven. They are crispy and crunchy on the outside. Tender and juicy inside. Perfect for tailgate parties, holiday parties, appetizer, and snacking.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer chicken wings, lemon pepper chicken wings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 306kcal
Author Eileen Kelly

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Ingredients

Instructions

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and 1 Tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning. Set aside.
  • Place the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil. Coat wings well with the oil. Or, spray wings with olive oil spray.
  • Dredge wings in the lemon pepper-flour mixture.
  • Arrange each seasoned wing in air fryer basket. Spread the wings apart so they do not touch. ( This ensures they get crispy)
  • Set temperature of air fryer to 400°F. Set timer for 30 minutes. Turn wings halfway through cooking time.
  • Once the wings are fully cooked, melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, according to manufacterers instructions. Stir remaining lemon pepper seasoning into melted butter.
  • Toss each chicken wing in melted butter mixture. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Baked Lemon Pepper Wings

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray large baking sheet with olive oil spray, set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour and 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning. Set aside.
  • Place the chicken wings in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil. Coat wings well with the oil.
  • Dredge wings in the lemon pepper/flour mixture.
  • Arrange each seasoned wing on prepared baking tray. Spread wings apart so they are not touching. (This ensures they get crispy)
  • Bake for about 50-60 minutes, turning wings at about 40 minutes. Wings will be crispy, cooked through, no longer pink, with an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Finish with steps 6-7 in the above instructions or air frying.

Notes

Note 1: Each air fryer is different, mine takes about 30 minutes to cook the chicken wings to an internal temperature of 165F.
Note 2: Keto diet followers, use either almond flour or no flour at all. 
Storage:
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an air-tight container.
You can freeze the lemon pepper wings for up to 4 months in a freezer-safe bag. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat in the air fryer or oven at 340°F for about 10 minutes to warm the wings.
The wings can also be reheated in the microwave, follow the manufactures instructions to reheat the wings.
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  • any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg