You’re just 3 ingredients away from these crispy baked lemon pepper chicken wings! Perfect for dinner, game day, or to satisfy that wing craving.
At a bar once, I ordered chicken wings. That’s usually what you order at bars, isn’t it – beer and wings? They just go so well together, don’t they? I saw that lemon pepper wings were on the menu so, of course, that’s what I ordered. I was pumped! It was my first time trying lemon pepper wings. I was imagining what they would taste like – citrusy yet a bit spicy. I was ready.
Except I was DYING. They were awful. That first bite was just INSANELY peppery and WAY too citrusy. I tried another one. Same issue. OMG THE WATER. The amount of water I drank was crazy. Perhaps they were dry rubbed instead of seasoned before cooking? At least that’s what I thought. They were just too much for me to handle so I had to send them back. Disappointed with how terrible they were and how I couldn’t even finish my plate, I was determined to recreate them at home. And that I did, my friends. I made them using a store bought lemon pepper seasoning…and they were DELICIOUS!
How To Make Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Lemon pepper seasoning is usually made with granulated dried lemon zest (you’re supposed to bake it to dry it out) mashed with black peppercorns. It takes about an hour to dry out lemon zest in the oven and I just don’t have that kinda time. I’ll all for making things from scratch but this is just not one of those things! I used this lemon pepper seasoning and it was perfect. No MSG and truly the perfect blend of lemon, pepper, garlic, onion, and salt. Not sponsored by the way. Just delicious!
Ready to see how insanely easy it is to make these wings? To a bowl, add olive oil and chicken wings. Toss then add lemon pepper seasoning. Toss again. DONE. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes. It does not get easier than that!
These crispy baked lemon pepper chicken wings are the perfect addition to any game day, get together, or pool party. I even made them for dinner! It’s a super easy recipe and perfect with my cilantro garlic sauce.
Can’t wait for you guys to try it!
Hope you make these and LOVE them!
3-ingredient Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a bowl, toss chicken wings with olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. Lay the chicken wings on a lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake the chicken wings for 35-45 minutes or chicken wings are cooked through.
- Remove from oven. Serve hot with your favorite wing sauce or cilantro garlic sauce.*
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