Our honey lemon pepper wings have the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors. The wings are coated in a zesty honey lemon pepper sauce that adds a burst of flavor with every bite. If you like things spicy, use hot honey or add some hot sauce to the mix for a little kick of heat. The best part? No frying needed – just bake, toss in the delicious sauce, and enjoy!
Ingredients – 3 pounds chicken wings – 1 tablespoon cooking oil Lemon Pepper Rub – 2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning – 1 tablespoon baking powder or cornstarch – 2 teaspoons onion and garlic powder – ¾ teaspoon salt Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Sauce – 4 tablespoons butter, melted – ¼ cup honey – 2 garlic cloves, minced – 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning – 1 tablespoon soy sauce and lemon juice – 1 to 4 teaspoons Tabasco – ¾ teaspoon red chili flakes
Mix the lemon pepper seasoning blend in a bowl.
Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels.
Pat the chicken wings dry with a paper towel then toss them with olive oil in a large bowl.
Toss the seasoning mix with the chicken wings until the wings are completely coated.
Place the wings on the baking sheet in a single layer and slide them into the oven.Make the sauce while the wings bake and baste them half way through the cooking time.
Make hot honey lemon pepper wings by adding a dash Tabasco or Frank’s to the honey sauce. You could also replace the honey with store-bought Hot Honey and omit the hot sauce. You can cook these lemon pepper wings in an air fryer at 360°F for 20 to 30 minutes. Make sure they are in a single layer in the air fryer basket and turn the wings half way through the cooking time.