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Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These baked lemon pepper chicken wings are crispy and flavorful and can be made in about 30 minutes! You are going to love these easy chicken wings that make a great healthy appetizer or main dish that is gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly!


  • 2 pounds chicken wings – about 10 chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil – divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning – choose your favorite brand
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon honey – optional for a hint of sweetness


  1. Prep the chicken. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Dry the chicken wings well with a clean paper towel then drizzle them with a little olive oil (to help the seasoning stick to them better). Then sprinkle them with garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper and toss to coat them all.
  2. Bake the chicken. Place the seasoned chicken wings in a single layer (not overlapping) onto a baking sheet topped with a baking rack. Cook the wings for 20-25 minutes until they are nice and crispy and cooked through.
  3. Make the lemon pepper sauce. Combine the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon pepper seasoning, honey (optional for a hint of sweetness), and salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Whisk well to combine.
  4. Mix the wings in the sauce. Once the wings are done cooking, immediately transfer them to a large mixing bowl and toss them in the lemon pepper sauce.
  5. Serve. Serve hot with a delicious dipping sauce like ranch or blue cheese and some fresh-cut veggies like cucumber, carrots, and celery.


    • Dry the chicken wings really well before you season and bake them. This will ensure they get super crispy when they cook.
    • Use a little bit of oil to coat the chicken before you add the seasoning so it sticks to the chicken better.
    • Cook the chicken on a rack that is on a baking sheet to allow it to get nice and crispy all over. For even crispier chicken wings, you can turn the wings over halfway through the cooking time.
    • Toss the baked chicken wings in the sauce immediately after they come out of the oven. The heat from the chicken will help the sauce really stick to the wings.
    • You can store these lemon pepper wings after they have cooled, in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat portions in the microwave or the oven until warmed through. 
      • Prep Time: 5 minutes
      • Cook Time: 25 minutes
      • Category: Healthy Dinner Ideas
      • Method: Baked
      • Cuisine: American

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