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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

Lemon Pepper Wings are the best low-carb appetizer recipe! Serve this quick and easy dish along with other finger foods for Super Bowl or your next party.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 wings
Author: Jennifer Deppa


  • 2 lbs. chicken wings portions wingettes and/or drummettes
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste*
  • 2 ½ tsp. lemon pepper seasoning divided
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch tapioca or arrowroot starch
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. butter melted, or ghee*


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl whisk together crushed garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt (if lemon pepper seasoning is salt-free.) Add chicken wings and toss to combine.
  • In a small bowl whisk together 1 ½ teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning and tapioca flour. Sprinkle mixture over wings and toss to combine.
  • Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and then place a wire rack on top. Layer wings in a single layer, skin side-down, being careful that none of the skin is touching. (You can also place them directly onto parchment paper, but they won't come out nearly as crispy!)
  • Bake wings in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • While chicken wings are baking, whisk together melted butter and remaining 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning. Once wings are done, brush lemon pepper-butter mixture over wings. Broil wings on high for 2-4 minutes or until skin is crispy and slightly browned.
  • Serve lemon pepper wings immediately with a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper and lemon zest. Enjoy!



  • Some lemon pepper seasoning mixes have salt added and some do not. Be sure to read the label carefully and only add salt to the recipe if the seasoning is salt-free.
  • Can also use a dairy-free vegan "butter" stick.
  • A few brands of lemon pepper seasonings that work well in this baked chicken wings recipe include:
  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 269mg | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.7mg