These baked Honey Lemon Pepper Wings are crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and covered in a sticky sauce. They are the perfect easy appetizer for parties and game day!

Baked Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Why you’ll LOVE these wings…

  1. The flavor of is incredible! They are sweet, lemony, with a kick from the black pepper. If you are feeling daring you can add a level of spice, like I often do, by using Hot Honey.
  2. They are quick and easy to make, done in an hour.
  3. Since they are baked, you get super crispy, crunchy wings without the hassle of frying them in hot oil.
Close up of sticky wings ready to eat.

Ingredients for Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

  • Chicken Wings tossed in;
    • all-purpose flour
    • baking powder
    • salt
    • paprika
  • Honey Lemon Pepper Sauce made with;
    • unsalted butter; melted
    • honey; I used hot honey
    • lemon juice
    • lemon pepper seasoning
Ingredients for Honey Lemon Pepper Wings.

How to Make Crispy and Juicy Wings

Prepare the chicken wings. Start by patting them dry and then tossing in flour, baking powder, salt, and paprika. Place the chicken wings in a single layer, with space, on a rack lined baking sheet.

Bake the seasoned chicken wings for 15 minutes, reduce heat and continue to bake for 15 more minutes.

Prepare the honey lemon pepper sauce. In a small bowl mix together the slightly cooled unsalted butter, honey, lemon juice, and lemon pepper seasoning.

Toss the baked chicken wings in the sauce. Place them back on the rack lined baking sheet.

Bake the wings for an additional 10 minutes. Allow them to rest on the rack for 10 minutes before removing them.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I do not have lemon pepper seasoning, what can I use? Make your own! Sub out the Lemon Pepper Seasoning for a 1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest with 1 teaspoon of black pepper and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Easy peasy.

What if I do not have a wire rack to bake the wings on? Not a problem! Just flip the wings halfway through both of the baking times. This will give you crispy chicken skin all the way around.

Do I have to use chicken wings? Not necessarily but this recipe is for chicken wings. If you decide to use another cut of chicken, I recommend bone-in chicken like thighs or drumsticks. The bake times will differ as well so keep that in mind.

Plate stacked high with quick and easy Honey Lemon Pepper Wings.

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Quick and easy Honey Lemon Pepper wings with sliced lemons and hot honey for a drizzle.

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Elizabeth Swoish
The flavor of these Honey Lemon Pepper Wings is incredible. They are sweet, lemony, with a kick from the black pepper. Since they are baked, you get super crispy, crunchy wings without the hassle of frying them in hot oil.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 wings
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Honey Lemon Pepper Sauce

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter; melted
  • ¼ cup honey; I used hot honey*
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning **

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450° F and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of the aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • Pat dry chicken wings and toss in all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and paprika.
  • Place seasoned chicken wings on the rack lined baking sheet, in a single layer and keeping space between them.
  • Bake the seasoned chicken wings for 15 minutes and then reduce oven to 425° F and continue to bake for 15 more minutes.
  • While the wings bake, prepare the honey lemon pepper sauce by whisking together the melted unsalted butter, honey, lemon juice, and lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Remove the baked chicken wings from the rack lined baking sheet and toss them in the honey lemon pepper sauce.
  • Place the sauced chicken wings back on the rack lined baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove the Honey Lemon Pepper Wings from the oven and allow them to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and more parmesan cheese. Serve with dipping sauce.

Video

Notes

Storing Information:
  • In the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days. 
 
*Find my Hot Honey Sauce recipe here.
**Make your own Lemon Pepper Seasoning using 1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Keyword CHICKEN, COOK, EASY APPETIZERS, EASY SNACKS, OVEN BAKED, PARTY FOOD, SAUCE

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