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Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

5 from 9 votes
Time: 1 hour
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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!

For more chicken wings, try these: Oven Baked Chicken Wings, Salt and Pepper Wings, Soy Garlic Chicken Wings, and Garlic Butter Parmesan Wings.

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

Why you’ll LOVE these Lemon Pepper 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.

Video Tutorial: Watch Me Make Them In Under 30 Seconds!

Ingredients for Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Can you believe these wings are only 9 ingredients?! The balance of paprika, hot honey, and lemon pepper seasoning really amps up the wings. Keep reading for more information on each ingredient and potential substitutions.

  • Chicken Wings: You will want to use wings labeled “party style” or “party wings.” This just means the wingettes and drumettes are seperated. You can also use the chicken wings that are not separated.
  • All- Purpose Flour: This recipe has not been tested with other types of flour.
  • Baking Powder: This gives the chicken skin a super crisp and crunchy exterior. Read more about the chemistry that happens here.
  • Salt: Essential for seasoning the wings.
  • Paprika: Again, an essential for seasoning these wings.
  • Homemade Honey Lemon Pepper Sauce made with…
    • unsalted butter: melted
    • honey: I used my hot honey recipe.
    • lemon juice: use freshly squeezed for even more lemon flavor.
    • lemon pepper seasoning: this recipe is written for salt free seasoning. Keep in mind others with salt may result in saltier wings.
Ingredients for Honey Lemon Pepper Wings.

How to Make Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Here’s a quick summary on how to make these chicken wings, the recipe card below will have complete details.

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.

Close up of sticky wings ready to eat.

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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 9 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Servings 24 wings
Calories 70 kcal



  • 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 - Use Salt Free like Mrs. Dash


  • 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.



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.

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on April 28th, 2022
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14 thoughts on “Honey Lemon Pepper Wings”

    • Hey Kate!
      Most definitely. Please keep in mind cooking times may vary based on the size of wings and the brand of air fryer you have.
      Follow the directions as normal. On the first bake you will air fry them for 20 minutes (flipping halfway through) at 400 degrees F. On the second bake, you will return sauced wings to air fryer and cook for 3-5 more minutes at 400°F to set the sauce.
      Hope this helps!

  1. 5 stars
    Didn’t have any hot honey but we wanted some spice, so I added a little gochujang sauce and red pepper flakes and the flavor was spot on! Spicy lemon pepper for life!!!

  2. 5 stars
    My husband loved these lemon pepper wings and I can tell they’re going to be in the regular rotation! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. These are soooo good!! I used hot honey as well and was a little worried they would be to spicy but they were the perfect amount of spice! I made them about two weeks ago and my boyfriend is already asking when I’m going to make them again!

  4. 5 stars
    I LOVED this recipe! The wings were so tender and flavorful. The recipe was super easy to make too, I’ll be making these again for our superbowl party!

  5. 5 stars
    Yuuuuuuum! These wings turned out amazing and they were sooo easy to prepare! Super crispy and I LOVE the combo of lemon pepper and honey! Definitely will be making this again!


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