Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

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These Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings are zesty, tangy and unbelievably addicting. These wings will impress the whole family and they are ready quickly!

wings with lemon pepper in a white bowl with lemon and parsley.
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Why Make These Lemon Pepper Wings

They are full of lemon pepper, fresh lemon zest and juice in every bite. They are tangy, with a perfect crispy skin while still juicy on the inside. You can prepare them several ways but the air fryer is the best way to go. These would pair wonderfully with Dill Pickle Salad.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients to make lemon pepper wings.

Chicken Wings.

Lemon. Fresh lemon. We need the zest and the Juice.

Butter.

Lemon Pepper. I like to use one without salt added, so you can control the salt. Typically Mrs. Dash is best.

Garlic.

Seasoning. Salt, extra pepper, thyme.

Olive Oil.

Fresh Parsley. For garnish

How To Make Lemon Pepper Wings

Steps to make Lemon Pepper Wings in an air-fryer basket with parchment.

Step One. Preheat air fryer to 400°F unless the air-fryer preheats on it’s own. Toss wings with olive oil or avocado oil, lemon pepper, lemon zest, and garlic.

Step Two. Place wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook 10 minutes. Flip wings and cook an additional 10 minutes or until crispy. Combine the butter and lemon juice, toss with wings. Generously season with black pepper, salt to taste, thyme, fresh parsley and serve.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I skip the salt?

Yes, be sure to get salt free lemon pepper, and just omit the excess salt.

Can I bake these?

Yes, they won’t be as crispy and oven temps/times will vary but ultimately use similar heat and time. Be sure the internal temperature of the wing is 165º.

How long will these keep?

They will keep up to 4 days in the refrigerator and 2 months in an airtight bag in the freezer.

Can I make these with chicken breasts and have boneless wings?

Yes, we do that all the time. Change the cooking time to 7 minutes each side and always be sure to check the internal temperature before serving.

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings in a white bowl.
5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

These Air Fried Lemon Pepper Wings are zesty, tangy and unbelievably addicting. These wings will impress the whole family and they are ready quickly! 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • lb chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper, salt free is best!
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

Instructions 

  •  Preheat air fryer to 400°F unless the air-fryer preheats on it's own. Optional: cover the air-fryer basket with parchment paper to avoid sticking. Toss wings with olive oil or avocado oil, lemon pepper, lemon zest, and garlic.
  • Place wings in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook 10 minutes.Flip wings and cook an additional 10 minutes or until crispy. Combine the butter and lemon juice, toss with wings. Generously season with extra pepper, salt to taste, thyme, fresh parsley and serve.

Notes

*be sure to use salt- free lemon pepper seasoning.
*you can also use chicken breast for this recipe, read the FAQ section for adjustments.
*this recipe can be baked as well, read FAQ section for adjustments.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 424
Keyword: 30 minute, Air Fryer
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Used this recipe but smoked my chicken. So damn good!

    1. So happy you loved it! It’s a great recipe to smoke!

    2. 5 stars
      Made these for Labor Day, weekend, barbecue. And everybody gobbled them up, these were really great, thank you for the recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    MAKE THESE! They are so good. I’ve made them twice in one week.

  3. 5 stars
    This is going to be the start of the show during all my football parties this season. 100% recommend!

  4. 5 stars
    These were excellent. I am actually making them again for the super bowl. My husband devoured them so I will be doubling the batch. I followed the instructions to a T

    1. I am so happy to hear this! Thanks for the feedback and happy cooking 🧑‍🍳

  5. 5 stars
    Made these on the grill for Super Bowl… YUM they were a big hit with my friends and family. Good call on using the salt free lemon pepper, never knew it existed and I was able to really kick up the flavor without making it overly salty.

    1. Thank you so much really happy to hear you enjoyed it.