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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are coated in lemon pepper seasoning, grilled to perfection then tossed in lemon pepper butter.
If you’ve spent any time on my blog then you know that I kind of consider myself a chicken wing connoisseur. A quick search for “chicken wings” will show 16 different chicken wing recipes.
I will eat them any way I can get them. Dill Pickle Chicken Wings. Deep Fried Chicken Wings. Flats and drums. I love them sauced and I love them dry. Baked or fried. Like I said, anyway I can get them.
And now I’m adding a new recipe and cooking technique to the collection with these Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings. And you are going to love them.
CHICKEN WINGS: I like to buy the wings labeled “party wings”. These are wings that have already been separated into drums and flats. If you can only find regular chicken wings that is fine too. You can separate them yourself. If you’re unsure how, this video will show you.
LEMON PEPPER SEASONING: You may be wondering what is lemon pepper seasoning made of? It’s made of dried lemon peel, salt and pepper. You should be able to find it pretty easily in the spice aisle of your grocery store.
OIL: Something with a higher smoke point like canola, vegetable or avocado. Save the extra virgin olive oil for your homemade dressings.
BUTTER: After the chicken wings are grilled they are tossed in a lemon pepper butter sauce. Can’t lie, it’s pretty amazing.
LEMON: A fresh squeeze of lemon juice adds a citrusy brightness to the grilled wings.
Now that you know what ingredients you need lets talk about how you make them. It’s really easy!
STEP #1: Toss the chicken wings with oil and lemon pepper seasoning.
STEP #2: Heat a grill to medium heat. Place wings on the grill and cook for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Turn and cook for another 15 – 20 minutes or until cooked through and desired crispiness is reached.
STEP #3: Combine melted butter with lemon pepper seasoning and drizzle over the top of the wings. Toss to coat. Serve immediately with lemon slices.
So if you’re keeping track that is 5 ingredients and 3 steps and you’ve got these Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken wings on the table. Now if that is not an easy dinner I don’t know what is!
These would be really easy to make in the air fryer! Simply put the lemon pepper seasoned wings in the basket, no need for them to be in a single layer, and cook them at 390 degrees for 30 minutes. Shake the basket after 15 minutes. Then shake it once more at 10 minutes. Then toss in the melted butter/lemon pepper mixture.
If you don’t have a grill or an air fryer, you can make baked lemon pepper chicken wings. To do that simply cook them on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet at 425 for 20 minutes. Turn and then bake for another 20 minutes. Then toss in the melted lemon pepper butter.
Des’ Tip: Cooking things on top of a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet allows the air to circulate around it as it cooks. This results in crispier food!
Looking for what to serve with these Lemon Pepper Wings? Try these easy side dishes:
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