These lemon garlic chicken wings are a simple and delicious game day snack, or even main dish! They’re gluten-free, and made with a soy-free, real food sauce.

A platter of lemon garlic chicken wings ready to be enjoyed.

Chicken wings aren’t just game day food, they’re one of my families favorite dishes! My General Tso’s style chicken wings is forever on repeat in my house, and I wanted to make a version that was a bit more tart, as we’re also big lemon fans. These lemon garlic chicken wings are the perfect wings! They’re crispy, tart, sticky, and just so darn good. Serve them for game day, or as a main dish with a side of rice and broccoli.

Why you’ll love these Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Another wing variety to try! Wings are such a classic and I love to try new flavor combos like this recipe.
  • Perfect for the big game. With the Superbowl this weekend, these are the perfect gameday snack to serve!

The Ingredients for Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Chicken Wings.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • Arrowroot Starch.
  • Avocado Oil.
  • Green Onion. For topping!
  • Lemon Juice, Chicken Broth, Coconut Aminos, Honey, Garlic, and Arrowroot Starch. This makes the sauce.

How to make Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Step One. Dry the wings and season with salt, pepper, and arrowroot starch.
  • Step Two. Bake the chicken wings.
  • Step Three. Make the sauce.
  • Step Four. Coat the cooled wing with sauce and serve fresh with green onions!

Photos of baked wings before and after adding sauce.


Tips & Tricks 

  • Pat the wings dry. Make sure they’re totally dry! This helps to actually get them crispy.
  • Adjust the lemon to taste. If you prefer the wings to a be a little less tart, swap some of the lemon for more chicken broth. 
  • Use fresh garlic. You really want a fresh garlic flavor, so be sure you use real, fresh garlic rather than jarred minced garlic! 

How to Store and Reheat?

Simply store the wings in a glass container in the fridge for 2-3 days. You can easily reheat them in the air fryer or the oven until warm.

What do you serve these wings with?

  • A roasted vegetable. Roasted broccoli or green beans would be perfect with these wings.
  • Rice or quinoa. You can serve them with cauliflower rice too!

A lemon garlic chicken wing being held above a platter of wings.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Wings

  • Author: Unbound Wellness
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free



For the wings

  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • Salt & pepper (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the chicken wings to a large bowl and pat them dry. Season with salt and pepper and toss with arrowroot until coated.
  3. Add the chicken wings to the baking sheet, evenly spacing so they don’t touch, and drizzle with avocado oil. Transfer to the oven and bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, flipping halfway through. The wings should be cooked through and crisp.
  4. About 8 minutes before the wings are finished cooking, combine the ingredients for the sauce in a medium sauce pot. Whisk together. Transfer to the stovetop and bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens and slightly reduces. Remove from the heat. Reserve some on the side for dipping if desired. 
  5. Once the wings are cooked, allow to cool slightly before adding to a large bowl. Top with the sauce and toss to coat. Serve fresh with green onion!


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.2g
  • Fiber: .2g
  • Protein: 29.5g