These lemon pepper chicken wings are perfect for gameday snacking! They’re paleo, whole30, and can be modified to be AIP.

Lemon Pepper Wings

So, What is Lemon Pepper Seasoning?

I’ve never really had a ton of lemon pepper, but man is it good! Lemon pepper is a simple seasoning with salt, pepper, dried lemon zest, onion, and garlic. It tastes amazing on chicken breast, chicken wings, and seafood like shrimp and salmon.

You can easily find this seasoning in the spice aisle, or you can make it at home. It gives so much flavor to these chicken wings that are perfect for snacking on game day! They’re a healthy alternative to delivery chicken wings and are paleo and whole30 friendly.

How to Make Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

  • Whisk together the melted ghee, lemon juice, honey, garlic, and lemon pepper seasoning. Set aside.
  • Pat the chicken wings dry and add to a large bowl. Toss in arrowroot starch to coat. Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and stir to fully coat.
  • Add the chicken wings to the baking sheet, evenly spacing. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, flipping halfway through. The chicken wings should be crispy and the internal temperature should read 165 F. Serve topped with fresh parsley and lemon wedge with a compliant ranch dip if desired.

Lemon Pepper Wings

Can you make this recipe in the air fryer?

I’m sure you could! However, I actually don’t have an air fryer yet so I can’t give a lot of insight into that!

What sauce can you serve with these lemon pepper chicken wings?

I think they’re great by themselves, but they’re also great with a ranch dressing.

The Ingredients for this Recipe

Chicken wings

Arrowroot starch 

This makes the wings a bit more crispy.

Melted ghee and lemon juice

You can also use avocado oil.

Lemon pepper seasoning

To make an AIP version, combine salt, lemon zest, onion, and garlic.

Lemon Pepper Wings

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

These lemon pepper chicken wings are perfect for gameday snacking! They’re paleo, whole30, and can be modified to be AIP.


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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp ghee, melted (sub avocado oil)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional, omit for whole30)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedges to serve

For the AIP lemon seasoning

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Zest of half a lemon

Instructions

  1. Prehat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the melted ghee, lemon juice, honey, garlic, and lemon pepper seasoning. Set aside.
  3. Pat the chicken wings dry and add to a large bowl. Toss in arrowroot starch to coat.
  4. Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and stir to fully coat.
  5. Add the chicken wings to the baking sheet, evenly spacing. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, flipping halfway through. The chicken wings should be crispy and the internal temperature should read 165 F.
  6. Serve topped with fresh parsley and lemon wedge with a compliant ranch dip if desired.

Notes

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

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 129
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 2.3g