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You see them on commercials. You hear rappers talk about them. And you’ve probably had some in your life, but trust me when I say you have never had lemon pepper wings like this. Juicy, never dry and full of lemon spice down to the bone. It’s even better than WingStop and Buffalo Wild Wings!

Without further ado, here’s the recipe:

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Calories: 310 calories per serving (3 wings per serving)


Lemon pepper spice:

1 -2 tablespoon lemon zest, about 3 lemons

2 -3 tablespoons black pepper

1 tablespoon sea salt


3 pounds of chicken wings (about 16 wings)

2 tablespoons of homemade lemon pepper seasoning (see below for directions)

1 lemon


Lemon Pepper:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, combine lemon zest and black pepper. In a metal sheet pan fitted with foil, spread mixture evenly in pan. Allow to bake low and slow until zest is completely dried. Usually about 26-30 minutes.

Transfer lemon-pepper mixture to a bowl. Using the back of a spoon (or spice grinder if you have one), crush mixture until desired texture is achieved. Mix in salt, 1 tsp at a time. Continue to add salt until you have the right balance to fit your taste.


Raise oven temp to 450°F. Sprinkle and toss chicken wings with Seasoning. Arrange wings in single layer on foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan sprayed with no stick cooking spray.

Bake 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and skin is crisp.

**Important** Finish by squeezing one full fresh lemon juice on WARM chicken wings. This will set off your wings like you never tasted before!

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