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Honey Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

Honey lemon pepper wings in air fryer or Chicken Wings in Oven at 375 with this sauce comes out perfectly crispy, sweet full of flavor. Add seasonings to make spicy for an easy appetizer or finger food dinner for a cheap party food.

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Chicken is a great dinner. Healthy, moist and you can add great flavors to change it up each day. Fresh is always best but Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer with this same sauce is an option if you forget to defrost beforehand too. We have it all my friends. 😉 (post may contain affiliate links present)

Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

SO we have made Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings Air Fryer before, without the honey or sauce. It was more of a dry rub of sorts which still delicious but different. Love the duo of savory and sweet together for sure. Whether you love some spice or keep it mild both options are beyond amazing y’all.

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I love a treat of sweet myself but hot honey sauce is another option you can try on these babies if you’d like. First time having these was at a Southern restaurant and tried them because they just sounded interesting. Loved them so much that we had to experiment at home to make from scratch.

Honey Lemon Pepper Sauce

Air Fryer Honey Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

If you wanted to make larger Oven Baked Whole Chicken Wings with the wingette and drumette attached you would follow the same steps but increase the timing. Internal temperature should always reach 165 degrees F. If you don’t have a thermometer check for juices to run clear and meat should pull away from the bone too when done.

  • 1.5 lbs chicken wings
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp coriander and garlic powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice and honey
  • Butter melted

Now if you need a dairy free option we do show you How to Make Ghee as well here. A simple process of boiling and straining butter that is a lot cheaper than buying it in a jar at the store. Healthier homemade too.

Air Fryer Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Honey Lemon Pepper Sauce

Air fryer – Preheat the air fryer to 380 F. Mix olive oil, salt and spices in a bowl. Blot fresh chicken wings skin dry with a paper towel. Transfer the wings to a bowl, mix so that each piece is covered with the olive oil blend, or make Dry Rub Air Fryer Wings and save sauce for the end.

If desired, cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for half an hour. If you don’t have time, keep going.

  • Spray inside of basket with non stick spray. Lay the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air Fry for 12 minutes. Flip the wings to the other side and fry for another 6-7 minutes until you have golden brown and crispy skin.
  • Melt butter in microwave, add lemon juice, honey and lemon zest in a bowl. Stir until incorporated. Transfer the hot wings to a deep bowl and cover them with honey sauce. Stir to coat each wing and enjoy.

How Long to Cook Wings in Oven – Rinse and dry wings with paper towels well so skin is nice an dry. Grease a baking dish or line with non stick foil. Toss with 2 tbsp olive oil and seasonings listed above sauce ingredients. Arrange in the dish so they aren’t overlapping. Melt butter in a dish, then add lemon juice, zest and honey. Whisk together.

  • Spread 1/2 of your sauce over the wings. Place in a preheated oven set to 375 degrees F and bake about 30 – 35 minutes or until inside meat reaches a minimum of 165 F and is pulling away from the bone.

For super crispy skin you can switch to broil for 2-3 minutes or until it is as browned as you’d like. Brush other 1/2 of sauce on before broiling so it bakes right on and gets sticky, or after done. That part is really preference and both are fabulous.

Honey Lemon Pepper air fryer

Honey Lemon Pepper Tenders

You could use this same sauce and seasoning blend on frozen chicken tenders too if you like meat without the bone too. It is super versatile. Like I said too you can tweak it to be spicy or keep it mild. If you just want super mild you can omit the pepper entirely too. Use your tastebuds as a guide.

I have even used it on Baked Turkey Wings in the past when I find those so cheap at the store I just can’t not buy them. A lot more meat on the bone for sure, darker meat but with tons of flavor. If you haven’t tried these as a different option you really should!

Serving these for Game day?? Great idea. You can get them extra crispy with the broil setting in oven or with a spray of olive oil and an extra minute in your air fryer. I would keep the sauce on the side and drizzle over the top at the end once you want to serve them. Allows you to make into batches so they are always warm and fresh.

If you do have leftovers wait until cool and store in freezer bags with air sucked out. This is how to reheat chicken wings in air fryer the next day. Best way to get crispy again with a pinch of fresh salt and black pepper. Keep sauce separate and add when done.

Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

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Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Honey lemon pepper wings in air fryer or baked in the oven comes out perfectly crispy, sweet full of flavor. Add spicy for an easy appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, chicken wings, lemon pepper, ninja foodi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 355kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Honey Lemon Sauce

Instructions

  • Air fryer – Preheat the air fryer to 380 F. Mix olive oil, salt and spices in a bowl. Blot wings skin dry with a paper towel. Transfer the wings to a bowl, mix so that each piece is covered with the olive oil blend. If desired, cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for half an hour. If you don't have time, keep going.
  • Spray inside of basket with non stick spray. Lay the wings in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air Fry for 12 minutes. Flip the wings to the other side and fry for another 6-7 minutes until you have golden brown and crispy skin.
  • Melt butter in microwave, add lemon juice, honey and lemon zest in a bowl. Stir until incorporated. Transfer the hot wings to a deep bowl and cover them with honey sauce. Stir to coat each wing and enjoy.
  • Oven baked wings – Rinse and dry wings with paper towels well so skin is nice an dry. Grease a baking dish or line with non stick foil. Toss with 2 tbsp olive oil and seasonings listed above sauce ingredients. Arrange in the dish so they aren't overlapping. Melt butter in a dish, then add lemon juice, zest and honey. Whisk together.
  • Spread 1/2 of your sauce over the wings. Place in a preheated oven set to 375 degrees F and bake about 30 – 35 minutes or until inside meat reaches a minimum of 165 F and is pulling away from the bone.
  • For crispier skin you can switch to broil for 2-3 minutes or until it is as browned as you'd like. Brush other 1/2 of sauce on before broiling or after done.

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Nutrition Facts
Honey Lemon Pepper Wings
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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