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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings are juicy and crispy chicken wings perfectly prepared in your air fryer. In 12 minutes, you will never go back to cooking them any other way!

I love wings! I mean who doesn’t? They are the perfect appetizer, party snack, or dinner entree. No matter what you are eating, a side of wings goes just perfectly. Now, you can make mouth watering wings in just 12 minutes using your air fryer! These air fryer lemon pepper wings are by far some of my favorite.

And don’t forget the sauces. I like to dip in ranch or bleu cheese dressing, but try my Yum Yum Sauce, Chili Mayo Sauce or Honey Mustard Sauce

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

What Are Lemon Pepper Wings?

Lemon pepper wings are just chicken drums and flats dressed up in a deliciously zesty lemon pepper seasoning. Lemon pepper seasoning can be store bought (how I do it), or made at home. Seasonings will usually contain lemon zest, pepper and salt.

Lemon Pepper Wings Ingredients

The best thing about this recipe is you won’t need to go shopping for ingredients you’ve never even heard of before. In fact, you only need 3 main ingredients for this recipe!

  • Chicken wings. You will only need 10-12 wings for this recipe. If you want more, you’ll need to do them in batches.
  • Olive oil. This is used to coat the chicken to help the seasoning coat evenly. It also helps crisp the skin to perfection.
  • Lemon pepper seasoning. You can find lemon pepper seasoning in the seasoning aisle of your local grocery store. My favorite is McCormick Lemon & Pepper Seasoning.
Chicken Wing Ingredients in bowls

Homemade lemon pepper seasoning

Want to make your own homemade lemon pepper seasoning? Try this easy recipe that combines dried lemon peel, black pepper, onion and garlic powder.

How to Make Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

No cooking all day for this recipe! You can whip these delicious wings up in just 12 minutes. Follow the steps below for perfectly crispy lemon pepper wings:

Step 1: Season Wings

In a large bowl or ziplock bag, add the wings. Pour in the olive oil. Add the lemon pepper seasoning and mix to coat evenly.

Seasoned Chicken Wings

Step 2: Preheat Air Fryer

Once the chicken wings are seasoned, you will need to preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.

Step 3: Arrange Your Wings in Air Fryer Basket

Place half the wings in the basket, making sure to not overcrowd them. Once the air fryer has preheated, you can place the basket with the wings in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Step 4: Cook Wings

Place wings in your air fryer and cook for 6 minutes. Then, take the basket out and flip or shake the basket. Cook your wings for an additional 6 minutes.

Step 5: Repeat

Repeat the process with your remaining wings.

Serve with your favorite side and enjoy.

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

How to Make Lemon Pepper Wings in the Oven

If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t fret. You can still make delicious wings in your oven too! Unlike the airfryer, baked wings will take about 50 to 60 minutes to cook fully. To make a similar recipe in the oven, follow this Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe.

Side Dish Options

You can eat your delicious lemon pepper wings with just about any side, but here are a few of my favorites:

How to Store Leftover Wings

You can safely store your leftover chicken wings in the refrigerator. Make sure to cover the wings with airtight packaging or seal them in airtight storage containers. Once they are sealed place them in the refrigerator. You can keep them in there for 3 to 5 days.

Can I Freeze Them?

Yes, you can freeze your leftover chicken wings. To maintain the best quality, place them in a freezer ziplock storage bag and store them in the freezer for no more than 6 months. To reheat them, place them back in the air fryer.

Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

Other Chicken Recipes to Try

Chicken is one of the most versatile meats you can eat. With that being said, here are some other delicious chicken recipes to try:

Pin this post to Pinterest for others to whip up some delicious chicken wings, too! Remember, sharing is caring!

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings are juicy and crispy chicken wings perfectly prepared in your air fryer. In 12 minutes, you will never go back to cooking them any other way!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 359 kcal


  • 12 chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning


  • In a large bowl or Ziplock bag, add the wings. Pour in the olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. Stir to coat evenly.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Place half the wings in the Air Fryer, making sure not to crowd the basket.
  • Cook for 6 minutes and flip or shake the basket.
  • Cook for another 6 minutes and remove. Repeat with the remaining wings.
  • Serve with your favorite dip or side.


Serving: 3Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 27gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 106mgPotassium: 265mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 228IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg

The nutrition information is calculated using online nutrition calculators and may not be accurate. It is provided as a general guide only.

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Recipe Rating

Emily Enchanted

Friday 5th of August 2022

I love this recipe because you get perfectly crispy wings.