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Crispy Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

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These Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings will be your new favourite crispy chicken wings recipe. The perfect bar food made in your own kitchen with less grease and your favourite dip! Make these yummy wings with only 4 ingredients and under 30 minutes in your air fryer from your Instant Pot.

I love cooking with chicken, it is so versatile and typically a crowd-pleaser. As you know, my barbecue chicken in the Instant pot is a game-changer for us: a whole chicken in 20 minutes is a no-brainer. Now, we have on our list, these yummy lemon pepper chicken wings regularly on the menu as they are so easy to make and inexpensive!

Side view of a drumstick dipped in honey garlic sauce in a yellow ramekin

How To Air Fry Lemon Pepper Wings?

If you are wondering how to make the best wings at home, this is the recipe and blog post for you! No dry rub, only a super simple seasoning with the chicken and off it goes to go.

First, let’s. make the lemon pepper seasoning, it’s super easy!

– In a bowl, pour your olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
– Pour over your chicken wings and toss well.
– Place a layer of wings in your air fryer basket and close your lid or drawer depending on what you have.
– Select Air Fry and select 15 minutes cook time at 395 degrees Fahrenheit, some air fryers would set at 380 degrees, it would work too.
– Repeat until you have cooked all the chicken.

Top view of the ingredients for air fryer lemon pepper wings. Raw chicken in a big bowl and lemon and pepper on the side.

How Do You Eat These Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings?

So many ways to enjoy them depending on the moment: Game day, backyard dinner, easy lunch, you name it!

Dip them! If this is for a buffet or watching a game on tv, this is one of the best recipes for finger foods. Here are options of dips: honey garlic (my favourite!), ketchup (keep it classic), bbq sauce, etc…

Share them! Make a yummy board with different munchies such as roasted carrots and potatoes, some pull-apart bread or pinwheels.

Lunch date! Make a nice Caprese salad or a Mediterranean one to make a delicious fresh meal!

Side view of a blue plate with air fryer lemon pepper wings and a yellow mini bowl with sauce.

Recipe variation

Most of all, I love this recipe because it is simple, easy, and only uses a few ingredients for the marinade. However, you can follow your heart and add some other ingredients such as:

Garlic: crushed, garlic powder, sliced
Dried herbs: thyme, rosemary, oregano, etc…
Fresh herbs: coriander, parsley, basil, etc…
Ginger: grate a little bit.

As for the chicken parts, you can also do it with drum sticks.

Cooking FAQ

Can I cook frozen wings in an air fryer?

I guess you could be here are a few points why I would not: if you want a crispy skin, it is better to be thaw out, patted dry and cover in a marinade. Also, I can’t advise you how long you would need to cook it.

How long do wings take in the air fryer?

15 minutes at 395F is all it takes!

Are air fried wings healthy?

Definitely healthier there are not breaded and deep fried.

Do you flip my chicken wings in air fryer?

I do because my air fryer reminds me of it. it is a great way to have both sides crispy. However, I also forgot to flip it and it just turned as good!

Top view of a blue plate with air fryer lemon pepper wings and fresh lemon on the side and grains of pepper

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

These air fryer lemon pepper wings will be your new favourite crispy chicken wings recipe. The perfect bar food made in your own kitchen with less grease and your favourite dip! Make these yummy wings with only 4 ingredients and under 30 minutes in your air fryer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, chicken wings, easy, lemon honey, peppers
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mélanie

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken wings
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl, pour your olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Whisk.
  • Take your chicken wings and with a paper towel pat them dry.
  • In a big bowl, place your wings and pour your lemon pepper seasoning. Toss well.
  • Place a layer of wings in your air fryer basket and close your lid or drawer depending on the type of Air fryer you have.
  • Select the option 'Air Fry' and select 15 minutes cook time at 395 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Repeat until you have cooked all the chicken wings.
  • Dip in your favourite dip and enjoy!

Notes

Check the blog post and FAQ for some recipe tips!

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