Low Carb Recipes

Lemon-Pepper Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

Lemon-Pepper Baked Chicken Wings Recipe

This spicy baked chicken wings recipe is perfect for a game day or anytime you need to whip up a casual, yet delicious, appetizer. Making your own homemade flavored seasonings is easy. However, finding the perfect balance of flavors is more of an art than a science, because individual tastes vary so widely.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

Lemon-Pepper Seasoning:
  • 4-5 large organic lemons, zested
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
Chicken Wings Ingredients:
  • 4 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed and patted dry
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Chicken Wings Recipe :

Step One:

Position oven rack to center position and preheat oven to warm (lowest setting). Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step Two:

To prepare the lemon-pepper seasoning, wash the lemons and pat dry. Remove zest from each lemon with a Microplane. While doing so, collect as much of the flavorful yellow outer layer as possible, while avoiding the more bitter white layer below.

Step Three:

Spread the zest in a thin layer on the parchment paper and place it in the oven. After 20 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and shake to make sure the zest is drying evenly. Return to oven until thoroughly dried, approximately 25-30 minutes.

Chicken Wings Seasoning

Step Four:

Remove dried lemon zest from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425°F. Add dried lemon zest to a spice grinder or food processor along with salt and black peppercorns. Grind ingredients until desired consistency is reached. Taste and adjust the ratio of salt and pepper as desired.

Step Five:

In a large bowl, combine chicken wings with olive oil and 1 – 2 tablespoons of lemon-pepper seasoning and toss until evenly coated. Arrange seasoned chicken wings in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Do not overcrowd. Place the baking sheet on the center rack of the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Step Six:

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn each wing to ensure they cook evenly on all sides. Return to oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until wings are browned and crispy. Remove from oven and serve immediately

Planning Tip:

The proportions shared here offer a safe starting point. The whole black peppercorns impart a BOLD flavor to this seasoning, so it’s best to start with a small amount and adjust upwards until you find the level of heat you prefer. Once you do, you can create larger batches of this seasoning and store the remaining amounts in an airtight container for several months.

Serving Suggestions:

This delicious chicken wings recipe is best to serve immediately after removing from the oven. and you can serve with sliced celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing. You can serve these low-carb chicken wings with one slice of keto pizza or with low-carb cauliflower soup.

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Lemon-Pepper Baked Chicken Wings

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Appetizer, Main Course American
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 50 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Low carb chicken wings recipe for serve as appetizer.

Ingredients

  • Lemon-Pepper Seasoning:
  • 4-5 large organic lemons, zested
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • Chicken Wings:
  • 4 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed and patted dry
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

1

Position oven rack to center position and preheat oven to warm (lowest setting).

2

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

3

To prepare the lemon-pepper seasoning, wash the lemons and pat dry. Remove zest from each lemon with a Microplane. While doing so, collect as much of the flavorful yellow outer layer as possible, while avoiding the more bitter white layer below.

4

Spread the zest in a thin layer on the parchment paper and place it in the oven. After 20 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and shake to make sure the zest is drying evenly. Return to oven until thoroughly dried, approximately 25-30 minutes.

5

Remove dried lemon zest from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425°F.

6

Add dried lemon zest to a spice grinder or food processor along with salt and black peppercorns. Grind ingredients until desired consistency is reached. Taste and adjust the ratio of salt and pepper as desired.

7

In a large bowl, combine chicken wings with olive oil and 1 - 2 tablespoons of lemon-pepper seasoning and toss until evenly coated.

8

Arrange seasoned chicken wings in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Do not overcrowd. Place the baking sheet on the center rack of the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

9

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn each wing to ensure they cook evenly on all sides. Return to oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until wings are browned and crispy.

10

Remove from oven and serve immediately with sliced celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing, if desired

Nutrition

  • 957 Calories
  • 1.7g Carbohydrates
  • 44.2g Fat
  • 0.6g Fiber
  • 131.4g Protein
  • 0.4g Sugar

Notes

We calculate nutrition information using a third-party calculator. All nutrition information is only estimated information and is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please use your preferred nutrition calculator to check the nutrition information.

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