Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

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Summer Potluck meals are all about some tasty starters, fulfilling main courses, and hearty desserts. If you have just hosted a potluck party, but can’t decide what to serve, these honey-glazed chicken wings are a perfect fix. Not only do they require simple ingredients, but they are also quick and easy to make. I have brought a simple recipe with minimal spices, but you can enhance the flavors by adding more herbs and spices.

The best thing about these wings is that if you do not want to fry them, you can bake them or make them in an air-fryer. The latter two methods make this recipe a low-fat, nutrient-dense meal suitable for weight loss, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Serve these wings with a tasty Quinoa and Arugula salad or a crunchy Cabbage salad for added flavors.

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Why will you love this recipe?

  • Tantalizing flavors– The honey-glazed lemon pepper wings give a subtly sweet yet noticeably tangy flavor. Its crisp outer texture and soft inside meat go well with accompanying salads and other main courses. This spicy and sweet flavor tantalizes the tastebuds and will make it your next favorite appetizer.
  • Easy to make- These Honey chicken wings are easy to make even a beginner can ace serving them. They require only a few basic ingredients. Moreover, you can make these in an Air fryer, Deep Fryer, or Oven.
  • Healthy recipe- The Honey Glazed wings are fit for a gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, weight-loss, and Paleo diet.
  • Fit for parties– These amazing honey-glazed chicken wings are perfect for any Potluck party, Independence Day celebrations, Birthday dinners, etc.

Ingredient Notes:

Chicken: Take at least 2 lbs of chicken wings to make an ample serving of this recipe. Prefer chicken with skin because it makes the crispiest exterior when cooked. Wash and clean thoroughly with a solution of vinegar and water before using.

Spices: In my recipe, I have used only minimum spices, like sea salt, black pepper, and lemon pepper seasonings. But if you prefer your wings spicy, you can use cayenne pepper or red chili powder. Aside from garlic powder, you can also add onion powder and chicken powder for added flavor. Similarly, in flour seasoning, you can add dried oregano, dried parsley, thyme, and other powdered herbs to give it a natural flavor.

Honey: Honey makes the base of this super addictive meal. Honey imparts a little sweetness without adding to the caloric count. It blends well with the flavor of lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make the best sauce to coat the wings.

Lemon Juice: In all my recipes, I always use only fresh lemon juice squeezed from fresh lemons. Store-bought lemon juice never fancies me, and honestly, it does not build up the desired taste.

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings: Ingredients

Ingredients (to marinate chicken)

  • 2 lbs. Chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp powdered lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tbsp green powdered seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper up to taste

Ingredients (for honey sauce)

  • 3-4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp powdered lemon seasoning
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Ingredients (for coating)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (Skip if you want to stay Gluten-free)
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper up to taste

How to make the best Honey Lemon Pepper Wings?

Step one: Prepare the wings

  • Wash and clean the chicken wings. Pat dry with a paper towel until all the moisture is absorbed.
  • In a mixing bowl, place the chicken wings and salt, freshly ground black pepper, lemon pepper seasoning, green powdered seasoning, and garlic powder. Mix well, and if you like, add 1 tbsp of olive oil as well. Ensure that the wings are completely covered.
Seasoning chicken wings for the recipe
  • Next, mix all-purpose flour in the mixing bowl, and add 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken wings with this flour mixture.
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  • You can also skip the flour coating and cook the wings without it as well.

Step two: Cooking the wings

You can cook the wings by deep frying, air frying, or baking.

Deep Frying:

Heat oil in a frying wok. Carefully place the coated wings in it.

frying chicken wings

Deep fry for 8 to 10 minutes or until they turn crisp and golden.

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Air Frying

  • Preheat the Airfryer to 390°F. Meanwhile, spray the Airfryer tray with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the coated wings on the air fryer pan in one single layer without overlapping each other.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes. Change the sides and Air fry for another 10 minutes or until a nice, crispy texture is achieved.

Baking

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with butter paper or aluminum foil.
  • Arrange the coated wings on this tray. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until they are crisp and golden.

Step three: Preparing the glaze

  • In a saucepan, heat unsalted butter on low flame until melted.
  • Add honey and mix.
  • Add lemon pepper seasoning and lemon juice. Mix well until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes until thick.
preparing glaze for Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Step four: Assembling

  • Arrange the wings on a serving platter.
  • Pour the honey sauce and toss the wings so that the sauce coats the wings well.
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  • Serve Hot

Tips to make the best Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

  • Make sure that you measure the ingredients of the sauce properly. If you add more honey and less lemon juice, the sauce may end up too thick and will not have the desired tangy flavor.
  • To make it a bit more flavorful, chop one clove of garlic and saute it in butter before adding honey. This will make the sauce even more flavorful.
  • Use freshly ground black pepper because it is more powerful in its taste.
  • Be careful while handling the hot honey sauce. If it lands on the skin it might cause burns.
  • Pat dry the chicken wings. This will remove their excess moisture and make them crispy.
  • Use thongs to handle the chicken wings if you are using the oven. This will prevent the incidents of burning.

Storage Instructions

  • If you have any leftovers of these honey-glazed wings, put them in an air-tight container and refrigerate. They will stay good for as long as 3 to 5 days, however, they may lose their outer crispiness.
  • Reheat the refrigerated wings in a microwave for a few seconds. You can also reheat them by placing them in a greased baking dish and heating them in the oven at 390°F for 2 to 4 minutes.
  • If you want to freeze them, do so without frying them. Marinate the wings, coat them in flour, and then place them in an air-tight box and freeze them. They can last for 2 months. This makes it the best make-and-freeze meal.
  • When you want to serve, fry, air fry, or bake the wings as per your liking prepare fresh sauce and serve immediately.

Which sides go best with Honey Lemon Pepper wings?

Honey Lemon Pepper wings are a meal on their own, but you can serve them with a variety of sides. Here are some:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best cooking method for wings?

Most professional chefs recommend that the most perfect method to make chicken wings is to marinate them with desired seasonings. Then, you need to steam them before frying, baking, or air frying them. With this method, the flavors get more concentrated and infused into the chicken. The steam renders all the fat beneath the skin of the chicken, making the exterior extra crispy.

Is it better to sauce wings before or after baking?

Tossing up chicken wings in the sauce before baking is not practical because the sauce in the honey might burn, and will not coat the chicken s desired. It is better to bake the chicken wings so that the outer layer becomes crispy and gets ready to take up the moisture from the sauce, glazing up perfectly. Glaze with the sauce just before serving to keep the skin crispier for a long time.

Can I toss wings in cornstarch?

Yes! If you do not have all-purpose flour, you can always use rice flour or cornstarch to make your wings crispier. Season the cornstarch with salt and pepper and lightly coat the chicken in it. However, with any kind of flour or cornstarch, the recipe will not remain Gluten-free.

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings

Adalynn Ward
Sweet yet tangy, crisp yet sticky, this isgoing to be the best Honey Glazed Chicken wings recipe you will ever have. Youwill need only a few basic ingredients to throw off this lovely starter.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Servings 6 persons

Ingredients

Ingredients (to marinate chicken)

  • 2 lbs. Chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp powdered lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tbsp green powdered seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper up to taste

Ingredients (for honey sauce)

  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp powdered lemon seasoning
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Ingredients (for coating)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (Skip if you want to stay Gluten-free)
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper up to taste

How to Make?

  • Wash and clean chicken wings and put them in a mixing bowl.
  • Add all the seasonings with salt and pepper and mix well. Cover and set aside.
  • In another small mixing bowl, pour flour and add all the ingredients for coating in the flour. Mix well.
  • Heat cooking oil in a frying wok. Coat the chicken wings lightly with seasoned flour and dip them in hot oil.
  • Fry for 8 to 10 minutes or until they turn crisp and golden. Remove and place them on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • In another pan, heat unsalted butter and add lemon juice. Add 3 to 4 tbsp honey and mix well. Add the lemon pepper seasoning and mix again.
  • When the sauce gets thick, add the fried chicken wings to the pan and mix well so that the sauce coats the chicken well. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1wing (49g)Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 80mgSugar: 1g
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