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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

by Karly

Our Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings turn out so crispy thanks to the air fryer and that lemon pepper sauce is bursting with bright citrus flavors! These wings will quickly become a family favorite and a must for the next big game.

Two square plates of chicken wings in front of an air fryer.

Lately, we’ve been absolutely obsessed with wings and coming up with new sauces and seasonings to toss them in.

If the air fryer is going to put out such fantastically crispy wings with such little work, we may as well take advantage of it, right?

Whether you’re making our air fryer frozen chicken wings (tossed in buffalo sauce) or these lemon pepper wings, I know you’re going to love how easy and crispy wings in the air fryer are!

This lemon pepper wing sauce is so bright and flavorful and adds the perfect zip to your crispy wings!

Ingredient Notes:

Lemon pepper chicken wing ingredients spread out on a counter.

Chicken wings – Start with a pound of frozen chicken wing sections – this will be about 10 wings. We use frozen wings to take full advantage of the convenience of the air fryer.

Lemon pepper seasoning– You can purchase dried lemon pepper seasoning at the store. If you prefer to make your own fresh, I have a very brief how to below.

How to Make Lemon Pepper Wings:

Cook the wings– Place your frozen wings in your air fryer basket in an even layer. Spritz them with oil or brush a little vegetable oil on them. Air Fry them for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Cooked wings in an air fryer basket.

Make the sauce – Add the melted butter and lemon pepper to a large bowl and stir to combine.

Lemon pepper sauce in a clear glass bowl.

Toss the wings – Add your crispy air fried wings to the bowl with the sauce and give them a toss to coat the wings in the seasoning. Sprinkle with some fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Cooked wings tossed in a clear glass bowl.


How do I make lemon pepper seasoning?

Grab 5 lemons and a microplane grater. Shave your lemon peels into a small bowl. Add in 1/3 cup of crushed or cracked black pepper and 1/4 cup coarse salt. Stir together then spread it all out on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake on the lowest setting until completely dry. This should be around 30-45 minutes. Add this mix to a spice grinder and grind to a consistent texture. Store in an air-tight container.

Can I make this a dry rub?

Yep! Skip the melted butter and place the seasoning in a bowl. After removing the wings from the air fryer quickly put them in the bowl and toss them to coat while they’re still hot.

Are lemon pepper wings keto?

While some recipes may include breading or sugar, our air fryer lemon pepper wings are low carb and keto.

Serving Suggestions:

Plus loads of other air fryer vegetable recipes!

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

You don’t have to use frozen wings! If you have thawed or fresh wings you can cook them for 20 minutes instead and also lower the temp to 380 degrees F. Check to confirm your chicken has an internal temp of 165 degrees F before serving!

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Close up of lemon pepper wings on a square plate.

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Cooked wings tossed in a clear glass bowl.

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

Yield: 10 wings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Our Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings turn out so crispy thanks to the air fryer and that lemon pepper sauce is bursting with bright citrus flavors! These wings will quickly become a family favorite and a must for the next big game.


  • 1 pound chicken wing sections, about 10 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Spritz the basket of your air fryer with oil. Arrange the wings in an even layer.
  2. Air fry at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through cooking.
  3. Add the melted butter and seasoning to a large bowl and add the wings. Toss well to coat the wings in the sauce.


To make this a dry rub, skip the butter and just toss the hot wings in the seasoning immediately after removing from the air fryer.

Nutrition information is calculated based on the full amount of seasoning and butter - there will be a fair amount left in the bowl which will bring down the calories, fat, and sodium. I left it as is, but know that the amounts are overstated.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 897Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 441mgSodium: 3017mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 61g

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Mikila Gomez February 1, 2022 - 5:53 pm

What is your favorit air fryer? TY Mikila

Karly February 2, 2022 - 6:29 am

We’ve tested so many, but the Cosori is still our favorite. It’s quieter than many, it doesn’t force a preheat cycle, and it just works well. We use this model (that’s an affiliate link).


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