Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper & Herb Wings

Crispy lemon pepper herb baked wings

Crispy Baked Lemon, Pepper & Herb Wings

These baked wings are the perfect addition to hors d'oeuvres trays and holiday parties – or a night in watching movies. With a wonderfully crispy finish, they’re a little less messy than the usual BBQ wings, with a blend of flavors that lights up with the tart goodness of lemon.
Course Appetizers, Main Dish

Ingredients
  

Wings & Seasoning

  • 4 lb chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli pepper flakes

Lemon Pepper

  • 1 large lemon
  • 2 teaspoons peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions
 

Lemon Pepper

  • Preheat the oven to 200 F.
  • Using a small sharp knife, or a vegetable peeler, remove the zest from the lemon, taking care to only remove the yellow part, and leave the bitter white pith behind.
  • Leave the lemon zest in strips, and spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 2 to 3 hours, until the lemon peel has thoroughly dried out.
  • Place the dried lemon zest and peppercorns into a spice grinder or a processor until the texture is only a little bit coarse.
  • Remove from the processor into a small bowl and add the salt.
  • You can increase the recipe and store any left overs in an air-tight jar for up to six months.

Wings

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • In a small bowl, add the garlic, basil, chilli pepper flakes and lemon pepper. Stir to blend.
  • Rinse and dry the wings, and add them to a second bowl and drizzle all over with the oil. Toss to coat.
  • Add half the seasoning mix, and stir to coat as evenly as possible.
  • Spread the wings on a baking sheet in a single layer, and bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until crispy and browned.
  • When the wings are done, remove from the oven. Mix the melted butter with the remaining seasonings, and drizzle over the wings liberally.

Notes

Tip: Make the lemon pepper a day ahead, and it’s just an hour from start to delicious finish. Note: This recipe can be appreciated by anyone on a keto diet.
Keyword Lemons
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