Baked Lemon-Pepper Wings by Mom De Cuisine

My husband does something that really annoys me.  Don’t worry, he knows this thing he does really annoys me and he does it on purpose anyway.  Therefore, as I see it posting it to the internet is fair game.  You see, I like to cook and I usually cook with everyone in mind.  But sometimes I want to make something just for myself-something that I know no one else in our house will want to eat.  Like these lemon-pepper wings, for example.  I’ve been working on perfecting this recipe/technique.  I’ve finally got it down to nearly a science.  And that brings me to how he annoys me.

He asks what I’m making.  Lemon-pepper wings.

He wrinkles his nose and says, “I hope you know I’m not eating that.”  Good.  I don’t want to share.

I make the wings to near perfection, plop down on the couch next to him and begin to enjoy.

He side-eyes my wings.  I tell him don’t even think about it.

Time passes and I still notice him glimpse at my wings now and then.

Finally he breaks down and demands a wing.  He takes a bite….

With a mouthful he exclaims, “That’s really nasty!”  I glare.

He picks up another wing, depositing the bones of the previous one on my plate.  He eats it and licks his fingers after.

I glare.  He laughs.

See, annoying, right?!?!

Baked Lemon-pepper Wings Recipe

Serves 2-4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Snack, Starter
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party
Region American


  • 4-5 cups Water
  • 2-3 tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Lemon-Pepper Seasoning Blend (without salt added)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice


  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder


  • 2lb Frozen Chicken Wings


  • 2 tablespoons Light Agave Syrup (or good quality honey)

Garnish (Optional)

  • Fresh Chives (for garnish)


Preheat Oven
Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Braising Wings
Step 2
Combine chicken, water, lemon juice, garlic powder, and onion powder in a pot over high heat. Salt the water liberally (like making pasta).
Step 3
Bring wings to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, or until the wings are tender and cooked through.
Step 4
Remove wings with a slotted spoon onto paper towels. Allow excess liquid to drain off (but don’t dry completely).

Baking Wings
Step 5
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Line wings up in an even layer on the parchment.
Step 6
Liberally sprinkle lemon-pepper seasoning blend over the wings. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the wings begin to brown.
Step 7
Remove wings from the oven and flip over to the other side. Cover the other side liberally with lemon-pepper seasoning blend. Return to the oven 5-7 minutes more.

Lemon-Pepper Glaze
Step 8
While the wings bake, combine the remaining lemon juice, agave or honey, and chili pepper if using.
Step 9
Liberally brush the glaze on the wings and return to the oven 4-5 minutes, or until the glaze thickens to coat the wings.
Step 10
Remove wings from the oven. Flip them and liberally brush the glaze on the other side. Return to the oven and bake 3-5 minutes longer until the glaze thickens again.

Step 11
Remove wings from the oven and allow them to sit 5 minutes. Remove from parchment and place on a serving tray. Garnish with chives and serve

P.S.  I’m sure I do things that annoy him that are internet worthy, but until he starts his own food blog, you will never hear about them 🙂

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