Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

These Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are just two ingredients and ready in 20 minutes!

These Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are just two ingredients and ready in 20 minutes!pinterestOver New Year’s break we had some friends staying with us for a couple days. One night we decided on wings for dinner because they had raved about a Lemon Pepper wing that they always get in California. We ordered some wings from a local place and they were… well, they were just ok.

They promised that the ones they normally get were a lot better, so I set out to see if I could create a Lemon Pepper wing that blow our socks off.

I did it.

Make chicken wings quick and easy in the Air Fryer with this super simple recipe!

I’ve been obsessed with using my Air Fryer these last few months and it was the perfect way to quickly and easily make these Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings.

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

  • All you need is a good Lemon Pepper seasoning and chicken wings!
  • You can buy the whole wing and separate them yourself, discard the wing tips.
  • I found wings that were already separated, making this recipe even quicker and easier!

Place the seasoned wings in your air fryer and watch how crispy and juicy they become!

All you need to do is toss the wings in the Lemon Pepper seasoning (I used McCormick) and place them in the basket of your air fryer.

I have the NuWave Brio 6 quart Digital Air Fryer.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

  • Place the wings in an even layer in the air fryer for the quickest cooking time.
  • Preheat the air fryer for about 3 to 5 minutes prior to cooking. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting, just turn the air fryer to the desired temperature for 5 minutes.
  • Cook the wings for 10 minutes, then flip and finish cooking for another 10 minutes.

A pan of food on a grill, with Chicken and Lemon pepper

The wings get a nice crispy coating and stay super juicy and tender on the inside!

These wings are great for a quick snack, an easy dinner or great for game day.

Dry Rub Chicken Wing Seasoning Options:

Think how many options there are with this simple dry rub method!

  • Use your favorite spice blends to make out of this world wings like:
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Greek seasoning
  • Taco seasoning
  • Try sprinkling with garlic powder, salt and black pepper

OMG! These Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are made in the air fryer in just 20 minutes and taste SO GOOD!

Dip the wings in ranch dressing and serve with carrot and celery sticks for a winning combination.

These wings will definitely blow you away. Crispy seasoned skin on the outside and a juicy chicken on the inside. YUM!

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

These Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are just two ingredients and ready in 20 minutes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1.5 lbs to 2 lbs. chicken wings, separated and wing tips discarded
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Pepper seasoning


  • Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Toss the chicken wings with the seasoning and place the wings in the basket of your air fryer in an even layer. Cook at 380 degrees F for 10 minutes, flip the wings and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve wings with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
My air fryer was set to 1800 watts. If using a lower wattage air fryer you may need to cook the wings longer until golden brown and crispy on the outside.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Air Fryer Chicken Wings, Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
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OMG! These Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are made in the air fryer in just 20 minutes and taste SO GOOD!

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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
22 Responses
  1. Arthur Chan

    5 stars
    My original dinner plan (fish) flopped and I only had half an hour left to come up with something. A quick search on my Air Fryer Recipes board landed me on this recipe : I have a air fryer, 2 lbs of washed and padded dried chicken wings, and voila, Lemon Pepper !
    I followed Shawn’s recipe to a T, and half and hour later, we sat down to enjoy a very tasty Air Fried Lemon Chicken Wings dinner ! Crispy skin on the outside and juicy inside, YUM !
    This recipe is indeed quick, easy and DELICIOUS !

  2. Suz

    5 stars
    I made this recipe tonight for the 2 of us. Used 5 strips, about 1/2 pound. Halved the recipe for rub. I didn’t have the lemon pepper seasoning, so I took a large lemon and used the zest and some season pepper in place of it. They were small strips, so I cooked 8 min. flipped and 10 min on the other side. They were soooo good. Perfect with the Asian Salad mix I had on hand. Quick, easy, delicious recipe! Thanks.

  3. Carol Pettit

    5 stars
    Another option for seasoning the wings is middle-eastern zataar seasoning—it is my “go-to.” I imagine curry powder would work well, too. And thyme is awesome with chicken (and a major component of zataar)

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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