How to Make Lemon Pepper Wet Wings – Simple Recipe for Beginners


Are you ready to cook something delicious and super simple? Lemon pepper wet wings are just the thing! This recipe will guide you through making these tasty wings that everyone loves. Perfect for a party or a fun meal at home, these wings are both juicy and packed with flavor.

Before we jump into the recipe details, let’s make sure this blog has everything you need. You’ll learn about the ingredients, preparation steps, some handy tips and variations, serving suggestions, and even the nutritional information. Sounds good? Let’s get cooking!

Recipe Details

Lemon pepper wet wings are a tasty twist on the classic chicken wing. Unlike regular lemon pepper wings, which are usually dry with a seasoning rub, these wings are tossed in a sauce, making them “wet.” This dish combines the tangy zest of lemon and the sharp bite of black pepper in a buttery sauce that really makes the wings stand out.


Here’s what you’ll need to make your lemon pepper wet wings:

  • 2 pounds of chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • Optional: chopped parsley for garnish

Preparation Steps

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). This high heat will help crisp the wings.
  2. Prepare the wings: Wash the chicken wings and pat them dry with paper towels. Toss them in a bowl with the vegetable oil and a pinch of salt.
  3. Bake the wings: Spread the wings on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until the skin is crisp and golden.
  4. Make the sauce while wings bake: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and black pepper. Keep it warm until the wings are done.
  5. Toss the wings in the sauce: Once the wings are baked, toss them in the sauce until they are well-coated.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • For extra crispy wings, let them sit in the fridge, uncovered, for an hour before baking. This dries the skin and makes it crispier when baked.
  • Add more spices if you like it hot or try adding garlic powder for a different twist.
  • Make it saucier by adding more butter or a splash of your favorite hot sauce for an extra kick.

Serving Suggestions

Lemon pepper wet wings go great with sides like celery sticks, carrot sticks, and a bowl of cool blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping. They’re perfect for sharing, so consider making a big batch for a party.

Nutritional Information

Lemon pepper wet wings are rich in protein because they’re mostly chicken. However, be mindful of the butter used in the sauce, as it adds fat. Each serving (about 4-5 wings) typically contains approximately:

  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 24g

Remember, these numbers might change based on any additional ingredients or changes you make to the recipe.

There you have it—a simple and straightforward recipe for lemon pepper wet wings. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or a bunch of friends, these wings are sure to be a hit. Enjoy your meal and the smiles around your table!