Honey Lemon Pepper Wings- Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Paleo, AIP Option)

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings- Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Paleo, AIP Option)

Chicken wings are a great appetizer and there are so many ways to prepare them. These honey lemon pepper wings are cooked in an air fryer and covered in a sweet tangy honey lemon pepper glaze.

They’re absolutely delicious and make for a great party appetizer or Superbowl snack. The recipe card also includes oven instructions and instructions for cooking frozen chicken wings in the air fryer. 

If you’re doing AIP, they can be made elimination phase compliant by simply omitting the pepper. If you’re wanting more chicken recipe ideas, check out my AIP Chicken Recipes post which has over 130 recipes.

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chicken wings in an airfryer

How to Cut Whole Chicken Wings

If your chicken wings come whole, you may want to cut them. This is optional and a matter of personal preference. Whole chicken wings have 3 parts: the wingette, the drumette, and the tip.  The cut, stretch out the wing and find the 2 ridges where the joints meet and cut between them.

How to Cook Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer

  1. Set the air fryer to 390 degrees to preheat. Set the air fryer to 390 degrees to preheat. **See notes if wings are frozen.
  2. Add the chicken wings to a large bowl along with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Add to the air fryer and cook for about 20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes to stir/toss. Internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, make the glaze.
  5. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes until translucent. Be careful not to burn it.
  6. Add the honey and lemon and simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. When the chicken finishes cooking, dump it into a clean bowl. Pour the sauce over the top and toss it until evenly coated. Serve.
air fryer chicken wings in a metal bowl with honey lemon sauce

How to Cook Frozen Wings in an Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees.
  2. Add the wings directly to the air fryer and cook for about 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the wings and put them in a bowl, then add the seasonings and toss to coat.
  4. Return to wings to the air fryer and continue cooking at 390 degrees for another 15-20 minutes or until crispy. Internal temp should be at least 165 degrees F.
  5. Follow the glaze instructions above to make the glaze. 
  6. Once cooked, put the wings in a clean bowl, pour the sauce over the top and toss to coat. 

Can You Make These in the Oven?

Yes, see the notes section on the recipe card.

lemon pepper wings on a blue and white plate on top of a cutting board with a lemon nearby

Conclusion:

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lemon pepper wings on a blue and white plate on top of a cutting board with a lemon nearby

Honey Lemon Pepper Wings- Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Paleo, AIP Option)

Arika | FoodCourage
These sweet and tangy honey lemon pepper wings are super satisfying, easy to make, and ready in 30 minutes. Oven instructions included in notes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 339 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Glaze

  • 1/2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 4 garlic cloves minced

Instructions
 

  • Set the air fryer to 390 degrees to preheat. **See notes if wings are frozen.
  • Add the chicken wings to a large bowl along with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Add to the air fryer and cook for about 20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes to stir/toss. Internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • While chicken is cooking, make the glaze.
  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes until translucent. Be careful not to burn it.
  • Add the honey and lemon and simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • When the chicken finishes cooking, dump it into a clean bowl. Pour the sauce over the top and toss it until evenly coated. Serve.

Notes

For Frozen Wings:
  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees.
  2. Add the wings directly to the air fryer and cook for about 8 minutes. Remove the wings and put them in a bowl, then add the seasonings and toss to coat.
  3. Return to wings to the air fryer and continue cooking at 390 degrees for another 15-20 minutes or until crispy. Internal temp should be at least 165 degrees F.
  4. Follow the glaze instructions above to make the glaze. 
  5. Once cooked, put the wings in a clean bowl, pour the sauce over the top and toss to coat. 
Oven Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Add the chicken wings to a large bowl along with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and place a baking rack on top. Place the wings on the rack. If you don't have a rack, you can also use a broiler pan or just cook the wings on a baking sheet. 
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crispy. Internal cooking temperature should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Remove the wings from the oven brush them with the glaze- return them to the oven for 2-3 minutes. 
*How to cut whole chicken wings
Find the ridge where the 2 joints meet and cut between them. Cut the tips off if desired. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Honey Lemon Pepper Wings- Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Paleo, AIP Option)
Serving Size
 
3 wings
Amount per Serving
Calories
339
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
94
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
673
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
241
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
Vitamin A
 
185
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
26
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Honey Lemon Pepper Wings- Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Paleo, AIP Option)


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