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Lemon-Garlic Chicken Wings Recipe

This light and juicy chicken wings are irresistible with a crispy exterior. They marinate while the oven heats and cook in about a half hour. Their flavor is light and tasty! Note: the prep time is the approximate duration of the oven heating; the only time from you is combining the marinade!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 Serves 6 as a main appetizer (serves more as part of a buffet)
Calories 532kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons diced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoons plus 1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 4 pounds Chicken Wings (thawed if frozen)
  • Garnish: lemon wedges , finely diced scallion greens


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper; whisk to combine. Add the chicken wings and spoon the marinade over any exposed wings. Rotate the wings in the marinade periodically bringing wings from the bottom of the bowl to the top and visa versa.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Fit two large rimmed baking sheet pans with foil (dull side up) and baking/cooling racks.
  • When the oven reaches 425 degrees, remove the wings from the marinade with tongs allowing any excess marinade to drain back into the bowl. Place them on the prepared racks, skin side up, leaveing some space between them. Bake for 35 minutes until the wings reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and juices run clear. Serve hot with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of scallion greens.


Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1283mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.8mg