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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings with Hot Honey Glaze

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings with Hot Honey Glaze

Hot, sweet, crispy, and buttery, these wings are certain to become your next go-to recipe for Game Day or any time you want a hearty snack. The wings are tossed with lemon pepper seasoning then cooked until crispy in an air fryer.


  • 10 small (1 pound total) chicken drumettes
  • 10 small (13 ounces total) chicken wing flats
  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup plus 1/2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)
  • ¾ teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 3 tablespoons fresh juice, (from 1 large lemon), plus 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Preheat air fryer to 375°F for 10 minutes. Pat chicken pieces dry with a paper towel; place in a large bowl. Add lemon pepper seasoning, oil, and salt; toss to coat.
  2. Add half of the chicken pieces, skin-side down, to air fryer basket; cook 10 minutes. Flip chicken; cook until crispy and a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat registers at least 165°F, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a rimmed baking sheet, arranging in a single layer; place in preheated oven to keep warm. Repeat process with remaining chicken.
  3. While chicken cooks, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Whisk in honey and hot sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon zest and juice.
  4. Place chicken and 1/2 cup hot honey glaze in a large bowl; toss until chicken is evenly coated. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with remaining hot honey sauce and lemon wedges.

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