Lemon Garlic Wings

These delicious, Lemon Garlic Wings are crispy chicken wings tossed a bright lemon and savory garlic butter sauce. You can make them on the grill or in the air fryer. They go perfectly with your favorite summer sides!

Lemon Garlic Wings

Wings are always a good idea, no matter the season. They’re perfect for a fun weeknight meal, an accompaniment for pizza night, an appetizer or snack! Summer grilling season is definitely no exception and that’s why sharing two ways how to make these wings, on the grill or in the air fryer. These Lemon Garlic Wings drizzled with a garlicky lemon butter sauce are the perfect addition to your next BBQ or cookout. They’re even kid approved – which is always a good thing!

Lemon Garlic Wings

WHAT YOU NEED

You can make seriously flavorful filled chicken wings with just a few fresh ingredients.  Here’s what you’ll need to prepare the wings:

  • Chicken wings, split into wingettes and drumettes
  • Salt + Pepper 
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive Oil + Butter
  • Fresh lemon Juice
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Fresh garlic

Lemon Garlic Wings

COOKING LEMON GARLIC WINGS

If you’re grilling, start with low, indirect heat and place them skin-side up. Close the lid and leave them for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the skin has rendered, open the grill and grill the wings over high heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown and just slightly charred.

If you’re using an air fryer, spread the wings evenly in the basket without having them overlap and cook in the air fryer on high heat for 10 minutes. Then, flip with tongs and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Take the wings out of the air fryer and place them in a bowl of sauce and toss the wings until they’re completely coated. Place the wings back in the air fryer for an additional 4 minutes so the sauce cooks into your wings. This also helps get them extra crispy.

How to make Lemon Garlic Wings

Lemon Garlic Wings

HOW TO SERVE LEMON GARLIC WINGS

I like to dip these in my spicy cilantro garlic sauce. Serve with your favorite salad, grilled vegetables or flatbread. They work great as an appetizer or meal!

Lemon Garlic Wings

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These delicious, Lemon Garlic Wings are crispy chicken wings tossed a bright lemon and savory garlic butter sauce. You can make them on the grill or in the air fryer. They go perfectly with your favorite summer sides!
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chicken wings, split into wingettes and drumettes
MARINADE
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
LEMON GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Method
MARINATION:
  1. In a large bowl add wings, split into wingettes and drumettes. Drizzle on olive oil followed by lemon juice, lemon pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Toss and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
LEMON GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
  1. In a saucepan, warm butter on medium low heat until it starts to melt. Add in minced garlic. Turn off heat once the butter is completely melted and a translucent yellow color. Add in lemon juice salt and pepper and whisk until incorporated. Set aside.
GRILL
  1. Heat the grill temperature to about 350 degrees. Avoid too high of a heat to ensure the outside of the wings don’t cook too fast.
  2. On your greased grill, spread the wings out in one even layer, placing them skin-side up.
  3. Close the lid and leave them for 10 to 15 minutes, then rotate and flip the wings to ensure even cooking, allowing them to cook further for 5 minutes.
  4. Open grill lid, once the skin has rendered.
  5. Brush generously with the Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce and grill the wings over high heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown and just slightly charred. Depending on thickness of the wings and drumettes, they should take about 10 more minutes to cook.
AIR FRYER
  1. Preheat or warm your air fryer for 3 minutes at 380F.
  2. Once warm, remove basket and spread the wings evenly, without having them overlap.
  3. Cook in the air fryer at 380F for 10 minutes. Then, flip with tongs and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Take the wings out of the air fryer and toss them with the Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce until they’re completely coated. Place the wings back in the air fryer for an additional 5 minutes at 400F so the sauce cooks into the wings. This also helps get them extra crispy.

Enjoy,

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