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lemon pepper wings with crispy skin

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings

These air fryer lemon pepper wings are crisp to perfection!  Just a few simple ingredients like lemon, pepper, chicken wings and ghee and you have an easy appetizer recipe.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings 16 wings
Author Lyndsey


  • ½ pound chicken wings
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3-4 garlic cloves grated
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • onion salt or other dry rub.


  • Rinse and pat chicken dry. Season well with your favorite dry rub, be sure it includes salt.
  • Add chicken to air fryer basket coated with coconut oil spray. Air fry wings at 360F for 12 minutes per side.
  • Melt ghee and mix in remaining ingredients to make lemon pepper sauce.
  • Once wings are done, lightly coat the wings in the lemon pepper sauce. Serve immediately.


Prep ahead and cook later! You can prep your wings by dry rubbing them and then freezing them. Once you are ready to eat, you can cook the frozen wings in the air fryer according to the directions and add an additional 5 minutes (2.5 minutes per side).
Super crispy skin: To make your crispy air fryer wings even that much crispier, try bumping up the temperature to 400F for the last 4-5 minutes of cooking.
Flavor variations: If you're looking to try another healthy air fryer wings recipe, give my ranch Ninja Foodi chicken wings a try!
Ideas for what to serve with chicken wings: I like a veggie side with chicken wings. Here are a few of my favorite healthy vegetable sides.