It’s Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings today – whoopee!

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings by Diverse Dinners

If you don’t already know by now, I love, love, love chicken wings. You can give them to me almost any way and I will appreciate them. Chicken wings are my go to bar snack whilst sipping a cocktail; my at home on a Saturday afternoon snack when watching a movie or two; and my late night snack, on those nights when I plan on indulging in a late morning/early afternoon sleep in.

I like this Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings recipe. This is a no fuss recipe, no frying or coating in flour required. It’s just the wings and a marvelous coating of flavors.

Aside from the wings, the most important ingredients are of course lemon juice, black pepper and white pepper. I often have rainbow peppers in my pantry and they would be great for this recipe too, but make sure to add a touch of white of pepper if you want a little peppery heat to your wings. Onion granules, salt and a touch of curry powder are added to create a base of flavor and wholegrain mustard heightens the acidic element and complements the lemon.

I imagine everyone furrowing their brows at the thought of curry powder in Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings, but trust me, a touch of curry powder with chicken is always great when cooking with lemon, herbs and other spices. Canola oil is a very important ingredient also and is added to the mix to help get that crispy exterior at first bite.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings by Diverse Dinners

These Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are truly divine. This recipe feeds two, but you can double up on quantities for four. However, you should do a taste test to make sure you have the right balance of flavors.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings: 16 -20


  • 1 1/2 lb - 2 lb chicken wings split
  • 1 tbsp onion granules
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper or fresh ground rainbow pepper
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp canola oil + extra for drizzle

Equipment & Utensils

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large cooking tray
  • Parchment paper


  • Rinse wings in cool water and remove any stray feathers you see.
  • Pat wings dry with paper towels and place in a bowl then set aside.
  • Place onion granules, mustard, curry powder, salt, pepper lemon juice and oil in a small bowl and mix thoroughly then add to wings.
  • Toss and rubs wings so that seasoning covers all wings on all sides.
  • Transfer wings to a parchment-lined cooking tray and then drizzle with a little extra canola oil.
  • Place in a preheated oven at 430 and cook for 15-20 mins then remove from oven and turn each wing. Each wing should be golden when turned over.
  • Return to the oven and cook for a further 10-15 mins.
  • Once golden on both sides, remove from oven and serve immediately.