Keto Lemon Pepper Chicken Wing Recipe

  • By: kim
  • Date: July 16, 2018
  • Time to read: 3 min.

These spicy baked pepper lemon chicken wings are perfect for game day parties, BBQ’s or anytime you need to whip up a casual, yet delicious, low carb appetizer.

You will find that making your own homemade flavored seasonings is just so easy. However, finding the perfect balance of flavors is more of an art than a science, because individual tastes vary so widely.

The proportions shared here offer a safe starting point. The whole black peppercorns impart a STRONG flavor to this seasoning, so it’s best to start with a small amount and adjust upwards until you find the level of heat you prefer. Once you do, you can create larger batches of this seasoning and store the remaining amounts in an airtight container for several months.

Low Carb Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Recipe

Prep time: 50 minutes (includes drying time for the lemon zest which can be done in advance)
Cook time: 50 minutes
Serves 4


Lemon-Pepper Seasoning:

4-5 large organic lemons, zested
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp whole black peppercorns, crushed

Chicken Wings:

4 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed and patted dry
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

How to make the Chicken Wings

Position oven rack to center position and preheat oven to warm (lowest setting).

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

To prepare the lemon-pepper seasoning, wash the lemons and pat dry. Remove zest from each lemon with a microplane. While doing so, collect as much of the flavorful yellow outer layer as possible, while avoiding the more bitter white layer below.

Spread the zest in a thin layer on the parchment paper and place in the oven. After 20 minutes, remove the pan from oven and shake to make sure zest is drying evenly. Return to oven until thoroughly dried, approximately 25-30 minutes.

Remove dried lemon zest from the oven and increase oven temperature to 425°F.

Add the dried lemon zest to the spice grinder or food processor along with salt and black peppercorns. Grind ingredients until desired consistency is reached. Taste and adjust ratio of salt and pepper as desired.

lemon and pepper seasoning for chicken

In a large bowl, combine chicken wings with olive oil and 1 – 2 tablespoons of lemon-pepper seasoning and toss until evenly coated.

Arrange seasoned chicken wings in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Do not overcrowd. Place baking sheet on center rack of a hot preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Remove baking sheet from oven and turn each wing to ensure they cook evenly on all sides. Return to oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until wings are browned and crispy.

Chicken Wings Baked in Oven with Lemon and Pepper Seasoning

Remove from oven and serve immediately with sliced celery and low carb blue cheese or ranch dressing, if desired.

More Keto Chicken Recipes

Here are other great chicken recipes that are perfect if you are following a low carb diet.

Spatchcock Chicken Recipe Keto Low Carb

Slow Cooker Chicken Wing and Pork Ribs Recipe

Leftover Chicken Recipe Ideas

Lemon Pepper Wings: Keto Diet Friendly  a quick and easy chicken wing recipe from that would be perfect as an appetizer or as a low carb snack.

Keto Lemon Pepper Wings

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe Oven Baked

Lemon Pepper Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Oven Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings 

Salt and Pepper Chicken Ribs Recipe


Low Carb Keto Diet Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Wing Recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Low Carb Side Dish Ideas

Previous Post

50 Top Keto Diet Side Dishes: Low Carb and Easy

Next Post

Chicken Kebab Recipe: Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs

Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Kebab Recipe