Lemon Chicken Wings Recipe

Lemon Chicken Wings Recipe

How To Make Lemon Chicken Wings

Sink your teeth into these succulent lemon chicken wings, brined with lemon, honey, garlic, and herbs, then baked until tender, for a filling meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 55 minutes



  • lbschicken wings,party style, or whole chicken wings, halved crosswise
  • ¼cupkosher salt
  • 3tbsphoney
  • 3garlic cloves,smashed
  • 1dried bay leaf
  • 3fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1lemon,juiced, plus the squeezed pieces
  • 1tbspblack peppercorns
  • 8cupswater
  • cooking spray
  • 6lemon wedges,for serving
  • ranch dip,for serving, optional


  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour the water into a very large bowl. Add the salt and honey to the water, then stir until the salt has dissolved.

  2. Add the garlic, bay leaf, rosemary, and peppercorns to the bowl. Add the lemon juice and the squeezed lemon pieces. Pour 7 cups of very cold water over everything and stir until combined.

  3. Place the chicken wings in the brine, cover the bowl, and put it into the refrigerator.

  4. Chill for at least 2 hours, but no more than 8 hours.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  6. Remove the chicken wings from the brine and pat dry with a paper towel. Place the wings in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until the wings are a deep golden brown.

  8. Serve with lemon wedges and ranch dip, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 465.38kcal
  • Fat: 30.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.57g
  • Fiber: 1.19g
  • Sugar: 9.06g
  • Protein: 33.65g
  • Cholesterol: 209.79mg
  • Sodium: 1267.05mg
  • Calcium: 52.48mg
  • Potassium: 420.64mg
  • Iron: 1.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 21.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.95mg
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