Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings

Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings

Sweet and spicy is a heavenly flavor combo by itself, but add in lemon and you have something extraordinary in this recipe for Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings.

The recipe includes directions for baking them in the oven or smoking them on your Traeger pellet grill or smoker.

They make a great dinner or a fun game day appetizer.

However you enjoy them, be sure have LOTS of napkins on hand 😉

lemon chicken ingredients

How to make Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings

First season 3 pounds of jumbo split chicken wings.

Put them in a bowl or gallon size plastic bag with soy sauce, fresh lemon juice, lemon pepper seasoning, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Toss until coated and marinate in the fridge if possible.

seasoning the wings in a bowl

Then place them on a baking sheet (preferably on a wire rack) and place them in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Or onto your smoker or pellet grill at 250 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, flipping halfway through.

wings on the smoker before cooking

While the wings cook, make the sauce to coat the wings in a saucepan.

It’s basically some honey, butter, and hot sauce along with more lemon juice, soy sauce, and lemon pepper seasoning.

Bring it to a boil just for a few minutes and let it cool a bit.

It will thicken slightly as it cools.

making the sauce for Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings

Whether you are cooking the wings in the oven or your smoker or pellet grill, make sure they are above 165 degrees before serving.

Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings on the smoker before the sauce

Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings are a nice change from traditional chicken wings with this unique and flavorful sauce 🙂

Just toss them in the sauce before serving and enjoy.

Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings

YUM!!

Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings

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Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings

Honey Hot Lemon Pepper Wings is a recipe for a unique chicken wing flavor, they can be baked in the oven or the smoker or Traeger pellet grill!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Wings, Chicken Wings, Honey Hot, Lemon Pepper, Recipe, Smoked Chicken, Traeger Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 pounds
Calories 835 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds jumbo split chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce or wing sauce

Instructions

  1. Put the chicken wings in a gallon size plastic bag or bowl. Add half of the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the lemon pepper seasoning, 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

  2. Toss until the wings are coated and marinate in the fridge for a few hours if possible.

  3. Put the remaining lemon juice, the remaining tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning and soy sauce in a small saucepan with the honey, butter, and hot sauce (amount will depend on your spice preference). Bring to a boil just for a few minutes, stirring a few times and let cool (it will thicken as it cools).

  4. Place wings on a lined baking sheet and put in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, flip them halfway through. Wings should have an internal temperature above 165 degrees.

    Smoker/ Pellet Grill Directions: Place the chicken wings in a smoker set to 250 degrees for two and a half hours. Flip them halfway through.

  5. Serve the wings coated in the hot honey lemon pepper sauce.

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