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Keto Lemon Pepper Wings

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Keto Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are low-carb, dairy-free, and nut-free. With the addition of lemon juice and a dose of pepper, this recipe yields perfectly cooked juicy and crispy wings with a zesty lemon pepper flavor.


Optional Garnish:

  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped


  1. To a large plastic storage bag, add chicken wings, lemon juice, avocado oil, pepper, and salt. Seal storage bag and use hands to move marinade around and fully coat chicken wings in oil, lemon juice, and spices. Transfer storage bag of chicken wings to refrigerator to marinate for 4 hours.
  2. After marinating, preheat oven to 425 degrees and place baking rack atop parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Transfer wings from storage bag to prepared baking rack, skin-side up, and bake until wings are cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove wings from oven, allow to slightly cool, and serve with chopped fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes:

Chicken Wings Substitution: Drumsticks can be used in this recipe instead. Note that the cooking time might be a bit longer depending on their size.

Lemon Juice Substitution: Lime juice can be substituted at a 1:1 ratio for lemon juice. This will change the flavor profile slightly.

Avocado Oil Substitution: You can substitute olive oil at a 1:1 ratio for avocado oil.

Onion Powder Substitution: Dried minced onion can be substituted at a 1:1 ratio.

Garlic Powder Substitution: Minced garlic can be used instead of garlic powder. I would suggest using about 1-2 tsp minced garlic in its place.

Net Carbs: Per serving, these lemon chicken wings have 1.3 grams of net carbs. A serving size is ⅓ lb wings and the recipe, as written, yields 8 servings. Net carbs are calculated by taking total carbs, subtracting fiber, and subtracting sugar alcohols.

Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Oven Reheating Instructions: Lay chicken wings in an even layer atop a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees until warmed throughout.

Microwave Reheating Instructions: Reheat chicken wings in the microwave in 30-45 second increments until warmed through.

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