Crispy, buttery and delicious air fryer lemon pepper wings! These are so easy to make and are the perfect appetiser or easy meal.
Lemon Pepper Wings in a bowl in baking paper with butter sauce and lemon wedges.

This recipe is sponsored by Atkins AU.

These lemon pepper wings are the best crowd pleaser recipe! Family-friendly, perfect for entertaining, lunch or a super-easy dinner! This chicken wings recipe is sugar-free and low carb keto friendly too! Serve them with light low carb beer or a virgin sparkling Ginger Elixir. Yummo!

Related recipes: Air Fryer Cauliflower with Lemon and Cumin / Air Fryer Green Beans

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

I am a HUGE chicken wings fan. And I am now an even bigger fan since I got an air fryer! Oh wow! How easy it is to cook the crispiest chicken wings in the air fryer! I know I am going to have to try a lot more air fryer chicken recipes in my future too!

I know how everyone loves trendy new kitchen appliances so we have included how to cook these keto chicken wings in the air fryer or bake them. For our thermie-lovers I have also added how to cook lemon butter sauce in the Thermomix too.


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple & quick: ketogenic chicken recipes are super popular. These air fryer keto wings are so quick and easy. I am sure you will love them as an effortless low carb meal.
  • Thermomix friendly – make in the ThermomixMagimix or any food processor in no time and with easy cleanup.

Key Ingredients

Chicken Wings – I use fresh wings that I cut into wingettes and drumettes. Keep the wing tips for stock (or the doggo – Stormy loves a wingtip or two). You can use frozen wings just extend the baking time.

Atkins Crispbread – I use the Atkins Crispbread as an alternative for breadcrumbs. They are low carb and a little goes a long way in this recipe. For a gluten-free option see the recipe card notes.

Brown sweetener -I use Sukrin Gold sweetener. It is so much like regular brown sugar but without all the carbs. You can use a white sweetener or leave it out completely. I do find the brown sweetener gives it a delicate sweetness and slightly caramelises the sauce.

Keto Baking Powder – a quality double acting baking powder is the holy grail of keto chicken wings cornstarch. I use Bobs Red Mill brand. It isn’t bitter tasting and works great for low carb wings and keto baking.

Making Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer

Step 1: Combine the crushed crispbread, baking powder and salt flakes in a bag or large bowl. Toss chicken wings in the seasoning to evenly coat.

Step 2: Preheat the air fryer to 200°C. Place the wings in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 15 minutes turning halfway through cooking. Cook until golden and crispy.

Step 3: Meanwhile to make the sauce; place all the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer until reduced by half. Add the cooked chicken wings to the sauce. Turn to coat and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

Chef’s Tips

  1. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. You can reheat chicken wings in a preheated oven or air fryer at 170°C for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Want gluten-free crispy wings? Dip the chicken wings into almond meal, whey protein isolate, pork rinds or shredded parmesan before baking or frying.
  3. For oven baked wings, bake on baking sheet at 200-220°C for 25-35 minutes total time or until crispy.
A bowl of keto chicken wings with a pack of Atkins crispbreads.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze cooked chicken wings?

Yes, you can. It is always best to freeze individual foods like chicken wings on a tray first. You do this so they don’t all clump together. This way when you want to defrost and reheat you can just take what you need from the freezer.

Can I cook chicken wings in the air fryer?

Yes, you can. I have added steps for keto air fryer chicken wings.

What to serve with lemon pepper chicken wings?

I love a good sauce like ranch dressing or Blue Cheese Sauce. A tasty salad like Keto Tabbouleh, Keto Coleslaw and Roasted Pumpkin Salad or all perfect with chicken wings.
Bread is always great to break the rich sauce and fat. Our Keto Wraps, Low Carb Flatbread or Keto Tortillas.

Can I use other cuts of chicken?

Choose any preferred cut for a crispy low carb chicken treat. This would work perfectly with tenderloins too! I think this is a must try for me!

A bowl of chicken wings with a lemon butter sauce sprinkle with parsley.

More Recipes to Try

Here are just a few more air fryer recipes you might love. We have loads of keto chicken recipes if you are looking for more inspiration.

  1. Keto Salmon Patties
  2. Keto Onion Rings
  3. Smokey Keto Barbecue Sauce this is the perfect keto wing sauce.
  4. Keto Buffalo Blue Cheese Dressing – blue cheese dressing is always perfect with Buffalo wings, oven baked wings or just about any chicken wing recipe I know of.
  5. Easy Chicken Smoker Rub is a great seasoning substitute for keto Nashville spicy chicken.

Whether you have just started the keto diet or have been in it for the long haul you will always find loads of keto recipes on the Mad Creations Hub. We are more than just a keto recipe site though. You will find loads of recipes suited to a gluten free diet, low carb recipes, air fryer recipes, crockpot recipes and more.

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Lemon Pepper Wings in a bowl in baking paper with butter sauce and lemon wedges.

Keto Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Crispy, buttery and delicious air fryer lemon pepper wings! These are so easy to make and are the perfect appetiser or easy meal.
5 from 112 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 542kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 serves
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Ingredients 

  • 0.5 cup (0.5 cup) crushed Atkins Crispbreads see notes, approx. 5-6 crispbreads
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) baking powder see notes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning I use sugar-free Goya brand, optional
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) salt flakes
  • 0.5 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) chicken wings cut into wingettes and drumettes
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) fresh parsley finely chopped
  • Lemon wedges to serve

LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

  • 0.5 cup (0.5 cup) butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) brown sweetener
  • 1/4 cup (0.25 cup) chicken broth chicken stock or water
  • 3 tablespoons (3 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 2 cloves (2 cloves) garlic finely minced, optional

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Combine the crushed crispbread, baking powder, lemon pepper (if using), salt and pepper in a bag or large bowl. Toss chicken wings in the seasoning to evenly coat. Use either of the cooking methods below.
  • Meanwhile to make the sauce; place all the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Add the cooked chicken wings to the sauce. Turn to coat and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

TO BAKE

  • PREHEAT oven to 210°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place a single layer of wings onto the prepared tray. Bake 25-30 minutes, turning half way, or until wings are golden and crispy.

TO AIR FRY

  • Preheat the air fryer to 200°C. Place the wings in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Cook for 15 minutes turning halfway through cooking. Cook until golden and crispy.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Prepare and bake the chicken as above.
  • To make the sauce; place all sauce ingredients into mixer; cook 5 min/110°C/speed 1. Pour into a mixing bowl. Add the cooked chicken wings to the sauce. Turn to coat and serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

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Notes

This recipe yields approximately 2-4 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 4. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 
All recipes have been tested using all of the cooking methods included by various recipe testers.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, store in an airtight container and freeze.
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.
SUBSTITUTIONS
Chicken wings can be easily swapped with thigh fillets or drumsticks. Prawns or cauliflower would also be a great alternative.
Serve with air fryer cauliflower or air fried green beans.
Replace the crispbread with almond meal or a 2:1 ratio of coconut flour/sesame flour mixture, if preferred. See the blog post above for more information in the FAQ’s.
Baking powder brand choice is pretty important (IMO). Some brands are very bitter. I use either Bobs Red Mill or Lotus Pantry double acting baking powder. 
AIR FRYER TIPS
Always check the manufacturer’s recommendations for lining or oiling the air fryer basket. 
I used a Philips XXL air fryer and a Ninja XL Grill with my testing.
 

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg | Magnesium: 27mg | Net Carbs: 4g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger and author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Keto Mojo, Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017.

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62 responses to “Keto Lemon Pepper Wings (Air Fry or Bake)”

  1. Anonymous

    5 stars
    Delicious! Will definitely make again!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      yay! I am so happy you enjoyed them

  2. Liz

    5 stars
    I love lemon pepper wings! I always order at a restaurant, but I have never made at home. Excited to give this recipe a try!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I hope you love them Liz

  3. Beth

    5 stars
    I’m always looking for new ideas for chicken wings. I so appreciate the tips for substitution for the crispbread – I’m definitely going to try them that way, thanks.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Enjoy!

  4. Nina

    5 stars
    Super delicious 😋 five stars! Thanks Megan 😋😋😋

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Woohoo!

  5. Julia

    5 stars
    LOVE these lemon pepper wings, tangy with a kick. Making in the air fryer makes my life so much easier.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks for trying them Julia

  6. Monica

    5 stars
    I just made this using chicken tenders and coconut flour since the Atkins Crisp Bread is not available in my area. YUM!! And that sauce is to die for! I will definitely keep this dish on the menu!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Good to hear you improvised Monica (and enjoyed them). Thanks for giving the recipe a go.

  7. Loreto and Nicoletta Nardelli

    5 stars
    This is a great low-carb alternative! The wings look very crispy and deliciously tasty!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks

  8. sara

    This is the perfect recipe for game day food the whole crowd will love. There were NONE left! I think someone licked the platter too! Thanks so much!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so good to hear Sara!

  9. Liz

    5 stars
    Lemon pepper wings, yum! Thanks for sharing how to make in the air fryer! I am excited to give this recipe a try!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Enjoy them Liz!

  10. Ramona

    5 stars
    This is the perfect appetizer and I cant wait to try these out! They look so crispy and delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Ramona

  11. Aditi Bahl

    Lemon and chicken is my most loved combo. Lovely recipe and beautiful presentation. Will try this soon.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I hope you love it Aditi

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