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Best Lemon Herb Chicken Wings

by Capri Lilly

Tender, flavorful chicken wings drenched in lemony herbaceous sauce making each bite so sensational, it’ll leave you wanting more and more! These lemon herb chicken wings are a wonderful family dish made with all real ingredients!

Serve these chicken wings with my Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts for a full meal!

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Okay, I don’t normally toot my horn, but in this case, I literally have to. So, here it goes, *TOOT TOOT!*, very loud, blaring, and proud! Okay, now that I got that out, I must tell you, my lemon herb chicken wings are the best wings ever! I know you’re probably thinking sure, everyone says that, but just wait until you try this recipe. 


This Lemon Herb Chicken Wings recipe is one I’ve made for numerous occasions, mostly by request. Today I will share all the tips and tricks you’ll need to make the perfect herbaceous wings every time. The beauty of this recipe is that you can bake these wings or grill them, both ways are perfect!

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How to make the best lemon herb chicken wings

Lemon herb marinade ingredients

Secret #1

The first key for the best results is to use as many fresh herbs as possible. My favorites to use are Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme. 

how to season lemon herb chicken

Secret #2 

Don’t skimp on the seasonings. Seasonings are essential to enhance the flavors of this dish. I use Paprika, Cumin, Chili Powder, and Dried Oregano.

how to make a lemon herb marinade

Secret #3

Make your marinade from scratch using the ingredients I’ve listed. No need to buy a store brought marinade when you can make a high-quality, preservative-free, flavorful marinade at home. Instead of seasoning the chicken with the herbs and spices, add everything to a small bowl of olive oil and juice of a few lemons.

oven baked chicken wings

Secret #4

The most important tip! Make sure to use high-quality chicken. I buy my chicken from Buy Ranch Direct, a co-op of family-owned & operated ranches, dedicated to providing a consistent source of responsibly and sustainably raised meats that are completely organic grass-fed AND finished. They ship within the U.S. so you can have quality meat delivered to your door. I offer two box options at the Good Food Baddie VIP discount rate if you’re interested!

marinate chicken

Secret #5

Now that you have your chicken and this delicious marinade, the next step is to transfer the chicken to a large bowl and all the wings are evenly coated in the marinade.

The last and final secret is time. If you have some extra time, make this dish ahead of time for the best results. Marinade the chicken for at least 2 hours before cooking to allow the flavors to seep through the chicken.

Now you know exactly how to make delicious wings. When you are ready to cook the wings you’ll simply transfer them into a large oven-safe dish and roast the chicken for at least 45 minutes.

After the initial roasting, you will notice that the chicken produces a lot of liquid. Carefully remove the liquid, then flip the chicken to the other side. Roast for an additional 15 minutes uncovered to produce a nice crispy crust.

best lemon herb chicken wings

A couple of tips on how to make the best oven-baked Lemon Herb Chicken Wings

  • Bake the chicken covered. Make sure the temperature is not too high, 375°F is just right.
  • I personally think a slow roast for at the bare minimum of 45 minutes makes the best chicken that falls off the wings. I usually bake my chicken for an hour, placing it in the oven, setting the timer, and just letting the oven do its thing. 
  • Once the chicken is done its initial roasting, uncover the chicken and carefully remove any excess liquid that has accumulated. Flip the wings to the other side, then transfer the chicken back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes so that it develops a golden crispy skin.

What to Eat With Lemon Herb Chicken Wings

My favorite side dish to have with these incredible chicken wings is mashed potatoes! I love serving the chicken wings with the mashed potatoes and pouring the lemon herb juices from the dish onto the potatoes! OH SO GOOD!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Accordion Potatoes

4-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Now you are equipped with everything you need to know about making THE BEST Lemon Herb Chicken Wings. I cannot wait for you to make them! If you do, don’t forget to share pictures with me on Instagram! I love hearing from you all and seeing your delicious creations! 

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4.77 from 13 votes

Best Lemon Herb Chicken Wings

Tender, flavorful chicken wings drenched in lemony herbaceous sauce making each bite so sensational, it’ll leave you wanting more and more! These lemon herb chicken wings are a wonderful family dish made with all real ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Sauce or Marinade
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Keyword: chicken wings, goodfoodbaddie, grilled chicken, herb, lemon, lemon baked chicken wings, oven baked chicken wings
Servings: 6
Calories: 565kcal


  • 2-3 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 1 Lemon, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped for garnish

Lemon Herb Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Lemons
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Sage, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 3 tsp Paprika
  • 3 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Red Crushed Peppers, optional


  • Prepare the lemon-herb marinade using the ingredients listed.
  • In a large bowl, or oven-safe pan combined chicken and marinade. Mix well to evenly coat the chicken. If time permits allow the chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours (covered in the fridge).
  • When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 375°F. (If the chicken was marinating in the fridge, remove the chicken from the fridge to allow it to come to room temperature before cooking)
  • With chicken in an oven-safe baking dish, add sliced lemon and top with salt and pepper, about 1/2 tsp each.
  • Cover the chicken with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the foil covering. The chicken will have produced a lot of liquid while cooking. Carefully remove most of the liquid and bake the chicken (uncovered) for an additional 15 minutes to achieve a golden brown skin.
  • Garnish with Parsley and serve.

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Jen June 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm

Yum! I’ve been seeing so many tasty wing recipes lately it’s making me grave them. They look amazing!

melissa chapman June 12, 2020 - 8:46 pm

5 stars
Chicken wings are always a great food for a game or party but these look special. I know these lemon herb wings will be a new favorite.

Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:50 am

Hi Melissa! SO glad you like!

Heather June 13, 2020 - 12:53 pm

5 stars
Lemon and chicken go together so well. This looks delicious and I can’t wait to make it.

Lynndee June 13, 2020 - 1:28 pm

5 stars
Chicken is always on the weekly menu over here because my boys are huge fans. I have all the ingredients for this recipe so I’m going to make this tonight. Yum!

Lizzie Lau June 14, 2020 - 1:58 am

5 stars
These lemon herb chicken wings are amazing. I’d only ever had spicy wings before, but these have so much flavor!

Star Traci June 14, 2020 - 3:24 am

5 stars
Well, “Toot, toot!” is right. These look glorious. I am always open to chicken recipes that mix it up a little and this definitely meets that challenge. Yum!

Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:49 am

Thanks!! Hope you enjoy!

solrazo.com June 14, 2020 - 4:53 am

5 stars
Yummy recipe! Thinking of something to prepare for Father’s Day, I guess I could add this too.

Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:49 am

Sounds like a great idea! 🙂

Swathi June 14, 2020 - 5:29 pm

5 stars
That herb chicken wings with lemon and herb combo looks just awesome. Love to have this for weekend movie night.

Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:49 am

Hi Swathi! That sounds like such a great idea!

Beth June 14, 2020 - 7:13 pm

5 stars
My husband loves to make different flavors of chicken wings. He is going to love trying these!

Ana June 15, 2020 - 4:52 am

5 stars
Your lemon herb chicken wings look incredibly delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:48 am

Anytime! Glad you like!

Liz November 9, 2020 - 3:28 pm

5 stars
Any tips on trying this recipe with chicken breasts instead of wings?

Capri Lilly November 9, 2020 - 9:26 pm

Hi Liz, you can make the chicken breast just the same! The only difference is that you will bake it in the oven for a little less time, about 35-40 minutes. A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees in the thickest part of the breast.

Catalina June 15, 2020 - 8:44 am

5 stars
I was thinking about chicken wings for tonight dinner. I will make your recipe!

Natalie June 17, 2020 - 2:51 pm

5 stars
This looks like a winner. I bet my family would enjoy this very much. Thanks for the recipe. I’ve just saved it. Can’t wait to give it a try.

Capri Lilly June 19, 2020 - 12:15 am

Thanks, Natalie! I hope you enjoy!

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Sweets April 28, 2021 - 11:04 pm

2 stars
Was very oily

Capri Lilly April 28, 2021 - 11:21 pm

Hi Sweets! Thank you for the feedback. Sorry you found the chicken very oily. The chicken typically accumulates a lot of liquid as it bakes. After 45 minutes of baking, I typically pour out the excess liquid, flip the wings, then put them back in the oven for 15 to get a crispy crust. I’ve added this information to the recipe card. Thanks for trying the recipe 🙂


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