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You don't need a bunch of ingredients to make out-of-this-world wings. A few flavor packed ingredients will do! Tangy and woody lemon-pepper mixed with the complex, smoky spice of harissa will give your usual wings some extra lift.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
1 hr 45 mins
15 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix together lemon-pepper seasoning and 1 tablespoon harissa paste in a bowl. Pat dry the wings and place in a resealable plastic bag. Add seasoning mix, close bag, and shake, massaging the seasoning until every part of wings is well coated. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Remove chicken wings from refrigerate and allow to come to room temperature while oven preheats.

  • Whisk remaining harissa paste and honey in a small bowl until fully mixed.

  • Place wings, meaty-sides up, on the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between each wing. Baste exposed sides with harissa-honey sauce.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn each wing and baste with remaining sauce. Bake until wings are cooked throughout and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 10 to 15 minutes more.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and turn on the oven's broiler. Crisp wings under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, if desired. Top with fresh lemon zest before serving.

Cook's Note:

I used homemade lemon-pepper seasoning for this recipe (my recipe is on this site). Dry the zest of 2 organic lemons, add 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) multicolored peppercorns. Grind in a food processor fitted with a blade. Add 1/4 teaspoon dried garlic and 1/4 teaspoon dried onion. Pulse until fine and combined completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use within 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 15.4g; carbohydrates 23g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 47.5mg; sodium 1752.6mg. Full Nutrition