These spicy baked chicken wings are perfect for game day or anytime you need to whip up a casual, yet delicious, appetizer.
Making your own homemade flavored seasonings is easy. However, finding the perfect balance of flavors is more of an art than a science, because individual tastes vary so widely.
The proportions shared here offer a safe starting point. The whole black peppercorns impart a BOLD flavor to this seasoning, so it’s best to start with a small amount and adjust upwards until you find the level of heat you prefer. Once you do, you can create larger batches of this seasoning and store the remaining amounts in an airtight container for several months.
Prep time: 50 minutes (includes drying time for zest which can be done in advance)
Cook time: 50 minutes
4-5 large organic lemons, zested
1 Tablespoon. kosher salt
1 teaspoon. black peppercorns, crushed
4 lbs (2kg). chicken wings, tips removed and patted dry
3 Tablespoons. extra virgin olive oil