Emeril's Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

These easy baked chicken wings from Emeril Lagasse are seasoned with thyme, cayenne, onion, and garlic powder, and tossed with butter and lemon juice for an elevated version of the game-day classic. They take just 15 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to bake. The result is a big batch of irresistible wings sure to please your crowd. Pick your favorite dipping sauce or two and you’ve got a winning appetizer ready to go.


  • 4 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint (wing tips removed)

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)

  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • Blue cheese or ranch dressing, or barbecue sauce, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with lemon juice. Add pepper, garlic and onion powders, and salt. Add thyme, crushing it between your fingers as you go. Add cayenne and melted butter. Stir mixture thoroughly, then arrange wings in one layer on baking sheet.

  2. Cook 20 minutes, then rotate sheet and flip wings. Cook until wings are browned and cooked through, 10 minutes. Serve with desired dipping sauce.

    emerils oven roasted chicken wings
    Raymond Hom

Cook's Notes

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse from Emeril 20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast.

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