Lemon-Pesto Chicken Wings

National Chicken Council
  • Yield: 4 servings


4pounds chicken wings, tips removed
3/4cup store-bought basil pesto
1teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 lemon, zested and juiced


  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Place wings in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until wings are well browned and crispy.
  3. While wings are roasting, combine pesto, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and lemon zest (the peel without any of the white pith) in a bowl large enough to hold all wings.
  4. When wings are finished, remove from oven and place in pesto mixture. Toss to coat well.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 420
  • Fat 27g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Carbohydrate 5g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 40g