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Lemon-Pesto Chicken Wings

Lemon-Pesto Chicken Wings

Course entree
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 lbs chicken wings, tips removed
  • 3/4 cup store-bought basil pesto
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest


  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Place wings in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Do not rinse raw poultry.
  • Wash hands with soap and water after handling uncooked chicken.
  • Place sheet in oven and bake wings for 25–30 minutes, until they are well browned and crispy, and the internal temperature reaches 165 °F on food thermometer.
  • 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.
  • When wings are cooked, remove from oven and place in pesto mixture. Toss to coat well.


This recipe was developed using the Safe Recipe Style Guide at SafeRecipeGuide.org