Lemon-Pesto Chicken Wings Recipe

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Use store-bought pesto for an easy shortcut in this recipe.

If a crowd is gathering at your house to watch a football game, this Lemon-Pesto Chicken Wings Recipe is sure to be a hit. Serve as part of a buffet or as an entrée along with pasta and a green salad.

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


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. On baking sheet, place wings in single layer.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until wings are well-browned and crispy.
  4. While wings are roasting, combine pesto, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest and juice in bowl large enough to hold all the wings.
  5. When wings come out of oven, place them in pesto mixture.
  6. Toss to coat well. Yields 4 servings.

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