Lemon Pepper Marinated Chicken Wings (Paleo/Gluten Free/Aip Options)

I brag a lot about my kiddos. Truly, I know I am biased but I have really been impressed with my oldest getting interested in cooking. She’s constantly asking to help and I’m always trying to find something for her to do. It may be because some of our favorite shows are Gordon Ramsay’s including Master Chef Junior. They even call the back yard our “garden.” Madison even comes up with some good ideas from time to time.

I ask the kids every week what they would like to eat. I believe this helps them feel like they’re included in the decision and they’re more likely to eat it. This week Madison said, “I want some chicken wings. Please!” A great idea was born and I even added it to my batch cooking for the week.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A pound of Chicken Wings (I used the drumette ones.)
  • The Juice of One Large Lemon
  • Olive Oil (Varies… Add enough to coat, but not drown.)
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper (Omit for AIP)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt (To Taste)

I would have to say my favorite recipes are the ones with the shortest ingredient lists. To marinate this ahead of time, add all of the ingredients into a ziplock or other container of choice. Let marinate for a few hours, overnight in the refrigerator, or freeze until needed. Make sure to defrost under refrigeration the night before if you do freeze them.

Remove the chicken from the bag and toss the left over marinade. There are two ways that you can cook this; under the broiler or on a grill. You choose! But I’m thinking the grill is always the best. You can stress relieve by hanging outside in the sunshine, with your loved ones, and cook at the same time. Just make sure they’re fully cooked in the middle. Remember, the smaller the wings, the less time they take. Cooking times will vary, but if working with your broiler do it in 5 minute intervals, and flip. Return it to the oven until done and desired color.

It’s really that simple. My favorite kind of recipe! I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe. No picture yet, but as soon as I pull out the next batch I’ll be sure to update. Until next time, I’m sending you easy to pull off meals, from my Common Sense Kitchen to yours.

-Ami M. Lee, Batch Cooking Wizard, The Common Sense Cook

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