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Deliciously Tangy Lemon-Beer Chicken Wings: A Slow & Flavorful Fruit Beer Cooking Delight

Deliciously Tangy Lemon-Beer Chicken Wings: A Slow & Flavorful Fruit Beer Cooking Delight

Cooking with Fruit Beer

When it comes to adding flavor to your dishes, beer isn’t often the first thing that comes to mind. However, incorporating fruit beer into your cooking can bring a unique and delicious twist to your recipes. One such recipe that showcases the wonderful combination of flavors is the Low & Slow Lemon-Pepper Lemon-Beer Chicken Wings.

Low & Slow for Tender Wings

The key to perfectly cooked chicken wings is slow cooking at a low temperature. This technique ensures that the wings remain juicy and flavorful, while allowing the meat to become tender and fall off the bone effortlessly. In this recipe, the wings are marinated in lemon beer, creating a citrusy tang that pairs beautifully with the other ingredients.

Lemon-Pepper Flavor Explosion

Lemon-pepper is a classic seasoning that complements the zesty flavors of the lemon-beer marinade. It adds a zingy and refreshing taste to the wings, making them even more irresistible. The combination of lemon and pepper creates a perfect balance of tangy and savory, elevating the overall flavor profile of the dish.


  • 2 pounds of chicken wings
  • 1 cup of fruit beer (preferably lemon-flavored)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the fruit beer, lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried thyme. Mix well.
  2. Add the chicken wings to the marinade and toss until thoroughly coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to low heat, around 250°F (120°C).
  4. Remove the chicken wings from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off, and place them directly on the grill grates.
  5. Cook the wings for about 1.5-2 hours, flipping occasionally, until they are golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Once cooked, remove the wings from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. These delicious lemon-pepper lemon-beer chicken wings are perfect for any occasion. Serve them as an appetizer or as the main course alongside your favorite side dishes. They pair exceptionally well with garlic aioli or a tangy barbecue sauce.

So next time you’re in the mood for some finger-licking chicken wings, give this Low & Slow Lemon-Pepper Lemon-Beer Chicken Wings recipe a try. You’ll be amazed at how the fruity flavors of the beer and the zesty combination of lemon and pepper elevate your ordinary wings into a gourmet delight. Happy cooking!


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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