Crispy fried lemon pepper chicken wings on a white plate
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Easy Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

Enjoy this zingy lemon pepper chicken wings. This recipe includes a lemon-pepper sauce that boosts the flavor tenfold. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon pepper wings
Appliance: Cooking Thermometer, Dutch oven
Servings: 6 people
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 12 chicken wings
  • 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • canola or sunflower oil for frying
  • 2 tsp parsley chopped
  • lemon wedges to serve

Lemon pepper sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning


  • Cut the chicken wings in two, separating the vignettes and drumettes. For this, cut the wingtip with a cleaver, then cut vertically through the joint. Pat them with a kitchen towel to ensure they are dry. 
  • Spread the all-purpose flour in a wide bowl. Season it with salt, pepper, and paprika. 
  • Heat the oil in a deep pan and bring it around 375 degrees F. You can also check if the oil is hot enough by dropping in a piece of bread. It should float on top and start turning golden brown. 
  • Gently drop in the chicken wings in the hot oil and fry for 3-5 minutes. Take care to avoid overcrowding the pan. Lower the heat to medium and fry for 5-7 minutes more or till it is done near the bone. An instant-read thermometer should read 165 degrees F. 
  • Meanwhile, make a lemon-pepper sauce by adding lemon pepper seasoning to the melted butter. Keep it ready as the chicken wings fry.
  • Once done, remove the chicken from the oil with a slotted spoon. They should be golden brown and firm to touch at this stage. 
  • Arrange the chicken wings on a wide platter. Brush them with the lemon-pepper sauce while they are still hot. 
  • Serve the wings with lemon wedges and chopped parsley. 
    Grilled chicken lemon pepper wings on a plate


  • Lemon pepper wings are excellent appetizers, served usually with drinks. You can scale it up for dinner with mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, and a salad. 
  • You can make the sauce with equal amounts of olive oil if you want to avoid butter.
  • Use the sauce to brush over as per your taste. You can use more of the sauce if you like a lively kick to the wings. However, keep in mind that using more sauce will also make the wings less crispy.