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
Servings: 6 people
- 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.
- 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.