Lemon Pepper Wings

Crispy lemon pepper chicken wings to make for dinner tonight! These wings are not only simple but are fried to perfection and packed full of juicy lemon and butter flavor.

Lemon Pepper Wings

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Everything about these lemon pepper wings looks and sounds and tastes incredible. These wings are fried crispy and perfect for game day food, a summer picnic, or just a yummy family dinner. The lemon flavor pairs amazingly with the pepper. Look at that golden brown color- it’s making me want to reach into the screen and grab one.


If you’ve never fried chicken before, this is a great recipe to start with. Don’t be intimidated because it’s super simple to fry these small chicken wings. And they only need a few minutes in the oil to cook through. Just make sure no little ones are close to the hot oil! Safety first always.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

How to Make Lemon Pepper Wings

To start these tasty wings, melt the butter in a small bowl. Stir in the lemon pepper and the lemon juice and mix them together. Set that aside while you heat up the oil. Heat two cups of oil in a large stove top pan over medium heat. To test if the oil is ready you can dip a wooden spoon handle into the oil. If the oil starts bubbling around the handle – then it’s ready!

Drop in the chicken wings and fry them for about 8 minutes or until the juices run clear. Don’t be afraid to fry a few together in the same pot or you can fry them in batches. Whatever you feel most comfortable with. Take them out and let the oil soak up on a plate with paper towels. Toss the chicken wings in the butter and lemon mixture. Coat all the sides and serve warm! Yum yum yum!!

Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

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Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

5 from 9 votes

Crispy lemon pepper chicken wings to make for dinner tonight! These wings are not only simple but are fried to perfection and packed full of juicy lemon and butter flavor.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 wings
Calories 174 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 cups oil or as needed
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 TB lemon pepper
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 12 wings


  1. Stir lemon pepper and lemon juice into 1/4 cup melted butter, set aside.

  2. Fry wings in hot oil over medium high heat. Cook about 8 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

  3. Toss hot wings in butter, coating all sides. Serve immediately. 

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. We love wings at our house, so I was excited to try them. Oh my..these were amazing! They were crispy & tasty & gone in minutes!

  2. I wasn’t sure how flavorful these would be but I was pleasantly surprised. These wings are bursting with yummy flavor. We will definitely be making them again!

  3. Absolutely delicious recipe. Used this to toss popcorn chicken i made in the airfryer. We loved it. Thank you. I love your recipes. 🙂