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 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.
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!!
Fry up a batch of these lemon pepper chicken wings and dip them in your favorite sauces!
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Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe
- 2 cups oil or as needed
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/2 TB lemon pepper
- 1 TB lemon juice
- 12 wings
- Stir lemon pepper and lemon juice into 1/4 cup melted butter, set aside.
- Fry wings in hot oil over medium high heat. Cook about 8 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
- Toss hot wings in butter, coating all sides. Serve immediately.