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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

lemon pepper chicken wings
Here is a recipe for lemon pepper chicken wings just like you would find at your favorite restaurant. The process to preparing these wings is simple—the wings are first fried and then tossed with a lemon-pepper sauce. The lemon pepper sauce gets a lot of its flavor from lemon juice, butter, and lemon pepper. You can adjust the amount of lemon pepper in the sauce to your taste or you can even sprinkle the lemon pepper on the wings after they are coated with the sauce. I decided to go with boneless wings but this recipe can also be prepared using bone-in chicken wings. If you are using the bone-in chicken wings, you might want to go a little lighter on the breading, such as only tossing the wings in flour before frying. It is important to let the wings set in the refrigerator to all the coating to stick to them—this will make the wings crispier when they are done frying. These chicken wings make a great appetizer for football parties. Enjoy.

lemon pepper chicken wings

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into ½” pieces)
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil (for frying)
  • Lemon Pepper Sauce-
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • lemon pepper (to taste)
  • The juice of a ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and milk.
  2. Dip each piece of chicken first into the egg mixture, then roll in the flour mixture. Repeat this process one time to that the chicken is double coated. Refrigerate the breaded chicken for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F. Deep-fry the chicken in batches until golden brown and fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.), about 5-6 minutes per batch. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. In a small bowl combine olive oil, melted butter, lemon pepper, lemon juice, and garlic powder. Pour the sauce over the cooked boneless wings and toss to coat.

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  1. Morgan says:

    Oh heck yes. I love lemon and chicken together, and these sound great. My mom sometimes breads her chicken cutlets using lemon juice instead of egg for dredging, then seasoned breadcrumbs, and then sprinkles them with lemon pepper before frying them. My goodness, they are so good! I’m going to have to give these lemon pepper chicken wings a try and see if they give her lemon chicken a run for it’s money!

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  3. niki says:

    If I want to bake instead of fry- what temp and how long? Have you tried these baked- are they as good baked as they are fried?
    thanks for the recipe!

  4. Bobby says:

    Sorry, I have never tried baking these so I cannot comment on how good they would taste. Depending on the size of the chicken pieces I would say to bake them for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees F. or until fully cooked (the internal temperature reaches 165 Degrees F).

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