How To Make Lemon Pepper Wings

How To Make Lemon Pepper Wings
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These Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are freshly fried and topped with melted butter and lemon pepper seasoning. Perfect as a party meal or a quick weeknight dinner!


  • 2 cups oil, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning (such as McCormick®)
  • 12 chicken wings


How To Make Lemon Pepper Wings – Chicken Wings?

The next part is just a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you are looking for complete recipe instructions and measurements, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a large skillet, pour vegetable oil so that it is at least two inches deep (I normally use a whole 48 oz bottle) and then heat it until it is 375 degrees F. See the notes above for tips on how check when the oil is ready.

Step 2 – While the oil is heating, add the flour and salt to a large Ziploc bag. Seal the bag and shake well to mix the salt and flour.

Step 3 – Add the chicken wings to the bag with the flour mixture, seal and shake the bag well. Do your best to coat each chicken wing thoroughly.

Step 4 – Drop the coated chicken wings into the hot oil and fry them to golden perfection. I recommend frying in batches of five to seven chicken wings and turning the chicken wings at least once. Once cooked, transfer the chicken wings to a plate or bowl lined with a paper towel.

Step 5 – during a small bowl, mix the melted butter with the lemon pepper seasoning.

Step 6 – Use a brush to coat the chicken wings, making sure to get both sides.

Step 7 – If desired, sprinkle the prepared wings with a little chopped fresh parsley

Step 8 – Serve and enjoy!



  1. Pat the chicken wings dry with paper towels. Line a large plate or bowl with a few paper towels. Set both close.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2-3 inches of oil to 350 degrees F (it helps to use a candy thermometer!)
  3. While the oil is heating, place the flour and salt in a large Ziploc bag. Gently shake the bag to mix the ingredients.
  4. Add the prepared chicken wings to the Ziploc bag. Seal bag, then shake to coat chicken well.
  5. Working in batches of 5-7, drop hot oil coated chicken wings. Fry for 10-12 minutes, turning in half. The wings are made when they are a deep golden brown color. Once cooked, place the chicken wings on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat this step until all the wings are cooked.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and lemon pepper seasoning. Use a brush to coat both sides of the fried chicken wings with lemon pepper.
  7. Serve lemon pepper chicken wings immediately with fresh parsley and lemon wedges as a garnish (optional).


Notes and Tips for Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

This recipe is ready to cook and skips the step of preparing the chicken wings.

As mentioned above, you’ll make your own lemon pepper seasoning from scratch. I prefer to do this to have full control over the taste.

Although you can store or freeze chicken wings, lemon pepper wings are best when served right after cooking.

You can serve wings on their own or with sauces, like ranch or honey mustard.

Food for frying requires a lot of oil, but that also begs the question: once you’re done frying, what do you do with the oil? You can safely dispose of it or save it for future fried products (see this article for tips: Dealing with leftover frying oil .)