HOMEMADE LEMON PEPPER WINGS MADE WITH FRESH LEMONS AND CRACKED BLACK PEPPER.
Course Appetizer, Main, Main Course
Keyword best, chicken recipes, chicken wings, hot wings, how to make, lemon pepper, seasoning
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Divas Can Cook
LEMON PEPPER SEASONING
1 1/4teaspooncracked black pepper
1.3lbschicken wings12 wings, washed and dried thoroughly
1teaspoonlemon pepper seasoning
1/4teaspooncracked black pepper
Garnish: parsleyfresh lemon juice, cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 170 F.
Arrange lemon zest on a pan in a single layer.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until dry.
Crush lemon zest with your fingers until powdery.
Place dried zest in a bowl (about 1 1/2 tablespoons worth) and add pepper, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. (This is a mild lemon pepper seasoning. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.) Set aside.
Drizzle chicken lightly with olive oil and toss with 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning.
Mix flour and 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning in a bowl or paper bag.
Add chicken and toss until chicken is lightly coated in flour.
Place coated chicken on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate until ready to fry or at least for 30 minutes to allow the flour to absorb a bit.
Heat peanut oil in a deep skillet (375 F). (I like to add a slice of onion and a clove of garlic to my oil, optional)
Fry chicken (about 10 minutes) until golden brown.
Let chicken drain on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath.
While chicken is draining, quickly make lemon butter by melting butter in a large pot.
Stir in pepper, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. (add more seasoning if desired)
Right before you add the chicken into the mixture stir in the lemon juice.
Toss hot chicken into the lemon butter until coated.
Place on a cooling rack and IMMEDIATELY sprinkle with the remaining lemon pepper seasoning on the top and bottom of the chicken.
Garnish with parsley.
*optional* Before serving drizzle chicken with the juice of half a lemon, salt, and fresh black pepper. Let sit for a few minutes for lemon juice to absorb and enjoy!
Add the lemon juice to the butter RIGHT before you add the cooked chicken. The lemon juice will make the butter clump after a few minutes so work quickly.