These Fried Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are the perfect low carb appetizer! They’re perfectly seasoned with lemony pepper goodness and best of all, super easy to make! You can never go wrong with lemon pepper fried chicken wings. They make the perfect appetizer for lunch, dinner, or for a game day snack.
How to make Fried Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings?
- Sprinkle wings with salt and pepper.
- Fry chicken wings until golden brown and remove to a cooling rack.
- Then double fry them by placing the wings back into the oil for an additional 2 minutes. This ensures a crispy outside and a juicy inside.
What ingredients do I need to make lemon pepper fried chicken?
- Chicken Wings – drumettes or wings, fresh or frozen.
- Salt – sea salt preferred.
- Black Pepper – ground.
- Lemon Pepper – a blend of lemon, pepper and salt seasoning available at most supermarkets in the spice aisle.
- Olive Oil – extra virgin olive oil or olive oil of choice.
- Neutral Oil – use your preferred frying oil.
How long should I fry chicken wings at 375F?
Fry chicken wings for 3-4 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
Why are my fried chicken wings not crispy?
For wings that deliver the crunch everyone craves, double frying is your best bet. This method involves an initial fry to cook the chicken thoroughly, followed by a rest period to drain excess oil.
A second frying session ensures the skin turns perfectly crispy. Following this double-fry method will give you that sought-after crispiness every time.
Looking for other chicken wings recipes?
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Lemon Pepper Fried Chicken Wings
- Gather all the ingredients.
- In a mixing bowl, combine chicken wings with salt and black pepper and toss well. Set aside.
- Add enough oil to cover about 1/2 inch of pan of choice and heat to 375F.
- Once the oil is ready, set heat to medium and carefully add 1/2 of the chicken batch inside (around 10 pieces). Cook for 3 minutes and then rotate and cook the other side for another 3 minutes. Note – if you can comfortably fit all the chicken in one go, do so by all means.
- Transfer to a cooling rack for 1 minute. If you don’t have a cooling rack, place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up oil. After 1 minute, place the cooked wings back into the oil and cook for an additional 1 minute per side and transfer to cooling rack then into a large mixing bowl. Repeat the frying process with the 2nd batch if needed.
- In a new mixing bowl, combine olive oil with lemon pepper and mix well. Toss fried chicken and transfer to a plate. Note- adjust taste to liking with more or less lemon pepper.
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