These perfectly crispy lemon pepper wings are made with juicy and tender chicken wings with a deliciously seasoned batter. These perfect wings are tossed in a lemon pepper and butter glaze that is sweet, tangy, and so addicting!
Atlanta Lemon Pepper wings wet recipe!
Line your momma’s up, because they are fixing to get a slappin’ over this recipe. I don’t care where you live, where your from, these lemon pepper wings are about to be your new favorite!
Every wing lover has their preference. I like my wings fried hard and wet- just like the ones found all over Atlanta. These wings have so much flavor and crunch it should be illegal.
These lemon pepper wings have been tested by numerous friends and family and I get the same reaction every time- “these are seriously the best lemon pepper wings I’ve ever had!”… I have to agree.
Ingredients to make the best lemon pepper wings
- Chicken wings– Cut them or leave them fully intact, the choice is yours!
- Flour– All purpose flour is easy to find, cheap, and is the best flour to use for a crunchy batter!
- Cornstarch– Did you know that adding a bit of cornstarch will give your wings an extra crunch and that perfect golden brown color? Now you do!
- Seasoning– Garlic, lemon pepper seasoning, and cayenne pepper all make this batter super flavorful!
- Eggs– Large eggs are perfect for this recipe since all the wings need to be dipped in them!
- Hot sauce– Is any fried chicken recipe complete without a dash of hot sauce?
- Honey-Adding a touch of honey to these wings makes them sticky, moist and ready to cling to all that delicious batter!
How to make lemon pepper sauce
This lemon pepper sauce is so easy to make and is packed with flavor! The fresh and sour citrus flavor is complimented by the sweet honey while the black pepper and hot sauce kick this sauce up a notch!
- Lemon pepper seasoning
- Lemon juice/zest
- Black pepper
How to make lemon pepper wings
- Batter those wings. Set a large pot with 3 inches of frying oil over medium heat. Set up a little station to get the chicken batter ready. In one bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, and hot sauce. In another bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, and seasoning. I like to use one hand for each bowl so I don’t cake my fingers in the gooey batter. One hand will dip the wings in the egg mixture, then let the excess egg drip off real quick. Using the same hand, place it in the flour. Use your other hand to coat the chicken wings in the flour mixture. Place the chicken wings in a single layer on a plate and let them rest for 10 minutes while your oil heats up.
- Fry the wings. Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the frying oil. The oil should be between 350-375 degrees. Place the chicken wings in the frying oil using tongs. Flip the wings every two minutes to allow them to brown evenly. Cook the wings for 8-12 minutes each.
- Make the sauce. Combine the melted butter, lemon pepper seasoning, lemon juice/zest, and a little black pepper. Stir is well.
- Make these wings saucy! You have one of two choices- use a pastry brush or toss these wings in a large bowl. Brush the sauce onto the wings and make sure you get both sides. If you are tossing them in a bowl, place a little sauce on the bottom of the bowl, add the wings, and drizzle more sauce on top of them. Gently toss the wings so they are evenly coated. Serve and enjoy!
What is wet lemon pepper wings
Lemon pepper wet wings are a beloved recipe of the south. These wings are lightly battered in a flour and seasoning mixture, deep fried to a crunchy perfection, then tossed with a buttery lemon pepper sauce.
The lemon pepper sauce is made with butter, lemon pepper seasoning, a pinch of honey, and an extra dash of fresh cracked pepper. The flavor is of these wings is unreal! Slightly sweet, citrus tangy, and buttery goodness, couple that with the crunchy yet tender chicken… oh boy!
“Wet” lemon pepper wings implied these wings have been tossed with loads of sauce, making sure every crevice is doused with its buttery goodness. It is a perfect balance of crunchy chicken and super sauciness…. but not soggy!
How to bake lemon pepper wings
Baking lemon pepper wings is different than frying them because there are a few ingredients you will leave out. This is a healthier option to enjoy these wings because it cuts out the frying and the flour/cornstarch.
First, brush your wings with 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and pepper directly on the wings (front and back).
Next, bake the wings at 425 degrees for 45 minutes, or until they reach the internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Make the lemon pepper sauce and toss the baked wings in it. Serve and enjoy!
How to make grilled lemon pepper wings
Summer is right around the corner, and you can find me poolside with a col drink and grillin’ something good up! Grilling these wings is a great way to enjoy the flavor of lemon pepper wings with fewer calories- and gluten-free!
Prepare your wings by sprinkling them with the lemon pepper spice blend on both sides.
Heat the grill up to 350 degrees (medium heat) and oil the grill rack. Once the grill is nice and hot, place the wings on it. Grill the wings for 10-15 minutes until they are cooked through.
Turn the heat up to high on the grill and let the chicken wing skin char a little for extra flavor- no more than 3-5 minutes.
Toss them in the lemon pepper butter sauce. Add a few wedges of lemon and another dash of lemon pepper seasoning and enjoy!
What to serve with lemon pepper wings
- If you’re in the mood for some southern themed entertaining- try this delicious Southern Low Country Boil! This easy one-pot seafood dinner is packed with fresh Gulf shrimp, blue crab, crawfish, cajun sausage, potatoes, sweet corn, beer, and loads of seasoning! Grab a cold one and start cracking those craw daddies open!
- Following the southern food trend, you have to try these New Orleans beignets!
- Antipasto Quinoa Salad is packed with all the best flavors of Italy! Salami, pepperoncini, and artichokes build the quinoa bowl before being topped with a white wine vinaigrette.
- Oven roasted asparagus is such an easy side dish that is healthy, delicious, and fast cooking.
- Sweet potato and green beans are tossed in a full-bodied olive oil with raw garlic and fresh thyme, then roasted to perfection! These roasted vegetables are healthy and delicious.
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
- Frying pot
- 2 small bowls
- Plate lined with paper towels
- Slotted spoon
- 4 lbs chicken wings
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp hot sauce
Lemon pepper sauce
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 1-2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp honey
- Make the batter. In a medium sized bow, combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, garlic, lemon pepper seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Mix to combine. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, and hot sauce.
- Batter the chicken. Use one hand to handle the liquids and the other to handle the dry part. Use one hand to dip the chicken in the egg mixture and let the exess drip off. Toss the chicken wing into the flour. Using your other hand, toss the chicken wing thouraghly in the flour mixture. Place the chicken wings to the side as you continue to batter each one. Allow the chicken to rest for 10-15 minutes.
- Get the frying oil ready. Fill 3 inches of frying oil in a heavy bottom pan to 350 degrees.
- Fry the chicken wings. Use a tong to place the chicken wings in the frying oil, one at a time. Fry a few wings at a time, making sure to not overcrowd the pot. Flip the wings every few minutes to make sure they fry evenly. Cook the wings for 7-10 minutes, then plate them on a paper towel lined plate.
- Make the lemon pepper sauce. In a bowl whisk together the butter, lemon pepper seasoning, lemon juice, lemon zest, black pepper, and honey.
- Serve. Use a pastry brush to brush the lemon pepper sauce on the wings or toss the wings in a bowl with the sauce. Serve with garnishes like parsely, lemon wedges, or more lemon pepper seasoning. Mangia!
Prepare your wings by sprinkling them with the lemon pepper spice blend on both sides. Heat the grill up to 350 degrees (medium heat) and oil the grill rack. Once the grill is nice and hot, place the wings on it. Grill the wings for 10-15 minutes until they are cooked through. Turn the heat up to high on the grill and let the chicken wing skin char a little for extra flavor- no more than 3-5 minutes. Toss them in the lemon pepper butter sauce. Add a few wedges of lemon and another dash of lemon pepper seasoning and enjoy! TO BAKE THE WINGS First, brush your wings with 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and pepper directly on the wings (front and back). Next, bake the wings at 425 degrees for 45 minutes, or until they reach the internal temperature of 165 degrees. Make the lemon pepper sauce and toss the baked wings in it. Serve and enjoy!
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