Lemon Pepper Wings

by Sabrena Cantu March 05, 2021 2 min read

Lemon Pepper Wings

Homemade Lemon Pepper is so easy to make, and even better to eat!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Fresh Lemons
  • Pepper, freshly cracked
  • Sea Salt, fine
  • Wings
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Frying oil (optional)

The Lemon Pepper

To make the lemon pepper seasoning, start by zesting 6 lemons using a zester or a box grater with the smallest holes. Make sure not to zest too far down into the white of the lemon. Save the lemons to juice for the sauce. Spread the lemon zest evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the lemon zest in the oven at 175°F and let it bake until the zest has fully dried, about 45-55 minutes. Depending on the coarseness of the lemon zest, you may want to grind it to make it finer. I used a coffee grinder and pulsed for a couple of seconds. Then, mix together the dried lemon zest, freshly ground black pepper, and sea salt. Store in an airtight container. 

The Wings

If frying the wings, preheat the oil to 350°F. You could also bake or grill them. Season the wings on both sides with the lemon pepper seasoning. Fry the wings until they reach an internal temperature of 200°F. In a saucepan, melt half a stick of butter. Stir in the juice of 2 lemons and 1 1/4 teaspoon of the lemon pepper seasoning. Toss the wings in the lemon pepper sauce and enjoy!

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Prep Time: 1 hour

Amount

Ingredient

Zest of 6

Lemons

2 Tbsp

Freshly ground Black Pepper

¼ cup

Fine Sea Salt

  1. Zest 6 lemons. Spread the lemon zest evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 175°F for 45-55 minutes until the lemon zest has completely dried out.
  2. If the lemon zest is too coarse, grind it with a coffee grinder. (You want it somewhat coarse. Not too fine.) 
  3. Stir together the dried lemon zest, pepper, and salt. Store in an airtight container.

 

Lemon Pepper Wings

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 10-15 minutes per batch

Amount

Ingredient

4-5 lbs.

Chicken wings

1 

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

1

Frying Oil

For the sauce:

½ stick

Unsalted butter

Juice of 2

Lemons

1 ¼ tsp.

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

  1. Preheat the oil to 350°F.
  2. Season the wings on all sides with the lemon pepper seasoning.
  3. Fry the wings until they reach an internal temperature of 200°F. This takes about 10 minutes per batch.
  4. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Squeeze in the juice of 2 lemons. Stir in 1 ¼ tsp lemon juice.
  5. Toss the wings in the lemon pepper sauce.

 

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