homegirl's lemmon pepper chicken wings recipe by hellohomegirl

Homegirl’s Super Bowl Lemon Pepper Wings

Trying to figure out what to serve during a football game? Try this delicious lemon pepper chicken wings recipe!

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

Let’s skip the usual life story and get straight to the recipe. However, let me warn you that this recipe is well seasoned and lemon forward in flavor! 

Additionally, if you’re looking for a healthy, air fryer lemon pepper wings recipe, this is not it! This is an old-fashioned deep fried chicken wing recipe. Fry at your own risk!

All seasoning should be adjusted for your personal taste.


  • Chicken wings
  • 2 cups of flour
  • Half gallon of peanut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons of garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
Lemon Butter sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of dried celery


Split the wing quarters into drums and flats
Step 1 – Prep

Firstly, I like to rinse my wings under warm water until it runs clear. Then, I pat them dry with a paper towel. 

Afterwards, pluck any remaining feathers. Lastly, separate the wings by cutting the drumettes from the flats.

seasoned flour
Step 2 – Season the flour

Add 2 cups of flour to a mixing bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of lemon pepper seasoning, 2 tablespoons of garlic salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and one teaspoon of salt to the flour. Mix well.

 You’ll need to add so much seasoning to the flour mix because most of it will fall off in the breading and frying process.

seasoned lemon pepper wings uncooked
Step 3 – Season the chicken

Then, season the chicken drumettes and wings themselves!  Again, much of the seasoning will fall off while dredging them in the flour. 

To season the chicken, use 1 tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Additionally, season with 1 tablespoon of garlic salt.

Step 4 – Dredge to fry

Right now is a great time to heat up half a gallon of peanut oil in a deep frying pan. Turn the burner on medium high heat. 

Additionally, I suggest that your oil should be 4 to 5 inches deep in your frying pan.That gives room for the chicken to float in the oil when done.

You’ll see I used a pot for frying. That’s because I had to get rid of my old frying pan. I’ll be buying this or this for my future frying.

As the oil heats up, completely cover each piece of chicken in your seasoned flour.Some folks like to toss ‘em in a bag. I just dunk each piece in the flour, sprinkle some more flour on top, and flip them.

How do I know if the oil is hot enough?

This is a tip my mom told me: When the oil becomes aromatic, splash one drop of water – yes, water – to the oil. If the oil makes a pop sound, it’s hot enough. If it doesn’t turn up the heat ever slightly. It’s too hot if the oil jumps or smells burnt.

deep frying chicken wings

Step 5 – Fry the chicken wings

At last, it’s time to fry the chicken wings!

Before adding the chicken to the oil, shake off any excess flour. Then, add the chicken to the oil. Carefully add each piece to the oil by dropping them right above the surface. Use tongs if this freaks you out.

Fry the chicken until golden brown all over. Also, fully cooked chicken will float in the oil when done. 

Use tongs to retrieve the chicken wings from the cooking oil. Allow the excess oil to drip off each piece before placing them on a plate. Let that oil drain on the plate by placing a couple of paper towels on it.

How to make lemon pepper sauce for wings

Combine 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried celery, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat until the butter is melted. Then, stir all ingredients well. Again, adjust the seasoning for your personal taste.

BONUS: For fans of garlic, add a little minced garlic to your sauce for extra flavor!

Pour a little of the lemon butter sauce on each flat and drumette. Then, toss them in a bowl to evenly cover the chicken.

And you’re done!

How and when to serve Lemon Pepper Wings

Super Bowl

These lemon pepper wings are the perfect super bowl party food. Really, is it a Super Bowl party without wings?

Seriously, when you’re feeling a little stressed during the game, just eat a wing! It helps when the team you’re rooting for is not doing too well. And no, these lemon pepper wings will not make it to the halftime show!

A pizza party

Pizza and wings is such a classic American pairing. These tasty wings will go well with your favorite pizza. Adding these wings can elevate even the most basic pizza party to something special.

Let me know if you have plans to make these wings! I can’t wait to hear from you.



homegirl's lemmon pepper chicken wings recipe by hellohomegirl

Homegirl’s Lemon Pepper Wings

Felicia (Hello Home, Girl!)
These savory wings make for the best Super Bowl food.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American


Lemon Pepper Wings

  • 1 pack chicken wings
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 gallon peanut oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Lemon Pepper Sauce for Wings

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of dried celery


Lemon Pepper Wings

  • Prep the wings. Cut the wing quarters in two pieces: drummettes and flats.
  • Combine flour, 3 tbsp. lemon pepper seasoning, 2 tbsp. garlic salt, 1 tsp. pepper, and 1 tsp. salt. Mix well.
  • Season chicken with 1 tbsp. lemon pepper seasoning, 1 tsp. pepper, and 1 tsp. salt.
  • Cover chicken in flour.
  • Fry chicken in peanut oil until golden brown or until pieces floats in the oil.
  • Drain oil on a plate cover in paper towels.

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of dried celery, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Heat until the butter is melted. Stir together.
  • Pour sauce onto wings and toss in a bowl. Plate to serve.
Keyword Party food

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  1. I’m here for any and all wing recipes! I was in especially after seeing lemon juice in the sauce 🙌🏾

  2. These look so goooooood! We’re usually an air-fried wing family and I can literally see the difference in these photos, haha