Updated: Jan 26
Crispy Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe is made without baking powder, easy, seasoned to perfection, juicy, tender, and ready in about 20 minutes. Perfect for a game-day snack or holiday appetizer.
An air fryer is a new wave. Since I started my keto diet, I still want to enjoy my favorite foods without the extra calories and unhealthiness of fried foods. After Thanksgiving, I was able to snag an air fryer for less than 100 bucks. The regular price was over 350 dollars. It's a 4-1 Air Fryer that works as an Oven rotisserie. So, you can cook plenty of different types of foods. The kicker was that I ordered this Fryer on Black Friday and did not receive it until the first week of January. It was worth the wait. So, it's football Sunday, and the hubby was craving wings. So today is the first time we are using the Air Fryer. Dwayne had to read the instructions on how to put it together and how to use it. It comes with a lot of accessories. As I said, you can make plenty of meals with this fryer. So, after Dwayne installing everything, it was time to make the wings. You guys know I love giving you the history of foods I make before giving you the recipes. So you want to know who came up with Lemon Pepper wings.?
Atlanta’s “Cult of Lemon Pepper”
Atlanta natives love their chicken wings, and the lemon-pepper wings in particular, are often the favorite of the bunch. No one hates hot wings, or barbecue wings, but none can compare to the zesty and tangy flavor that exudes from the lemon-pepper wing.
“As far as how the lemon-pepper wing was created, it's pretty simple. When hot wings got too hot, Atlantans started sprinkling the lemon-pepper seasoning on top to curb the heat. It eventually evolved into its own special wing”.
“The way these wings gained popularity are what might surprise you, though, as the best seem to come straight from a bit of an unsavory scene: the strip club.”
Now that you learn some background story on lemon pepper wings, here the recipe. If you think about making your own Lemon Pepper seasoning, I have the recipe for you. Follow the link. It is one of the seasoning recipes I make for my family.
3lbs Chicken Wings
2 Teaspoons salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
2 Tablespoons Lemon Pepper seasoning
1 medium Lemon
2 Tablespoon Chopped Parsley
¼ Cup of Butter
Rinse chicken wings and pat dry. Season with Pepper and salt to taste.
Select your Temperature to 425F and cook for 30 minutes.
Spray the metal tray with Canola oil non stick spray. (I use Pam)
Cook for 15 minutes and Flip and let other side cook for the remaining 15 minutes
In a small bowl, combine the butter and lemon pepper seasoning and squeezed lemon juice.
Brush the butter mixture over the chicken wings and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs if desired.