Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings

Who doesn’t love the Wingstop’s lemon pepper wings? Lemon pepper chicken wings are flavorful, but not spicy like buffalo wings, so everyone can enjoy these easy chicken wings recipe.

Lemon pepper wings in a basket.

You are going to find that this chicken wing recipe is a wonderful addition to a party, game day, or even for dinner.   I know that I personally love wings in all varieties.

My two favorites are garlic buffalo wings, and of course parmesan garlic wings. This lemon pepper wings recipe will soon become part of your rotation of fun to make snacks.

Ingredients for Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings.

I use a technique that is slightly different than the restaurant, but I feel this method is better for the home cook. You are going to end up with a very crispy chicken wing.

Some people may think it is difficult to fry chicken or perhaps you want chicken wings that are slightly healthier. I like to two a two-process method where we start the wings in oil, then transfer them to the oven.

This method has a couple of advantages. You can keep your wings warm until they are ready to be served and you will know your chicken is fully cooked.

lemon pepper wings on a baking sheet rack

I also bread the wings with a light dusting of seasoned flour so the sauce will cling to the wings. No one wants a wing without sauce because that would just be fried chicken.

I think wings need a savory sauce. You will need to purchase lemon pepper at your grocery store for this recipe. It is found on the spice aisle. You can use this later when you cook fish or even simply grill a chicken breast. I find this a good spice to have on hand.

I hope you enjoy these lemon pepper wings for your next game night, Super Bowl, or they are even great for dinner.

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Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings

Make the famous Wingstop Lemon Pepper wings at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto, Lemon Pepper Wings, Wingstop, Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 589kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl and mix well.
  • Cut the wings at each joint, and discard the wing tip or save it for stock. Dredge the drumettes and wingettes in the seasoned flour and shake off the excess.
  • Add vegetable oil to a medium-sized saucepan until it reaches a depth of 4 inches, or use a deep fryer. Preheat the oil to 350°F.
  • Deep-fry the wings in batches for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once to make sure they cook evenly. Depending on the size of your pot, you may be able to fry about 5 or 6 wings at a time. When the wings are just beginning to brown, remove them from the oil and drain them on a wire rack resting on a cookie sheet.
  • In the preheated oven, bake the wings on the wire rack over the cookie sheet for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • When chicken wings have finished baking, place them in a bowl with the butter and lemon pepper seasoning and stir until coated.



Want to upgrade the flavor of these wings? You can sprinkle on some fresh lemon zest for a great flavor punch.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. jj official

    these wings are quite horrendous i will not feed this to my mentally unstable uncle who thinks hes a wizard beacuse he mite send me to the unseasoned relm. if you dont hear from it means your wings got my butt touched by my schizophrenic uncle

    • Stephanie Manley

      Normally, I’d love to help out and figure out what went wrong with you on this recipe. Most people have that have tried it, enjoy the wings. I hope your uncle doesn’t transport you to the unseasoned realm.

  2. Denise

    Just don’t use unhealthy vegetable oil, corn oil, etc. Use a healthier oil such as avocado, coconut, or an olive oil good for high heat. See what works best for you.
    Looking forward to trying this and experimenting w the original recipe as well as some of the ideas in the comments – I came to this site bc wingstop lemon pepper wings are my son’s fave.

  3. Allan K

    This is the worst website i have ever visited 🙂 sorry
    tooo many ads and irratation popups it just makes you wanna leave right away bye bye

      • Peter702

        More than 26 ads on this page. Allan K has a point. I appreciate the content but the ads make this site really unusable.

      • Stephanie

        I appreciate the point. I am currently working on an overhaul that should eliminate some of the ads. I have checked a couple of pages, and I can only count 8 ads, so I don’t know where the other 18 came into play.

      • Sebrebian

        5 stars
        OMG thank you Stephanie for the video. It made everything so clear and easy. Thank’s I am going to try it over the weekend. Great job!

  4. Actual Wingstop Employee

    We fry naked wings at 350 degrees for 11-18 minutes, depending on size and crispiness. We have a soybean oil product called Wing Gold that we mix 2 cups of seasoning on per gallon to make the light sprinkle on the top stick, although the taste can easily be improved with butter or margarine. Toss your butter mixture very lightly in a bowl and add seasoning to taste. All of our food is impossibly simple, with lots of sugar and salt.

    If you want fries to tow it’s sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic. We get it in bags so I’m not sure about ratios but if it’s that deep you can just ask us for a side. Worst they’ll do is charge you a few cents for it. Same goes for the lemon pepper.

    Hope this helps, good luck on the wings. ????

  5. A. Jackson

    Hello, please advise the name ans brand of the counter top gas burner you used while making your lemon pepper wings. I sure would like to purchase one. Thanks in advance. Mrs. A. Jackson

      • DAve

        No these wings are not supposed to have flour on them. Whenever you make fried chicken with sauce on it you don’t want to bread it . She says she’s added flour to help the lemon pepper stick , but you don’t need help make salt stick to chicken .. and the wings will be soogy because you breaded them. Don’t get lemon pepper recipes from white people no offense . These are nothing like wingstop

      • JJ

        Wtf you talking about dave bet i make better wings than you and im white. I work in the culinary feild and believe me race has lil to do with the ability to cook good food.

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