Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

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If you enjoy having guests over but are stumped for great food ideas, then keep reading. Quit racking your brain trying to muster up the perfect dish. Let’s get you sorted with a crowd favorite starter first. Our go to dish – copycat Wingstop lemon pepper wings! It’s like the original but this copycat version is a true challenger to the chain.

Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

Think about it – what could go wrong with wings? Of course, it is loved by everyone and there are hundreds of recipes with wings you can try getting your hands on. Something spicy like buffalo wings or something genuinely delicious and zesty like our wingstop lemon pepper wings recipe. The cherry on the cake is getting to make these yourself at home. 

Wingstop wings scream scrumptious gastropub-style food. It goes without saying, when such delicious chicken starters are up for grabs to snack on – your party is already off to a good start. Just throw in some cocktails and what can beat that.

Best part is prepping and cooking these flavorsome wings are a lot easier than you might think. Relax because there’s absolutely no hard work or elbow grease required, nor some fancy modern techniques. Without delay, let’s jump straight into my recipe. 

Healthy Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Cooking wings in a deep fryer is an age-old technique. Although we love these amazing Wingstop flavors and wings, we do wrap up our day with a little guilty. Too much grease is unhealthy and totally avoidable. Unquestionably, people nowadays love their food a little more on the healthy side. That’s why we’ve ensured our ingredients in this recipe take minutes to cook while at the same time remaining easy and healthy.

So, let’s try a cooking style, completely different from a regular restaurant. Less greasy and an excellent option for those looking to snack upon yummy chicken wings. Flavorful for sure, my lemon pepper wings are the perfect healthier alternative that you can taste upon without any guilt. Without further ado, let’s delve into the recipe. 

Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

4 from 244 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: Sides, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Making Wingstop Lemon pepper wings is a breeze. You can be enjoying your favorite dish from this restaurant in no time.


  • One cup One of flour

  • 1 teaspoon 1 of lemon pepper seasoning (You can find this easily at your nearest supermarket in the spice aisle)

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 of black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 of kosher salt

  • Your preferred vegetable oil for frying the wings

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 of butter – melted butter is ideal

  • 2 1/2 pounds 2 1/2 of chicken wings


  • Preheat your oven and crank it up until it reaches 350 degrees. 
  • Let’s prepare the dry mix, also known as the seasoned flour. For this, take a medium-sized bowl and in it, pop in a cup of flour, along-with kosher salt, and pepper. Stir your flour mix until it’s well blended. 
  • Time to focus on your wings. Dressing the chicken wings is important because it is the look of the dish that appeals first. So, start by making cuts in the joints of the wings. Remember, each wing has two joints. Thinking should you or should you not get rid of the flappers in the wings? Well, you could chuck it off and use it to make stock in the future or toss it out in the bin. Frankly, the choice is yours. Once your chicken wings are dressed, it’s time to get them breaded. 
  • Drown your chicken wings in a bowl full of season flour. Ensure that the wings are well-coated. Now take it out and dust off the excess. Do not leave in any extra flour. 
  • You could use a deep fryer or a medium-sized saucepan for the next process. Fill in your fryer with vegetable oil or the saucepan, at-least 4-inches from the base of the pan. Monitor the temperature of your oil before popping in the breaded chicken wings. Once it hits the 350-degree mark, toss your wings in the fryer or the saucepan (whichever utensil you are using). Let it cook for at-least 5 to 7 minutes. The cooking time varies. Keep track of your chicken wings. Once it starts turning golden brown, you know that the wings are ready to be pulled out of the fryer. 
  • Do you have a wire rack at home? Good, if yes. Line your wire rack with a cookie sheet. Place the broiled chicken wings on the wire rack and toss it into the oven. Allow your protein to bake for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on your chicken. When your meat is cooked and beautifully golden brown, pull it out of the oven. 
  • Keep a luscious wet mix ready. Wondering what’s that? Well, just butter and lemon pepper. 
  • Finally, when the wings are smoking hot and straight out of the oven, toss them in this creamy and delicious buttery mix. 


  • These wingstop lemon pepper wings calories are on the lower side with only 590Kcal but still that great flavor from these ingredients.
  • Here’s revealing some pro tips. Enriching and enhancing the flavors in your lemon pepper wings and transforming your humble but delicious lemon pepper wings from rustic home-style to high-quality chef style is a piece of cake. 
  • Grate a fresh lemon and sprinkle the zest on your warm and butter glazed chicken wings for the best results. It certainly adds bags of flavor to the already appetizing lemon-pepper wings. 

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In just 30 minutes, you can savor these delicious wings and serve it to your family and friends too. My recipe is enough to serve a portion for four people. 

Things to keep in mind: What I do differently! 

To begin with, I enjoy cooking my chicken wings in a two-step process. Don’t worry! It’s not time-consuming or laborious. If you’re interested in learning what I do, keep reading.

– I pop my prepped wings in oil first. Once it is just about fried, I get these wings straight into the oven. Wondering how this step is beneficial? Well, it’s way easier to keep an eye on your chicken, whether it’s cooked well or not. Secondly, cranking up the temperature now and then could destroy your wings. Following this step would ensure that your prepared wings are warm and crunchy until they are ready to be plated up. 

– Do you enjoy biting into a piece of an unseasoned chicken wing? Where there are chicken wings, there must be a lip-smacking sauce to go with it, right. Well, that’s why I thoroughly drenched these in the delicious sauce, I always prefer breading the wings with seasoned flour.

Please note: Do not be heavy-handed with the flour. A light dusting shall work wonders. A major benefit – it helps the sauce to cling on to the cooked wings. 

Whether you are psyched to relish some cozy time with family or celebrate a big game night, make these wingstop lemon wings and add deliciousness to your evening.

Most of all, enjoy!


One Comment

  1. Hi! Seems pretty easy to make the wings but how do you make the buttery lemon pepper sauce? I see the ingredients but no instructions.

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