Thursday, April 14, 2016
You can easily make lemon pepper boneless wings that taste just like the ones you love at Wingstop! Crispy, buttery, and loaded with lemon pepper, these zesty boneless wings will disappear before you know it!
Wingstop is our favorite wing spot, though they have been hard to find here in North Carolina! While all their flavors are tasty, the lemon pepper is out of this world good! Instead of driving nearly 30 minutes away to get our lemon pepper fix, I decided to try and recreate it at home!
Boneless wings are easier to make than you'd think. You're essentially making chicken nuggets and then coating them in a sauce. I like to double coat my chicken and then let it rest in the fridge to really help that breading stick throughout the frying process. It works like a charm - I didn't lose the coating on any of my pieces! Once they are browned, you're ready to simply toss them in a buttery lemon pepper sauce before serving.
They are crispy, juicy, and bursting with lemon pepper flavor. This will be your family's favorite meal of the week!
Wingstop Copycat Lemon Pepper Boneless Wings
4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 tablespoon milk
Flour (I use several cups)
Vegetable oil, for frying
Salt and pepper
10 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. In a separate shallow bowl, add a few cups flour and lots of salt and pepper.
Using tongs, coat each chicken piece in the egg first, followed by flour, and again in egg, and a second coat of flour. Place all the battered chicken on a plate and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Once ready to fry, add 2 inches of oil to a deep pan like a Dutch oven and heat to 350 degrees. Add the chicken and fry in batches for 5-6 minutes, or until well browned on all sides. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
In a large bowl, melt 10 tablespoons butter in the microwave at 20 second increments or until melted. Whisk in the lemon pepper seasoning. Add the chicken and toss gently to coat all the pieces.