Lifestyles

The Perfect Pandemic Dinner: Air Fried Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

This recipe calls for flavorful and crispy wings using common household ingredients and an air fryer.

By: Franky Duran

These wings are the perfect quick and easy dish for any get together. Photo Credit: Franky Duran

After growing bored of takeout and repeat dinner dishes, my family and I purchased the Instant Vortex air fryer, retailing for $99.99 on Amazon. Initially, I was skeptical of what the appliance can cook. Growing up around Hispanic cooking, I grew comfortable with using the stove and oven.

The air fryer is fascinating because it cooks food with little to no oil in a fraction of the time. Soon after purchasing it my mom found a recipe for Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings, a recipe that has become a family favorite. 

For this recipe you will need: 

A pack of raw chicken wings 

2 Lemons 

1 tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning 

Half a stick of butter 

Flour 

Seasoning such as salt, pepper, adobo (Optional) 

Pam spray

First, clean the wings and place them in a bowl. Season the chicken with any seasoning of your choosing and sprinkle a thin layer of flour. Mix in a bowl and spray the inside of the air fryer with pam or any other non-stick spray. 

Set the air fryer to high, at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken wings inside the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes. Check and flip the chicken regularly during the cooking process. You can cook the chicken for up to an extra 10 minutes, be aware not to overcook the chicken because it may dry out.

After the timer goes off, take your wings out of the air fryer and transfer them to a clean bowl. Heat your saucepan on medium heat and add in the stick of butter until it melts. As it melts, squeeze your lemons and add the lemon pepper seasoning to the sauce. When the butter and seasoning are combined well, your sauce is ready. 

Drizzle the sauce on the wings and into the bowl. Toss the wings around to coat each chicken wing.  Let it rest and marinate for about 5 minutes. Now the wings are ready to serve for dinner.

This recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for anyone to enjoy after a long day of school or work. 

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