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linda's hot lemon-herb chicken wings

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Linda Kauppinen
Greenwood, FL

I made this recipe about 35 yrs ago. There is a story behind it... I was living in Ithaca, NY and next door to me were a bunch of frat boys from Cornell U that would ask me to cook things for their parties. Once it was the hottest chili they could get - and they got it, too! One time they wanted hot chicken wings but not the norm, ie: Buffalo hot wings. So I mixed the hot sauce with a lemon herb recipe that I had and it was a HUGE hit with boys, who went on to ask for this dish numerous times. Those in my family that love hot wings love this recipe too!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh my, these are really good hot lemon chicken wings. We dipped them twice and they had a medium heat which we enjoyed. The lemon juice, along with seasonings, is a delicious alternative to traditional Buffalo wings. Great for snacking on while watching football.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For linda's hot lemon-herb chicken wings

  • 12 - 24
    chicken wings, fresh or frozen (if frozen, be sure to thaw)
  • 2 c
    Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 c
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
    oil (I use coconut oil)
  • 2 tsp
    fresh basil
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder or 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, finely minced

How To Make linda's hot lemon-herb chicken wings

  • Frying chicken wings.
    Cook the wings by deep-frying at 350 degrees F for 12 - 15 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wings added to a bowl with sauce.
    To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl. As the wings finish deep frying, place about 6 wings in the sauce. Stir them around a bit. Spoon out the wings to lay on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. They can be as close together as you like. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Dipping the fried chicken wings.
    NOTE: Depending on how that you want your wings, keep in mind the following: Dip once for mild Dip twice for medium Dip 3 or more times for HOT
  • Dipped wings on a baking sheet baking in the oven.
    Once all the wings are on the baking sheet, spoon additional sauce over top if you wish and place in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy!
  • 5
    Note: For those who have a smoker, try smoking the wings first instead. OMG, talk about yummy.