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Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

STOP. DROP. AND COOK these Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings.

I mean it. Make these absolutely RIGHT NOW. This is me bossing you around. Go to the store, get thee some chicken wings and make these this weekend. I am so excited to share this recipe with you guys that I am typing this up as fast as my wee fingers can. I have a pile of kids Cub camping gear to pack, my own things to pack for this weekend and a dirty kitchen (well, that’s nothing new) and I am seriously ignoring my mile long To-Do list in order to get this recipe to you STAT.

Do any of you like the salt and pepper squid from most Chinese restaurants? It is the one thing that my sister and I agree on when it comes to food. She hates anything spicy, but will eat that squid.

These wings mimic that squid – minus the breading!

 

 

I have been looking for a mind-blowing Salt and Pepper Chicken Wing recipe for as long as I can remember.

Dudes.

This is it.

Just look. And drool.

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How to Make Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Combine salt and pepper together in a bowl. Place chicken wings on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle the wings with the salt and pepper, then shake on the baking tray to cover completely.
  • Bake for 15 minutes then turn and bake for another 15-20 minutes until crispy and cooked through. We like our wings very crispy.
  • As soon as the wings are close to being done, heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat then add the garlic and onions. (jalapeno as well if you are adding it in.)
  • Cook until the garlic has browned slightly.
    Remove chicken wings from oven and place in a large bowl.
  • Toss the chicken wings with the garlic oil until completely coated.
  • Place on a serving platter, spooning any leftover garlic oil over the top.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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These wings are so simple that I literally had all the ingredients in the fridge. The addition of sesame oil, green onions and garlic is brilliant. Sure, maybe some of you knew this already. I didn’t. This is a slightly Asian inspired take on Salt and Pepper Chicken Wing and it makes all the difference.   saltandpepperhickenwings1

Now you. Reader you. Go and get the ingredients for these and make them this weekend. This is a large recipe that makes approximately 36 wings, so enough for 6 people to have as a snack.

I also have a high salt ratio, as I like salty, salty wings. If you want less salt, leave out one teaspoon. Mike and I had these for dinner and then ate them the next day as well.Do you even want to know how they tasted cold?

Better than hot. Oh em gee you guys, the best cold chicken I have ever eaten! The flavors just soaked in overnight and well.. it took all my willpower to leave some for Mike for his lunch. Don’t be scared of red pepper flakes, that is a classic combination – sesame oil and red pepper flakes, just like my favourite Chinese dishes!

Happy cooking!

Love you more than chocolate,

Karlynn

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Amazing Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

Amazing, mind-blowing salt and pepper chicken wings. Green onion, garlic and sesame oil make these the most amazing wings you will ever eat.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Servings
6
Calories
305
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 3 pound party wings approx. 36 wings
  • 3 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons crushed black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 green onions diced
  •  chili pepper flakes optional but the heat is nice!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine salt and pepper together in a bowl. Place chicken wings on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle the wings with the salt and pepper, then shake on the baking tray to cover completely.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes then turn and bake for another 15-20 minutes until crispy and cooked through. We like our wings very crispy.
  4. As soon as the wings are close to being done, heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat then add the garlic and onions. (jalapeno as well if you are adding it in.)
  5. Cook until the garlic has browned slightly.
  6. Remove chicken wings from oven and place in a large bowl.
  7. Toss the chicken wings with the garlic oil until completely coated.
  8. Place on a serving platter, spooning any leftover garlic oil over the top.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 305kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 1254mg, Potassium: 240mg, Vitamin A: 5.2%, Vitamin C: 3.8%, Calcium: 3.1%, Iron: 8.1%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Me says

    I know what you mean about having to scroll through a bunch of stuff to get to the actual recipe, but t
    his recipe is worth it.

  2. Wing lover says

    Ugh, having to scroll through a bunch of useless garbage writing and adverts. We get it, you fancy yourself as a burgeoning novelist. Just post the recipe, I don’t need to hear about how your annoying kids went to scouts.

    • Janlyn says

      Don’t visit a food blog if you’re not interested in the blog part. There are hundreds of cookbooks you’re welcome to purchase. Or visit a recipe site. This. Is. A. Blog.
      The end.

  3. Samanyaa says

    Being an Asian I wud recommend u ppl to drizzle some fresh lime juice on top of the wings which gives more flavor to whole recipe…lemon and pepper combination is a fail proof hit all the time. Do try it n enjoy.

  4. Natasha b says

    Sorry is it 3 pound in weight or money with regards to the chicken?

    Can’t wait to try these for the first time tomorrow!!!

  5. Angie says

    Best and easiest recipe ever! I found it a couple weeks ago and I’ve made it 4 times now! Not one left on the plate. I used air chilled wings and I think that helps with them coming out crispy. Thanks!

  6. Jam says

    My husband said this is by far the best chicken wings he ever tasted!

    • Bob says

      These are fantastic! And at zero calories, you can’t afford not to go for it!

  7. Rachelle says

    These are by far the best wings, I would give this recipe more stars if I could! My husband loves wings and he said this was by far his favorite recipe.

  8. Pat says

    Just wondering how these woud be made the day before they are served and just reheated.

  9. Angelina says

    Hoky cow! I mean, chicken! This was soooooo good I wish I made a bigger batch. My husband loved it too. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  10. Linda says

    This recipe is fantastic. I made a double batch for a special birthday celebration last night. It was a major crowd pleaser (no jalepeno’s used).

    I do have a question. What kind of oil do you generally recommend with the 450 degree baking temp? I used Avocado oil because it has a high smoking point, but was curious what you use because it is not noted in the recipe.

    Great job!

  11. gaynor harrison says

    WOW! made this tonight. Didn’t change anything. Fab-u-larse !!

  12. Tiff's Twisted Kitchen says

    I’ve made a lot of Salt & Pepper wings over the years, that were fried and coated in flour/cornstarch. Look forward to trying a cleaner method. QUESTION: Do you use fresh wing/drumettes from the meat counter or Frozen?

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      I have used both! Simply defrost the wings first!

  13. Jody says

    Perfect recipe for a quick, delicious dinner! Wow, I couldn’t believe how easy and delicious these were – with such simple ingredients, baked and not deep-fried! My 3 (fussy) kids devoured them.

  14. angela hammill says

    my hubby raves about these !!! they are fantastic

  15. AutumnArchambeaultCrupe says

    Do you use just plain, frozen uncooked wings for this and bake them from frozen?

  16. Francoise Vouriot says

    Made these several times. They are wonderful!

  17. Sheryl L McDonald says

    I still have to try these. I want to try your salt and pepper ribs too!

    • Sheryl L McDonald says

      I did make your bbq rib recipe. PERFECT! i love the bbq sauce/water bath. Definitely infuses the flavor right in. Best ribs i’ve ever made!

  18. Terry Balaban says

    I agree been making this for years and really enjoy them

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      It’s delicious! Let me know what you think!

    • Kelsie Kelly says

      It was delicious! Will definitely be our go to wing recipe! Kids even ate it!

  19. Gurrgurl says

    WOW! Made these last night and they are amaaaaazing! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so many wings in one sitting before! Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Jodi says

    Hi- I am allergic to sesame, is there another oil you recommend?

  21. CeeCee says

    Hi Karlynn, I made these wings tonight OMG OMG OMG!!!  The name says it all AMAZING!!!  So good & simple to make. Thank you for this recipe, looking forward to making more of your recipes.

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @CeeCee AWESOME! This is why I am so bossy and want everyone that reads this recipe to MAKE THEM haha! They are still #1 in our house, no matter how many wings recipes I make. Thanks for letting me know that you liked them! 

  22. HeatherGriffin1 says

    No lie. best. ever. Thank you so much. My husband would make this dry rub with about 17 herbs and spices, it would take forever and THESE ARE BETTER. He’s a bit miffed, but it’s worth it 😉 lol

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      HeatherGriffin1 LOL how did I miss this comment? That’s hilarious!! Poor guy, all that work when it’s really simple!

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