I’m back with another awesome wing recipe for you today! These simple salt and pepper chicken wings are everything you could ever want in a wing. Crispy, flavorful and easy to make. You’re gonna want to double the recipe, especially if you’re making these for game day or for more than two people because I kid you not, my boyfriend and I finished these babies off in 15 minutes while standing at the kitchen counter.
If you’ve never had salt and pepper chicken wings before, first of all, skip all this and go make them right now. Kidding… kind of. Salt and pepper chicken wings are a really common menu item at almost every Chinese food restaurant. Unlike this recipe for them though, your local Chinese take-out joint fries them to make them crispy and there’s probably a hearty dose of MSG. These wings are baked and only uses a small handful of healthy ingredients.
I prefer to use finely chopped green onions in this recipe but I will say that parsley is a good alternative. I’m a big fan of using what you already have on hand, and because the salt and pepper chicken wings don’t require many ingredients, you’ll probably already have everything you need. Aside from the green onion, and if that’s the case, switch it out for something already hanging out in your fridge. Or skip it all together. They’ll still be delicious.
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Everything in this recipe is Whole30 compliant, making these an awesome option for you to bring to a party or family function. Everyone will love them and not even realize that this wings are actually good for them! Really though, I don’t blame you for making them and keeping them at home all for yourself. This is also a good crispy wing recipe to use as a base and then top with your favorite wing sauce.
There really is no trick to tell you about these and I don’t have any enlightening cooking method – they’re just simply good wings. Trust me on this.Print
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Simple Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
- Prep Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2-4 1x
- 1 pound chicken wings
- 1/4 cup finely diced green onions
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, evenly coat chicken wings with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper
- Lay out evenly on a baking sheet in a single layer, leaving space between each wing
- Bake for 15 minutes, flip and bake for another 15 minutes
- A few minutes before they’re done, heat sesame oil, onions and garlic in a small skillet over medium heat
- Once the garlic is browning and fragrant, remove from heat
- Take wings out of the oven, add to a large bowl and pour mixture over and stir to evenly coat
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Calories: 423
- Sugar: 0
- Fat: 32
- Carbohydrates: 2
- Protein: 30
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Reader Reviews & Comments
cornelius providence says
I litterly use this recipe all the time! its super good because it can be modified, its fast, its simple and minimal ingredients!
Amber Kirschbaum says
Love these wings!!! They are so quick, so easy, yet SO delicious! My husband requests them on a weekly basis when we are meal planning.
I’m SO glad to hear this!! Thank you, Amber!!
I first made these wings 2 years ago and have been making them at least monthly ever since and even more frequently during football season. They are easy, so delicious and super crispy. Anytime I have brought them to a party they are one of the first things gone and I always get asked for the recipe. Make these wings! You will not be disappointed.
Ahh! This so SO great to hear! I’m so glad you love these as much as we do!! Thank you so much, Kim! <3 - B
Jen T says
These are my go to wings! I love that they’re so simple and delish. Pair them with a salad and you have a quick and easy weeknight dinner!
Hi Jen! I’m so glad you love these!! They’re a fave over here too 🙂 Thank you so much! <3 - B
Aryn Sullivan says
These were so delicious and easy to make. This recipe prompted me to go out and look at other fun wing recipes as well. Thanks for the idea! My current batch will be coming out of the oven in about five minutes 🙂
So so yummy! This was the first time I made wings from scratch and I’m hooked!
I’m SO happy to hear this!! Thank you so much, Jess! <3 - B
Love these! So flavorful and easy, I’ll definitely be making them again. Thanks for this recipe 🙂
I’m so happy to hear this! Thank you so much, Shelby! <3 - B
For an air fryer, would you cook these the same way as your BBQ air fryer wings?
Thanks, Bailey! Love following someone local from MN!
I would, yes! Maybe 2 extra minutes if you want them more crispy 🙂 And thank you! Hi, neighbor!
These are excellent & so easy! I did cook them 10 mins longer to crisp them up. I will make theses again,
I’m so glad to hear this!! Thank you so much, Antionette!
These are legit life changing!! So easy to make and tons of flavor. My husband requests them when friends come over. Everyone who’s ever tried them loves them and I don’t mind that I end up looking like a really good cook ??
Ha!! That’s a total win in my book!! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know, Melissa!! <3 - B
Literally my favorite Whole30 thing EVER! I’m doing a 20 day reset and today is day one. I have 5 more of your recipes in the lineup for the first week. Can’t wait to try everything!
Woo!! We LOVE these wings too. I’m so glad you enjoyed 🙂 Thank you so much for coming back to let me know!! <3 - B
Matthew D Zator says
Awesome wings!!!! Definitely making these again! Just like other people, I had to cook them for 10 more minutes to make them crispier. Worth the wait though!!!!
Amazing!! Thank you so much, Matthew!!
These were very delicious! My family loved them!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you Sharon!
So yummy. My new favorite chicken wings!!!
Thank you!! So, so glad you love them!!
These were really good! I like the simplicity of the recipe. They needed to cook a good amount longer for me to become crispy but they were well worth the wait.
Awesome!! I’m so, so glad you liked them! Thank you!
Is seasame oil paleo friendly? What can I use instead?
Hey there! It’s considered Paleo, depending on who you ask. Because it’s made from sesame seeds, the general consensus is that it is, just in moderation! Here’s a helpful explanation that’s more in-depth 🙂 https://www.thepaleomom.com/wiki/sesame-seed-oil/ & https://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/
Delicious! We loved these1 They started to smoke before I thought they were crisp enough, so I lowered the temp to 375 and cooked for about another 15 minutes.
I’m so glad you loved them! And thanks for the reminder about cook times – I was going to add that the wings might need more time depending on size! These ones I used were a bit on the smaller side 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Janice!