Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken wings are baked until crispy and tossed in a mixture of sesame oil, jalapeños, garlic and green onions.

We are big fans of chicken wings in our home. For this reason, you’ll find several recipes for them on the blog. I’ve made cajun fried chicken wings that are, as you can guess by the title, fried. More often than not though, when I make chicken wings, I chose to make baked chicken wings instead of frying them.

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken wings are baked until crispy and tossed in a mixture of sesame oil, jalapeños, garlic and green onions.

I have been choosing to bake my chicken wings for a while now. I’ve make harissa chicken wings, garlic pepper chicken wings, sriracha chicken wings and these Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings. I find that baked chicken wings are just as crispy, if not crispier than their fried counterparts. And the mess factor is a lot less too. I bake chicken wings at 450 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes making sure to flip them in between. It may seem like a long time for a small cut of chicken, however, you want to make sure the baked chicken wings are crispy.

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken wings are baked until crispy and tossed in a mixture of sesame oil, jalapeños, garlic and green onions.

For these Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings, I always think of my favorite salt and pepper calamari. The pepper adds just the right amount of kick and it is just salty enough. That is exactly what I had in mind when I thought of making salt and pepper chicken wings. And it worked really well with them.

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken wings are baked until crispy and tossed in a mixture of sesame oil, jalapeños, garlic and green onions.

Crispy chicken wings perfectly seasoned with salt and pepper are good. But because, I tend to like a little bit of spice and sauce with my wings, I also toss these Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings in a mixture of sesame oil, green onions, garlic and jalapeños. It may not be your traditional chicken wing sauce but boy is it finger lickin’ good.

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken wings are baked until crispy and tossed in a mixture of sesame oil, jalapeños, garlic and green onions.

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken wings are baked until crispy and tossed in a mixture of sesame oil, jalapeños, garlic and green onions.

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(2)

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds party wings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons crushed black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, diced

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2

Combine salt and pepper together in a bowl. Place chicken wings on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat completely. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn and bake for another 15 minutes or until crispy and cooked through.

3

During the last 2 minutes of cooking time, heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onions and jalapeno. Cook just until jalapeno is softened. Reduce heat to low.

4

Remove chicken wings from oven. Toss in garlic/jalapeno mixture. Transfer to a serving platter. Spoon any left over garlic/jalapeno mixture over the top. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Amanda Livesay
    April 15, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I can’t believe how crispy these get!

  • Reply
    Allyson Zea
    April 15, 2018 at 9:12 am

    These would be so good for gameday!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    April 13, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Such a great chicken wing flavor!!

  • Reply
    Abeer
    April 13, 2018 at 12:49 am

    These are sooo awesome and tasty!

  • Reply
    Jen
    April 12, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I love that these are baked! So easy without losing any of the crispy skin!

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Hall Nesting
    April 12, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    I love the idea of these. Our family is always up for a new wing recipe!

  • Reply
    I Heart Naptime
    April 12, 2018 at 10:32 am

    These look wonderful and so flavorful! Would be perfect for grilling too!

  • Reply
    Audrey
    January 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I just had these tonight at my local Chinese restaurant and had to find the recipe! O. M. G. Thanks for posting this.

  • Reply
    Sheila Johnson
    December 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    OOh these would be so good with a beer! Me want some now!

  • Reply
    Jae
    December 14, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Another reason I love your blog. You have a love for heat, as do I, and a love for dill – My favorite herb ever.
    I already know this recipe is a keeper. Do you think it would work well with chicken thighs?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      December 14, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Thanks Jae! I don’t see why not. The cooking time would probably be just a bit longer. I would also use the thighs that have skin since the crispy chicken skin is the best part :)