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.
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.
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.
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.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
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.
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.
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.