Salt and Pepper Wings
Jan 2019

Salt and Pepper Wings


My infamous Salt and Pepper wings

Hola Lovelies! Hope you’re all well and eating good! Earlier on this week I was craving some wings but couldn’t decide which flavour I wanted.. so I asked you guys on social media which recipe you’d like to see and it was Salt and Pepper wings!

These wings are really simple to make and I KNOW I always say that but that’s the aim of my recipes right? Well, I’m serious they are easy to make and they only require a few simple steps as well as a (not so) secret ingredient that gives you crispy, crunchy and healthy wings without using a deep fryer, flour or any of that extra stuff.

Baking soda is an ingredient I always seem to have in my cupboard but never really used since I’m not much of a baker but now I have a reason! This ingredient isn’t just great for crispening chicken, it also keeps the chicken/meat super moist in stir fries! (I’ll have a recipe up soon)

I urge you to watch my video recipe (click the link) as I explain how to divide the chicken wing into 3 parts and how to use the baking soda to crispen your chicken!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you might recognise this ingredient and these steps from my Honey Siracha Chicken Wings! recipe! Well it’s pretty much the same steps in this recipe just an upgraded version in that I’ve balanced out the flavours a bit.

In terms of the ingredients, I opted for shallots instead of spring onions, you can add some diced carrots, even bell peppers to the mixture or even switch up the spices! Honestly guys it’s all up to what you like and want you want to taste, of course you can follow my recipe but I really want you to get comfortable with difference ingredients in the kitchen and adjusting to what you might like! I’d love to see what people come up with so feel free! All of my ingredients are optional 🙂

Looks like a lot of steps and ingredients but it’s all about what’s in your cupboard, I recommend prepping before you start to cook and cleaning as you go!

Okay enough talking, if you have any questions, don’t forget to contact me,

Here’s what you’ll need:

PREP YOUR INGREDIENTS BEFORE COOKING TO SAVE TIME

Wings dry rub 

  • 6-8 chicken wings ( washed and dried)
  • 1.5 tablespoon baking powder(Seperate)
  • 2 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon spicy paprika/chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs (I used thyme and oregano)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon black pepper

Salt and Pepper mix 

  • 3 shallots finely diced / 2 spring onions chopped
  • 2 chillis finely diced/ If you don’t like heat then use sweet/bell peppers
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)

*For garnish* Sesame seeds

Utensils

  • Bowl
  • Frying pan/Wok
  • Baking tray/rack lined with foil
  • Tongs/Wooden Spoon (Something to mix with)
  • Mouth to eat

Method 

  • Preheat your oven to 200°c.
  • Divide each wing into the flat, drum and tip. (Watch how to do it here)
  • Once you have sectioned your wings, make sure they’re washed and dried.
  • Sprinkle the chicken rub ingredients (minus the baking soda) all over the wings and mix until the wings are completely coated. (No need to marinate)
  • Once the wings are seasoned, sprinkle half of the baking powder onto the wings and use tongs/spoon to mix thoroughly until the baking soda disappears. Repeat this step with the rest of the baking powder.
  • On a wire rack or baking tray, arrange the wings so that they all have space in between themselves! Make sure the tray isn’t crowded as this could cause soggy instead of crispy wings.
  • Place the wings in the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • After 20 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and turn them over to crispen the other sides
  • Turn the chicken wings over again after 15 minutes or until the sides are nice and crispy, set them aside to cool.

Your wings can take anywhere from 35-50 minutes! Give them time to crispen up and turn them over every so often. Don’t worry, they’ll still be moist and juicy inside.

  • In a frying pan or wok, heat the vegetable oil on medium high heat and add the onions.
  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until softened then add in the chilli and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and turn down the heat if necessary to make sure they don’t burn.
  • Once the garlic smells fragrant, add in the rest of the ingredients (soy, sugar, honey, sesame oil, pepper).
  • Stir fry for another minute until all the flavours come together, then add in your wings and toss to coat.
  • Coat the wings as best as you can and serve!

This can be enjoyed on its own with a cool drink or scoop up the chilli mixture and serve with rice!

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Youtube: https://youtu.be/qkWJOcjfY4Y