Crispy Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings – these will probably be the simplest and most amazing wings you’ll ever make. Generously seasoned with salt and pepper and baked to a crisp perfection!
I pride myself on my ability to make a quick dinner or a quick snack. After all these years of cooking, I can finally say that I can now make something up with whatever ingredients I may have in my fridge and pantry. The only problem is I have a very picky husband and many times he won’t eat what I make. Yep, that’s him! While pretty much everyone around him envies him for being married to me, a food blogger among my many other talents which I won’t go into now, and being able to try all these foods, he can be quite difficult when it comes to certain recipes. I am proud to say, however, that after almost 15 years of marriage I have managed to expand his culinary horizons and have him try, and most importantly, like a lot of the food I make. It’s taken me a lot of coaxing and begging.
However, one thing I never have to do any sort of persuasion to make him eat, is meat. If I make any type of meat, any which way, he is more than happy to oblige and feast on my offerings. Such as these wings. Truth be told, I can never make enough chicken wings, they go way too fast. Between hubs and the dog, I’m lucky if I get a couple chicken wings. Not to mention salt and pepper wings are both our favorites. There’s a pub in our neighborhood we frequent often, and on Tuesday nights they have wings for .29 cents and we always always get the salt and pepper wings. But I’ll be honest with you now and tell you that mine are better. Not because of the ingredients, I mean let’s face it, we’re talking salt and pepper, but simply because my wings are baked.
I always bake my chicken wings, and they are so much better than the fried ones. They turn out super crispy and not to mention a lot less calories. I never understood why people fry chicken wings! Anyway, salt and pepper wings, make this your project this weekend and enjoy them, guilt free! I did use smoked sea salt on my wings and let me tell you that if you’ve never had smoked sea salt before, you are missing out, it will give your wings a nice smokey flavor. I’d love to hear how you like it, if you’ve tried it! Hubs and I went wild and bought a bunch of smoked sea salt, we put that shit on everything now. It’s about as wild as we go!
- 2 lb chicken wings
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
- Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place all wings in a medium sized bowl. Drizzle the wings with the olive oil and toss well, making sure each wing is coated with a bit of olive oil.
- Sprinkle the chicken wings with the pepper and salt, and toss well.
- Arrange the wings in a single layer on the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until they're golden crisp.
- Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if preferred and garnish with some chopped parsley.
- Serve while warm.