Pepper and Salt Chicken Wings
© Andrew Purcell

Pepper and Salt Chicken Wings


Black and white pepper have an intense, delicious heat that, in tandem with coarse salt, makes a crisp, spicy coating for chicken wings.

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  1. 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  2. 1/2 tablespoon white peppercorns
  3. 1/4 cup kosher salt
  4. 3 pounds chicken wings, separated at the joints
  5. Peeled 3-inch celery sticks, for serving
  6. Lemon Cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Coarsely crush the black and white peppercorns in a mortar or use a heavy-bottomed skillet; stir in the salt. Put the chicken wings on a large baking sheet and toss with the pepper and salt. Roast on the top rack of the oven for 1 hour. Serve with celery sticks and the Lemon Cream.

Suggested Pairing

Tame the fiery flavors here with an Italian Pinot Grigio or an inexpensive sparkling wine.