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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  • Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon white peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, separated at the joints
  • Peeled 3-inch celery sticks, for serving
  • Lemon Cream

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 450&#176;. 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 <a href="/recipes/lemon-cream">Lemon Cream</a>.

Suggested Pairing

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

Contributed By Photo © Andrew Purcell Published May 2000

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