Beautifully crispy and crunchy with a spicy, salty flavor, salt and pepper wings are an amazing healthy alternative to ordering a takeout meal when you prefer something different to classic fried chicken wings. This easy Chinese dish boasts all the same amazing flavor as your favorite takeaway, but without the MSG you'll often find added at your local Chinese restaurant. Salt and pepper chicken wings get their incredible flavor from ingredients like ginger, garlic, Shaoxing wing, and of course, a generous helping of salt and pepper. They make a great appetizer or can be served with rice, noodles, or stir-fried vegetables to make a tasty, hearty meal.
– If you're unable to find Shaoxing wine, use dry sherry as a substitute.
– The longer you marinate the chicken wings, the richer and more flavorful they'll become.
– Don't overcrowd the pot when you're frying the wings.
– You can bake the wings instead of frying them. Cook them for 45 minutes at 400°F, flipping once halfway through. Or cook them in your air fryer for 15 minutes at 350°F. Both methods will give you equally tasty, crispy wings, and are healthier ways to enjoy your salt and pepper chicken wings.
Let the wings cool before storing. Once cooled, place them in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge or 6 months when frozen. To reheat them, bake them for 10 to 20 minutes at 350°F.
– Shaoxing wine is a Chinese rice wine you can find at specialty stores or online.
– If you don't have potato starch, use cornstarch instead.
– For spicier wings, add extra pepper or chilies.