Salt and Pepper Grilled Chicken Wings

Salt and Pepper Grilled Chicken Wings I love to order salt and pepper squid at our local Chinese take-out restaurant. I thought the spice blend would be fantastic on grilled chicken wings. I order the Szechuan peppercorns online and roast them as I need them. Don’t worry if there is more spice blend than you need, it keeps for quite some time in a sealed container and you’ll find yourself sprinkling it on a variety of different things.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 20 mins

    TOTAL : 30 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 1 pound of wings

  • Roast salt and peppercorns in a dry skillet over medium-low heat until salt starts to turn yellow and peppercorns become fragrant and begin to pop open, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • In the meantime, preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.

  • Brush chicken wings with peanut oil. Grill wings over indirect heat, turning occasionally, until juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Place the salt and pepper blend in a mortar and grind with a pestle until coarsely ground. Place the grilled chicken wings in a large bowl. Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons, or more depending on taste, of the spice blend; toss to coat.

Per Serving: 115 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 23.7mg; sodium 903.7mg. Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt and pepper coating. The actual amount of coating consumed will vary.