Salt And Pepper Chicken Wings

by hintofhelen
Salt And Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

Salt And Pepper Wing Recipe

Salt and pepper chicken wings are one of my favorite starters to get at a Chinese takeaway. Here’s a quick and easy way to make the delicious wings at home.

I worked in a chinese restauraunt a few years ago; and this was our most popular side dish, unsurprisingly as anything salt and pepper is amazing (see also my recipe for salt and pepper chips, and salt and pepper chicken breast). It’s so simple and quick to make, and the result is really worth the extra effort you put in. One tip is urge you to follow is don’t skip the part where you cook the onions to perfection – the onions are an important part of making this dish what it is so make sure they’re sweet and delicious.

Using chicken wings makes this recipe super cheap and perfect for a home takeaway. It’ll take you less time, less calories and less money to make this, and once you master it, I’m sure you’ll say its even better than the local Chinese takeaway. The best thing about making your favorite restaurant classics at home is that you’re able to make it just how you like it – as spicy as you like, as chunky as you like, as much as you like!

Let me know how you get on with this Salt & Pepper chicken wing recipe in the comments below!

Yield: 4 People

Salt And Pepper Chicken Wings

Salt And Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

Recipe for Chinese salt and pepper chicken wings - better than takeaway

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • Vegetable or Sunflower Oil

For the battered Chicken

  • 10 Chicken Wings
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes

For The Vegetable Mix

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes


  1. Roughy chop all of the vegetables and set aside
  2. In a bowl combine the four and 1 tsp chilli flakes 
  3. Take another bowl, and crack the two eggs into it 
  4. Dip your chicken wings into the egg bowl, and coat with the egg
  5. Then take each wing, a wing at a time, and toss it in the flour and chilli mixture, until its evenly coated - set aside and continue for all of the wings 
  6. Pour a layer of oil into a large pan (with deep sides - never fry with a shallow sided pan) and turn the heat to medium/high
  7. Place the coated wings into the hot oil and cook until brown and crispy, and cooked inside - turning frequently and adjusting the oil heat so they don't burn 
  8. Once your wings are cooked, remove from the oil, turn off the heat, and place on a piece of kitchen roll to drain off excess heat 
  9. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a large, non-stick pan or wok 
  10. Add the onions to the pan, and cook on medium heat until they become transparent and begin to turn sweet (don't skip this step - it's important)
  11. Then add the peppers and chilli to the pan, and stir fry for a couple of minutes
  12. Add the salt, pepper, five spice and chill flakes to the pan, stir and then add the cooked chicken wings 
  13. Use a wooden spoon or tongues to make sure you really mix together the vegetables, seasoning and chicken wings - cook for a further couple of minutes until your chicken is hot through - then serve and enjoy!

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Margaret 24th January 2019 - 8:01 am

Aww mine turned out amazing ur recipe is the best one thanks lolx

hintofhelen 24th January 2019 - 3:03 pm

Aw I’m so glad Margaret! ๐Ÿ˜€

Jackie 27th November 2019 - 7:14 pm

Iโ€™ve made these using your recipe with chicken wings previously and they really are as good (if not better than the local takeaway – twenty odd people in a pub canโ€™t be wrong!). Have just finished a batch using pieces of belly pork and it really is sublime. Thanks for posting this!

Helen 9th December 2019 - 5:30 pm

You’re welcome Jackie – thanks for getting in touch, i’m so glad you enjoy the recipe! Wow, S&P pork belly sounds AMAZING too! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Joan Whittaker 7th August 2021 - 6:03 pm

Hi Helen ,thank you for this recipe, I love my local take seats chicken wings, but I’m away in my caravan and after seeing your recipe thought I would have a go! well I also saw some ready mixed S&P seasoning which I mixed with flour to coat the wings as well.
Well it was beautiful , and I don’t think I will ever go to the chippy again for my Saturday night treat!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

marie 4th April 2020 - 6:44 pm

Made this last night and wow so tasty even the kids loved it too even tho a bit hot will defo be making again.

Helen R 5th April 2020 - 10:13 pm

So glad you and the family enjoyed these Marie! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing

Stuart Warren Twigg. 29th May 2020 - 6:42 am

These were fantastic Better than my local takeaway. Thanks for the recipe.


Hint of Helen 30th May 2020 - 11:36 am

Amazing! So glad you enjoyed it Stuart ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for getting in touch – Helen

Anonymous 3rd June 2020 - 1:26 pm

Helen – mine turned out to be amazing – Thank you for the recipie

Colin Richardson 26th June 2021 - 7:58 pm

great recipe by the way


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