Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

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Ryan Goodwin Published on 4/23/2017, viewed by 1061 , 0 Comments

Whenever I get a whole chicken, I like to cook off the wings as a snack. Usually, if you eat chicken wings, they're baked or deep fried in a big batch. Since a chicken only has 2 arms, I'm working with only these 6 pieces, and so I can take my time and pay a little more attention to getting a nice brown crisp on each piece.

What you will need

2 each chicken wings

2 each chicken drummies

2 each chicken tenders

Black peppercorns

Salt

How to cook

1

Crush some peppercorns with a mortar and pestle. Freshly ground pepper is way more flavorful than the preground stuff.

2

Liberally season your chicken pieces in salt and pepper.

3

Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat with a pour of oil. I used olive oil, but sesame oil works great, or any cooking oil you have on hand.

4

When the oil is hot, lay your chicken pieces in the pan. Try to get as much surface area against the pan as possible. Leave them alone for a few minutes to get a good crisp. Flip and repeat, until each piece has a nice thorough coat of brown, crusty caramelization.

5

Time to eat. I always share with my wife, so there's good reason to keep improving. Great how something so simple can be so delicious with just a little care in preparation.

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