Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

they are crispy and crunchy as all good wings should be

they are crispy and crunchy as all good wings should be

I really need to write Paleo Cupboard a Thank You note one of these days.

What with their egg drop soup and now these wings, they’ve really been hitting a series of home runs in our house.

Paleo Cupboard is also directly responsible for a happiness boost in my marriage because Hubs loved both these recipes and actually requested that we have salt & pepper wings “every other night for the foreseeable future.”

(and he was serious)

they also re-heat very well the next day so don't be afraid to make in bulk

they also re-heat very well the next day so don’t be afraid to make in bulk

We are blessed with a wonderful, solid and joyous marriage but there is no union on earth that isn’t made stronger with the addition of fried wings.

Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings (makes 12 wings)

*slightly adapted from Paleo Cupboard

  • 12 chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 tbsp, plus a tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • coconut oil or lard for frying
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (de-seeded if you’re not great with spice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  1. Put wings in a bowl and sprinkle with a tbsp of salt. Cover and put in the fridge overnight or for 6 hours.
  2. Rinse wings and pat dry. Set aside.
  3. Mix the flour, tsp of salt and black pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Shake to combine then add the wings (a few at a time or it will take you forever) and gently toss to coat. Shake off the excess and place wings on a cooling rack.
  4. Pour enough oil into a skillet/frying pan to around an inch deep. Heat over a high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully add the wings and fry for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown all over. Remove from pan.
  5. Drain most of the oil from the pan, reserving about a tbsp. Add the onion, garlic and jalapeno and reduce the heat to low. Gently fry for a minute then add the wings back into the pan and toss to combine. Serve.

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5 thoughts on “Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

    • I can’t say for sure because I’ve never tried it, but I don’t see why not. The beauty of these is you can do a small ‘tester’ batch to see. If you can get cornstarch, that’s pretty much a straight sub for arrowroot so that might be worth a try too.

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