Black Pepper Chicken Wings

Black Pepper Chicken Wings

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This is an easy yet satisfying chicken wings recipe for black pepper lovers. They are gone really quickly, so I know they are good. The ingredients are basic and can be commonly found in a Chinese kitchen.

See Also: Tom Yum Chicken Wings Recipe

The great thing about home-made version is that you can adjust the intensity of the pepper to suit your taste buds. Even though the pepper flavour is strong, we can still taste the sweetness of the chicken and the deliciously savoury marinade.

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Black Pepper Chicken Wings (Step-by-Step)
grounded pepper Pound (using mortar and pestle) or grind (using an electric grinder) peppercorns to powder. For best results, use a combination of black and white peppercorns.
black pepper marinade Combine grounded pepper with oyster sauce, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce and honey to form a marinade sauce.
chicken wings marinade Marinade chicken in the sauce for at least half an hour.
Black Pepper Chicken Wings Bake chicken wings in preheated oven of 200°C (392°F) for 25 minutes, turning once halfway. Garnish and serve.

Black Pepper Chicken Wings

Black Pepper Chicken Wings Recipe

Adjust the amount of peppercorns used to suit your personal preference. For best results, pound or grind the peppercorns just before cooking so that the flavour will be fresh & intense.


  • 5 chicken wings (about 400 grams; or use the drumlettes/mid-joint cut)
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns preferably mixture of black & white; pounded/grinded to powder
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Prepare the wings by cutting to 3 portions at the joint (drummette, mid joint and end tip). Freeze the end tips for making chicken stock. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Coat chicken evenly in the black pepper sauce. Chill marinated chicken, covered, in fridge, for at least half an hour.
  3. Arrange chicken pieces on wire rack with foil-lined tray beneath. Bake at preheated oven of 200°C for 25 minutes (180°C for 15 minutes if using Philips Air Fryer), turning once halfway.