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Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

I made these recently for a party and will make them again.   They are delicious, however I will be a bit more generous with the pepper next time.
I think they'd be a great addition to a picnic as they taste very good cold.

  • 3 pounds prepared chicken wings  
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Kosher salt*
  • Montreal Steak Spice*
  • lemon pepper * (optional)
  • coarsely ground black pepper*
  1. Line a cookie sheet (with edges) with tin foil
  2. Place a wire rack in pan.
  3. Cut each wing into 3 pieces and discard wing tips or save for making soup.(I buy the large package of wings that are already cut apart from Costco and divide them into smaller portions.)
  4. In a large bowl, toss chicken wings with soy sauce until well coated.
  5. Lay wings on rack so that they do not touch each other.
  6. Sprinkle with seasonings.  *Use a sparing amount of Kosher salt as the soya sauce is already salty. *The amount of of Montreal steak spice, lemon pepper and black pepper will depend on how much pepper your family likes.
  7. Place in oven preheated to 425 degrees and bake for 40 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, turn each wing over and bake for another 20 minutes.
  9. I made these the day ahead and then reheated them for 10-15 minutes in a 425 degree oven just before serving.  


  1. We love chicken in this household and we love pepper. This will be on the list for first picnic of the year!
    Thanks so much for posting. They look spectacular!

  2. Can you state the ingredients of the Montreal Steak Spice, please?

    1. You can buy Montreal Steak Spice in the spice isle of your grocers store.
      Check the ingredient list on the bottle.

  3. Could you please tell me what soya sauce is? Where would it be in the grocery store?

    1. Asian food isle in the grocery store. You can buy low sodium soy sauce as well. Soya sauce and soy sauce is the same thing. It is a blend of Asian spices in liquid form that you pour over rice etc. It is very tasty and could imagine it to be very good in this recipe.
      Thanks for posting this recipe, I have a picky family, but they would like this I think. Simple enough to make with out complicated ingredients.

  4. Is soya sauce the same as soy sauce? I'm not a fan of chicken wings but I'd like to try this on legs, or even the other chicken parts.

  5. Sounds good, but heavy on the salt unless the Montreal stuff is salt-free. You have so many GREAT recipes!!!!

  6. It's in my favourites to make. It looks and I know it will taste delicious. Wings are my favourite part of the bird. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Made it for dinner tonight. It was a huge hit. Thanks for a super easy and tasty recipe.

  8. Funny, I always find it strange when people refer to "Montreal steak spice". I am fron Montreal you see. For me it's just spice. But they do make chicken wings delicious.

  9. Just made this for supper tonight. Everyone loved it. Nice mild sauce. I used 2 whole chickens, cut up, and placed them in my pampered chef stones. I didn't have lemon pepper, so I squirted lemon juice over all the chicken before placing in oven. Thanks for sharing! :D

  10. We always make Tabasco chicken on the grill--low heat, but turn often and every time you turn, splash liberally with Tabasco. It's pretty spicy, but that nice vinegary taste still comes through :)

  11. i normally dont like chicken, but this was amazing!

  12. making them right now they smell so good

  13. I made these tonight. They were very, very good. It's a recipe I will definitely use again.

  14. I love this wing recipe. I have made this many times with a variety of different dipping sauces on the side. They always turn out perfect and are so much healthier than deep frying. I do omit the salt as even with a light low sodium soy salt, they are more than salty enough.


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