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Szechuan Pepper Chicken Wings (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


Seasoning Salt

  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp Szechuan and black pepper powder


  1. Add Szechuan and black peppercorns into a mortar and grind until you have a find powder.

  2. Pat chicken wings dry and then toss in avocado oil.

  3. Season with kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of the Szechuan and black pepper powder. Mix until well combined.

  4. Dust chicken wings with potato starch making sure all sides are coated.

  5. Oven method: preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the chicken wings to baking sheet in a single layer, Roast for 20 minutes, flip and roast for an additional 10-12 minutes or until chicken wings are cooked through and golden brown.

  6. Frying method: preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet with 1/4 inch height. Once heated, add the chicken into the skillet but don't overcrowd the skillet. Cook in batches if you need to. Fry for 12-15 minutes flipping halfway through.

  7. Air Fryer method: add chicken wings to air fryer basket, cook at 375F for 20 minutes shaking halfway through, afterwards turn air fryer up to 400F and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  8. Once cooked add chicken wings to a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon seasoning salt. You can add more if you want. Serve with lime wedges.

Seasoning Salt

  1. Add ingredients into a small bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside until ready to use.