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Crispy Baked Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings Nic's PicksThere was a time when I thought chicken wings were a horribly unhealthy choice. In fact, when I was about 18-22 years old, and working at Cactus Club Cafe in Vancouver (which was known for its hot wings back then), I would occasionally order them, but spend more time picking the skin off them to avoid as much of the ‘unhealthiness’ as possible. My coworkers would sit there wondering why I was picking off the best part!

Now, let me be clear – I’m not saying it’s okay to go out and eat chicken wings at any restaurant out there. I am, however, saying that IF you buy the right chicken wings, and cook them in a healthy manner, they are a great snack, dinner, lunch, Super Bowl dish, etc.

Below is one of my fave recipes for Crispy Baked Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings recipe from Jo Cooks:


  • 1 pounds chicken wings (hormone and antibiotic-free)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place all wings in a medium sized bowl. Drizzle the wings with the olive oil and toss well, making sure each wing is coated with a bit of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the chicken wings with the pepper and salt, and toss well.
  • Arrange the wings in a single layer on the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until they’re golden crisp.
  • Sprinkle with more salt and pepper if preferred and garnish with some chopped parsley.
  • Serve while warm.

Want a great dip to go with these? Try out this Chive & Garlic spread from Spreadem!

By Nicole Porter
Nicole Porter is a Stress Coach and Wellness Educator helping busy, stressed out professionals mindfully overcome the Top 10 Unhealthy Habits preventing optimal health, mindset and productivity. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Nutritional Therapist, Healthy Weight Loss Coach, and Pilates Coach with a background in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Behaviour Change.


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