Chinese Sichuan Chicken Wings

Sichuan Chinese Chicken Wings Recipe

55 Minutes
Serves: 2

These spicy Sichuan chicken wings make a deliciously simple starter, the wings are coated in a hot and spicy Sichuan sauce made with Sichuan pepper, chilli flakes, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and brown sugar. These Asian-style chicken wings are topped with roast peanuts and chilli flakes.

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 600 grams chicken wings
  • 15 grams salted peanuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


  • 1 tsp black pepper corns
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 4 cm fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 10 grams brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 45 ml white wine

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • set the oven to 165C 365F or gas mark 3
  • add the salt and baking powder to the bowl add the chicken wings
  • toss the wings in the salt and baking powder
  • place the rack on the baking tray

Step 2

  • place the chicken wings on the rack, place in the oven and bake for 10 mins
  • remove the chicken from the oven
  • turn the chicken wings over, return to the oven cook for 10 mins

Step 3

  • remove the chicken from the oven
  • set the oven to 220C 425F or gas mark 7
  • return the chicken to the oven for 10 minutes

Step 4

  • while the chicken is cooking
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • peel and grate the ginger

Step 5

  • heat the frying pan
  • dry fry the pepper corns and chilli flakes
  • for a minute or 2
  • empty the contents of the frying pan into a mortal and pestle
  • grind the spices

Step 6

  • add all the sauce ingredients to the sauce pan
  • stir to mix the ingredients
  • cook over a medium heat
  • heat the sauce until it thickens
  • set a side

Step 7

  • remove the chicken from the oven
  • remove the rack and chicken wings from the baking tray
  • Add the sauce to the baking tray and stir to mix the chicken juices and the sauce together
  • return the wings to the tray and coat them with the sauce
  • return to the oven and bake for 5 mins

Step 8

  • while the chicken is cooking
  • chop the peanuts
  • remove the chicken from the oven

Step 9

  • sprinkle the cooked chicken wings with the chopped nuts and chilli flakes
  • serve immediately

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 2 chopping board
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 large knife
  • 1 mortar and pestle
  • 1 rack
  • 1 small pan

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How to make Chinese Sichuan chicken wings

Hot and spicy chicken wings coated in a sweet, chilli and hot pepper sauce and roasted till deliciously crispy and then sprinkled with chopped peanuts These crispy wings make the ideal starter or tasty Saturday night treat.

To make the wings Toss the wings in salt and baking powder and baked them in the oven to crisp the skin perfectly.  Coat them in a hot and spicy Sichuan sauce made with roasted Sichuan peppers, chilli flakes, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar and roasted till sticky and golden brown.

When to cook Chinese chicken wings

These spicy wings are ideal all year round, they make the perfect starter, for a Chinese dinner party or a delicious snack for a Saturday night treat

Who will love this recipe?

This recipe is ideal for an adult dinner party or a romantic meal for two because the dish is probably too hot for kids. It is also a perfect snack for chicken lovers and can be served as a movie night snack.

Flavour profile

This recipe is hot, sweet, and salty. The heat comes from the chilli and the pepper and the sweetness from the brown sugar. The saltiness comes from the soy and the salt used to cook the wings

Szechuan chicken starter for your dinner party

This easy chicken starter is great for a Chinese or Asian-themed party, we would serve it with a char sui duck and our delicious pineapple fritters. See our Chinese dinner party menu 

What makes our Chinese Szechuan chicken wings the best

Without a doubt adding bicarbonate and salt to the wings makes them extra crunchy, but the delicious sauce and the sprinkle of roasted peanuts give these Chinese salt and pepper chicken wings that extra taste sensation.

What is Sichuan sauce?

This sauce comes from the Sichuan province in southwestern China, it tends to be very spicy and flavourful. It is made with roasted Sichuan peppers, chilli flakes, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and brown sugar. and is perfect for creating hot and spicy chicken wings. It is also known as Szechuan or Schezwan sauce

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