Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F.
If you have whole chicken wings
, cut off wingtips and cut the wings in half at the joint. Discard wingtips or freeze to make stock
at a later time.
Place the wings in a large bowl. Sprinkle five-spice powder
and cayenne on the wings, add a few pinches of salt and about 15 grinds of black pepper. Rub the mixture into all the wings until no more loose rub remains. Wash your hands.
Line the wing pieces up on a baking sheet so the side of the wing that has the most skin is facing up. Roast
until cooked through, browned and crispy, about 25 minutes. Serve hot with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce.