Chili Lime Sticky Crispy Chicken Wings. Juicy wings with a warmly spiced crispy coating that get tossed in a tangy, sweet, spicy glaze. So very delicious!
Our wings are sort of famous among our circle of friends and this version of crispy chicken wings has just added to that reputation! Whenever folks are invited over for “Sips and Nibbles” there had better be some great wings on the menu or a room full of disappointed faces might be the result. We have made many kinds over the years and this was our latest attempt at some crispy, sticky wings featuring the classic combo of chili lime for some sweet tangy heat on delicious crispy fried wings. You had better make lots of these because they are going to go fast!
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- 3 lbs chicken wings washed, cut and trimmed
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp ground ginger
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp milk
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- finely chopped zest of one lime
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 tsp crushed chili paste or chili flakes more or less to taste.
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
lbs chicken wings, washed, cut and trimmed
Mix together well, the flour, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and ginger.
Dip the chicken wings into an egg wash made from whisking together the eggs and milk.
Dredge the egg washed wings in the flour mixture and drop them in a canola oil filled and preheated 375 degree F deep fryer for about 10-12 minutes depending upon the size of the wings until a medium golden brown and fully cooked through. You can use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken is at least 180 degrees F at the center.
Drain on a wire rack placed on a cookie sheet. Hold in a 175 degree oven if making more than one batch.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and garlic.
Saute for a minute to soften the garlic, then add the honey, lime zest and juice, chili paste, salt and pepper.
Simmer together for about 5-10 minutes.
Transfer the cooked chicken wings into a large bowl and pour the hot glaze over the wings. Toss well to cover all of the wings in glaze. Garnish with grated lime zest and chives if desired.
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