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Chili Lime Sticky Crispy Chicken Wings

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!

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Chili Lime Sticky Crispy Chicken Wings

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. A room full of disappointed faces might be the result.

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Limes.

We have made many kinds over the years and this was our latest attempt at some crispy, sticky wings. This time featuring the classic combo of chili & lime for some sweet tangy heat on delicious crispy fried wings.

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Chili Lime Sticky Crispy Chicken Wings

You had better make lots of these because they are going to go fast!

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Fresh chicken wings.

In any chicken wings recipe I tend to use fresh chicken wings whenever possible. Frozen will do in a pinch of course, but in my experience frozen wings do lose some moisture in the freezing process.

Fresh wings will always be a little plumper and juicier when cooked.

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Chipotle powder

For a smokier version of this recipe, substitute 1 tsp of Chipotle powder for the clili paste. You can use more or less to taste, of course.

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Chili Lime Sticky Crispy Chicken Wings

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Yield: 8 servings

Chili Lime Crispy Sticky Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken wings, washed, cut and trimmed

For the coating

  • 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

For the egg wash

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk

For the Chili Lime Sticky Glaze

  • 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

You will also need

  • canola for frying

Instructions

  1. lbs chicken wings, washed, cut and trimmed
  2. Mix together well, the flour, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and ginger.
  3. Dip the chicken wings into an egg wash made from whisking together the eggs and milk.
  4. 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.
  5. Drain on a wire rack placed on a cookie sheet. Hold in a 175 degree oven if making more than one batch.

To prepare the Chili Lime Sticky Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the oil and garlic.
  2. Saute for a minute to soften the garlic, then add the honey, lime zest and juice, chili paste, salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer together for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

8 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 757Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 30gCholesterol 163mgSodium 883mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 31g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Sallyjojo

Saturday 6th of February 2021

This is our go to wing recipe! I have altered it to bake them and make the sauce in the microwave. Makes it simple and less mess. I bake them 40 min at 425 on greased cookie sheet, turn after 20 minutes. LOVE your site and love your daily emails. Thank you for all your hard work and inspiration!!

Erica

Friday 26th of April 2019

Want to try this but I don't own a deep fryer. Can I bake them like the Kung Pao Wings?

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 27th of April 2019

I don't see why not.

David

Monday 19th of January 2015

I wanted to make this but I was confused by a comment in the directions - "Saute for a minute to soften the shallot". There is no shallot listed in the ingredients. Can you enlighten me?

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 28th of January 2015

Should have been garlic. Oops Fixed now.

Annie @ Annie's Noms

Friday 22nd of February 2013

Oh wow this looks delicious! I'm always looking for new chicken recipes as I don't really like beef. This looks like a winner, adding it to my "to make" list! :)

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