Chili Lime Sticky Crispy Chicken Wings

Chili Lime Crispy Sticky 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!
Course Party Food
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 3 lbs wings
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 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


  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.