Chili Lime Chicken Wings Recipe

whiskeyandwings June 7, 2017 0
Chili Lime Chicken Wings Recipe


  • 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
  • ½ 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.
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ 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.

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