Hot Honey Lime Wings

Appetizers, Dinner

A little spicy, super lime-y and delicious sweet, these Hot Honey Lime Wings are the perfect weeknight meal. The marinade takes 5 minutes to whisk together and the wings bake in the oven. Toss the wings with the sauce and dinner is one the table!

Hot Honey Lime Chicken on an oval green plate

What is Hot Honey?

Well, it’s spicy honey! I first had it on a pizza at this place in Brooklyn (I can’t remember the name right now, grrr!). But it’s essentially some type of chili steeped in honey. The spicy and sweet combination is delicious and wonderful. So I thought, why not put it on wings.

spices, raw chicken, salt and honey

How to Make Crispy Wings in the Oven

File frying things high up on the list as things I dislike (except churros – those are worth it). I like to toss chicken wings in baking powder and salt. And then put them on a rack and place them on top of a baking sheet.

I bake them at 250 degrees F for 15 minutes and then and then another 30 minutes at 350 F. What this does is renders out the fat in the chicken skin and then bakes them throughout.

raw chicken wings on baking sheet

Making Hot Honey Lime Wings

  1. Follow the steps above for the baking of the wings.
  2. While they’re in the oven, make the marinade. Whisk together the honey, lime juice and spices. Set it aside.
  3. When the wings are warm, transfer them to a bowl and pour half of the sauce on top, toss the wings in the sauce and add the remaining sauce. Toss one last time and plate it up.
  4. Garnish it with green onions and sesame seeds.

small plate with a variety of spicesmarinade in a bowl with a whisk

Tips and Tricks

If you want to make these ahead, you can certainly toss the wings in the baking powder/salt mixture and then put them on a cooling rack and stick ’em in the fridge for up to 3 hours.

And you could also whisk together the marinade up to 2 days ahead (if you don’t like spice, I would leave out the crushed red pepper until right before you’re going to use it).

Hot Honey Lime Wings on an oval plate

 

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Hot Honey Lime Wings Recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 180kcal
A little spicy, super lime-y and delicious sweet, these Hot Honey Lime Wings are the perfect weeknight meal. The marinade takes 5 minutes to whisk together and the wings bake in the oven. Toss the wings with the sauce and dinner is one the table!

Ingredients

Chicken Wings:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings or drummets

Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup honey
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Garnish:

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, , thinly sliced (for garnish)

Directions

To Make the Wings:

  • Place a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Prep the chicken: wash the chicken wings, followed by drying them off thoroughly using paper towels. *Washing chicken is super controversial - some people do it some people don’t. Do what you want lol.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the baking powder and salt. Add the wings to the bowl and toss them with the mixture, thoroughly. Transfer the wings to the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until slightly crispy.
  • Turn the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for a remaining 20 minutes, until medium golden brown.

To Make the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and spices.
  • Add the chicken wings to a bowl and pour the the sauce on top, tossing them in the sauce until completely coated.
  • Transfer them to a serving plate and garnish them with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.

Notes

Tips and Tricks:
I like to toss chicken wings in baking powder and salt. And then put them on a rack and place them on top of a baking sheet.
I bake them at 250 degrees F for 15 minutes and then and then another 30 minutes at 350 F. What this does is renders out the fat in the chicken skin and then bakes them throughout.
Equipment: 
OXO Spoons | OXO Cups | Stainless Steel Bowls | Kitchen Towels | Baking Sheets
CourseAppetizer
CuisineAmerican
Keywordcrispy chicken wings, hot honey, what is hot honey
Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Reply cheri January 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    These look great, just in time for super bowl

  • Reply Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs January 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Adrianna, this recipe is slammin’! Perfect for game day!

  • Reply Belinda January 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for interesting new lime recipes to add to my repertoire. I come from my mums each week with about a kilo of limes from her tree and there’s only so much tequila you can drink 😉

    Will be giving these a go this week for my hubby’s birthday. My go-to chicken wing recipe funnily enough has brown sugar (along with maple syrup, hoisin and sweet chilli lime sauce) but the wings are marinated then baked but they’re not crispy.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      Ooo! That sounds great. I think the problem with using honey AND brown sugar is that honey tends to be sweeter than, say, maple syrup, so it ends up being too much. But I think maple syrup, hoisin(!!) and brown sugar and lime sounds delish!

  • Reply Rose January 29, 2014 at 10:15 am

    So ready For the superbowl Now!

  • Reply Taylor @ greens & chocolate January 29, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Love the sound and look of these chicken wings…I’m usually all about the buffalo but I could get behind the honey & lime.

  • Reply Ann January 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Your owl salt pig tho.

  • Reply Rachel January 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

    These look and sound fabulous – love the combination of flavours,

  • Reply Kasha the FarmGirl January 29, 2014 at 9:44 am

    God, these look good! I can’t wait to try them…

    Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Cindy January 29, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I am obsessed with super-crispy chicken wings. There’s a chicken wing place right down the street and their wings are SO crispy, I am in love…also they have a Szechwan peppercorn sauce that is so delicious and makes your mouth numb.

    Anyway, back to THESE wings…love, love anything spicy and sweet and savory, always. And I am totes going to try that baking soda/salt trick.

  • Reply Toby @ brag & butter January 29, 2014 at 8:11 am

    What great trick, I will try the baking powder thing for sure. I deep fried churros last weekend and I can still – you know, if I get reeeeeally close to the wallpaper in the kitchen – smell that I did. It’s not really bad – it helps the personality of my flat grow – but going for oven baking as a substitute will be nice 🙂

  • Reply Marie @ Little Kitchie January 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Love these flavors!!

  • Reply Caroline Taylor January 29, 2014 at 7:47 am

    These look so good, I could easily eat them all!

  • Reply Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 29, 2014 at 7:17 am

    These are so unique! Love it!!

  • Reply Sophie January 29, 2014 at 5:44 am

    These would go down a treat in my house!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

  • Reply Amy January 29, 2014 at 5:23 am

    These look delicious! Anything with lime, and I want to eat it.

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