Cilantro Lime Wings

zingy, sweet and hot
Zingy, sweet and hot
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For the wings:
¼ cup Olive oil extra-virgin
of 2 limes Lime juice
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Cumin ground
½ tsp Smoked Paprika
3 lb Chicken wings
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
For the glaze:
4 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Hot sauce
of 1 lime Lime juice
2 tbsp Cilantro chopped

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Cilantro Lime Wings


Cilantro Lime Wings are one of my favorite things to make on a lazy Saturday when we spend the day at home watching movies or sports. I make a huge bath of these wings which I serve with plenty of napkins to wipe sticky hands. The zingy sweet sauce is a classic combination of lime, honey and hot sauce with the freshness of chopped cilantro.

Start by making a marinade for the chicken wings by combining olive oil, lime juice, garlic powder, cumin, and paprika. Mix with the chicken wings and chill in the refrigerator. After a few hours, bake the wings in the oven. While the wings bake, make a glaze by melting butter in a small saucepan. Mix honey, hot sauce, and lime juice. Turn off heat and stir in the cilantro before mixing with the chicken wings before serving.

To make Cilantro Lime Wings, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Cilantro Lime Wings


Prepare marinade


Whisk together ¼ cup of olive oil, juice of two limes, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin and ½ a teaspoon of paprika.


Marinate the chicken wings


Mix in 3 pounds of chicken wings and place in the refrigerator to marinate for up to 4 hours. Drain and pat the wings dry with a paper towel.


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Line a large baking sheet with a metal rack.


Cook the wings


Season the wings with salt and pepper. Place the marinated wings on the wire rack and bake for 50 minutes.


Make a glaze


Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan. MIx in 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of hot sauce and the juice of one lime. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of cilantro.


Coat wings with sauce


Transfer the cooked wings to a large serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the baked wings and toss well with a tongs until the wings are fully coated.



Serve these wings warm.

These Cilantro Lime Wings are delicious with a sweet yet zingy lime and honey sauce! Try them out soon and don’t forget to come back with your thoughts!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 18
Charlize Fretty

My family is Hispanic so we LOVE everything with lime and lemon in it or on it. I made this for my familia with some brown rice and plantains, EVERYONE was begging me to cook this atleast once a week afterwards, loved it.

Grecia Bollar

Lime made my tongue burn almost haha, less lime for me next time for sure.

Jazlynn Mhoon

Can't get over how good these are made them for my hubby and he fell in loveeee with these lime wings.

Sofie Schutzenhofer

My abuela (Grandma for english speakers) was licking the bones after i made her these, LOL!

Laney Wiedmer

Absolutely delicious, can't wait to have this again next week going to make it with nachos and salsa.

Aiyanna Nau

The glaze is soooo good on these wings, oh my god it's precious.

Jacey Akesson

Took a long time to make these and they were slightly undercooked so had to cook them longer, when they did finish they were good though i recommend baking them longer than just an hour.

Arlene Dropp

Good with some beer on the side and salsa dip, thanks for the share.

Audra Messier

Totally making these instead of the sunkist wings over and over again, i'm obsessed.

Shanaya Hussey

Saw this and thought that it looked kinda difficult to make but the cilantro wings with lime are actually easier than the Mongolian wings in my opinion.

Spencer Borrmann

Had it with mashed potatoes, great recipe thanks so much for sharing.

Finnley Lettman

Very delicious, cooked this for my kids on the weekend with french fries :)

Shay Nein

Wishing these wings would never end...they need to make a machine to duplicate food so i can keep eating them.

Arely Baab

I didn't put hot sauce and added very little lime so i don't burn my tongue off, lol.

Amiah Zayat

SUPER zesty recipe, these cilantro wings are legit the bomb try them and you wont regret.

Emiliana Borroel

Real crowd pleaser, these are delicious made em for my friends birthday as a side dish.

Yazmin Masinter

Hearting all of these wing recipes!! They are very tasty and this one + the sunkist are my two favs.


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