These easy to make honeyed-lime wings are bound to be a hit with your family. And they can be made mild or as hot wings, depending on your spice-o-meter. Either baked in the oven or barbecued, these wings make a great dish to serve at a party or cookout. Unlike traditional honey-garlic wings, this recipe offers Thai spices and flavors that meld together beautifully with the honey. Try them once, and you'll never go back to your old chicken wing recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 1 to 2 dozen Wings
- 12 to 24 whole chicken wings (or buy them chopped into wings and drumlets) - Note: double the recipe for larger groups
- CHICKEN WING MARINADE:
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup liquid honey (1/2 cup if you have more than 12 wings)
- 3 Tbsp. soy sauce or wheat-free tamari
- 2 tsp. dark soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder (regular North American type)
- 1-3 fresh red chilies, minced, OR 1/2 to 1 tsp. dried crushed chili OR cayenne pepper, to taste
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 Tbsp. ground coriander
- Make the marinade by combining all marinade ingredients together in a large mixing bowl (one that can accommodate all the wings).
- Mix the wings in with the marinade, stirring well to coat.
- Allow wings to marinate at least 30 minutes while you warm up the oven or grill (wings can be also be left to marinate up to 24 hours).
- If Baking in the Oven: Turn oven to the grill setting and place wings on a broiling pan (a grill with a pan underneath to catch drippings). Place oven rack in the middle or higher, so that wings will be near the heating element of your oven. Watch the wings carefully as they cook, turning every 5 minutes or so to make sure they don't burn. As with barbecued wings, baste the wings once or twice on each side with remaining marinade from the bottom of the mixing bowl.
- If Barbecuing: Place wings on a hot grill on your barbecue. Baste with a brush once or twice on each side (with remaining marinade from the bottom of the bowl), or until wings appear glossy and sticky.
- Cook until well done, 15 to 30 minutes depending on the heat of your grill. Wings are done when juices run clear. Serve alone as a finger food, or with rice or a salad. Enjoy!