Spicy Lime & Honey Wings

These wings have a nice flavor to them with a little spicy kick.

I made them for a family dinner on Memorial day and they were a hit!


  • 4.5 pounds chicken wings/chicken drums
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil


  • 2 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1 ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of chilies with adobo sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Prepare the wings:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss the wings in a bowl with salt, pepper, minced garlic and olive oil.
  3. Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Cook until just cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Make the sauce:

  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pour sauce over the warm wings and let marinate at least 30 minutes.  (I let mine marinate for 2 hours, tossing them with the sauce occasionally.)
  3. Preheat a grill to medium.
  4. Grill the wings until marked, 10 to 15 minutes, turning as needed.
  5. Transfer the marinade to a saucepan and cook until slightly thick.
  6. Toss the cooked wings with the sauce.
  7. Top with Cilantro if desired & serve.

*If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan indoors, bake them in the oven or broil them in the oven.

* To make ahead/freezer meal – Place wings and sauce in a gallon sized freezer bag and allow to cool. Once cooled, freeze. When ready to prepare, defrost and grill as outlined above.

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