Honey Lime Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love a good chicken wing?  If you’re looking to impress your friends this Superbowl weekend, then watch-out! These chicken wings will knock your sox off. Chicken wings are typically a very cheap buy.  Roughly $1.50 for an 18 wing package, this fowl limb can be done in hundreds of combinations. Here’s one way I particularly like to eat them.

Ingredients:  (double or triple recipe if feeding a large party)

  • 18 whole chicken wings, cleaned and split
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

Fry Directions: In a large bowl, mix together the honey, lime juice, lime zest, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, salt and ground black pepper.  Reserve half in a separate bowl.  In a zip lock bag or shallow dish combine 1/2 of the mixture with the wings and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. When ready to start preparing, drain off chicken wing marinade and pat dry. Place the flour in a plastic bag and begin shake the chicken wings in the flour to coat (you could do this in batches).

In a large skillet, fry the chicken wings in hot, 1 inch deep oil until cooked through. Place the cooked wings in a bowl with the other half of the the honey/lime mixture and toss to coat well. Serve immediately and garnish with lime wedges.

Grill Directions: Season the  raw chicken wings with salt and pepper.  Arrange on the grill and cook until lightly browned and mostly cooked through, then begin to brush on the sauce.  Allow to grill about 10-15 minutes more or until a crispy amber crust begins to form.  Remove from heat and serve immediately with lime wedges.

Either cooking method will yield delicious results. Grilling is obviously the more healthy way but not always accessible or weather permitting.  Enjoy!

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