We had one grilled chili lime chicken wing left over from dinner tonight, only because I pried it away from my husband who figured ‘why save one wing’. As I write this blog, I am looking at the pictures I took and just can’t resist. I’m going downstairs to eat that lone wing…… (5 minutes later) Delish! These wings are really good! Fresh lime, honey, chili, garlic – the robust flavours permeate the wings and don’t just coat the top.
The recipe calls for a gas grill, but you can use charcoal or even the oven (bake at 400F, then glaze and broil for a couple of minutes). The honey-lime-chili glaze is added at the end because of the sugar content which makes it burn easily, so be careful during the last few minutes of cooking. I actually like a bit of char on my wings, but it’s not the healthiest option. You can certainly avoid it if you want.
I often leave my wings whole (less to turn on the grill). Split wings are fine too, of course. Just reduce the cooking time a bit. In fact split wings are better for appetizers and buffet tables as they are easier to eat. The wings can be made ahead and either warmed up in the oven or served at room temperature. Enjoy!