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Chili-Lime Chicken Wings Recipe

Chili-Lime Chicken Wings Recipe

The ingredient combo of this sauce gives wings a unique and utterly delicious taste. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds whole chicken wings
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • 1. Cut wings into three sections; discard wing tip sections. In a large saucepan, combine the syrup, chili sauce, lime juice and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper, add wings a few at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 3. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry wings, a few at a time, for 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Transfer wings to a large bowl; add sauce mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Uncooked chicken wing sections (wingettes) may be substituted for whole chicken wings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 142 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Chili-Lime Chicken Wings

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 259304
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

"When I read the ingredient list I knew I would love the flavor combinations here. However, I always bake my wings at a super high heat to achieve the crispiness that deep frying helps achieve. So, rather than deep fry, I baked my wings at 450F for 20 minutes per side (I still dredged them in the flour mixture as stated), and then tossed the wings in a half sized recipe of the sauce (as it seemed to make a lot). The results were FANTASTIC! This recipe was a great base for me. Even though I altered the method, I loved the flavors!"

michelletheprincess User ID: 6415848 190956
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"These wings are amazing! I decided to flour and bake them instead at 425 for 45 min (flip after 30). While they are baking, I simmered the sauce. I also used juice from 2 limes. Next time I will add a touch of heat."

challenges User ID: 1183142 128830
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"Wonder if these could be put into the oven instead of deep fried?"

LeosRock User ID: 6045868 121180
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Nice one"

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 128829
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"very good..made for b'day party! everyone

loved! a keeper"

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 110192
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"Wings were very flavorful, not too hot/spicy for the kids. I like my wings hot, so I added some hot sauce and red pepper to mine...absolutely fantastic!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer