Like crispy chicken wings? Use this easy method to produce crispy honey lime garlic wings without all the fat.
Easiest ever Honey Lime Garlic Wings!
Chicken wings are handy. I like to have a container full of cooked wings like these chipotle honey-mustard wings or these cranberry-glazed chili wings in the freezer ready to pull out for an appetizer, a quick meal or a picnic.
We often take these Honey Lime Garlic Wings when we go out on our boat. With a salad or some fresh raw veggies and fruit, they make a complete picnic meal that everyone loves.
What is the best way to cook low fat chicken wings?
I like chicken wings, but I don't like all the fat.
I've discovered the secret to crispy wings is to toss them in a bit of oil (I know . . . that's fat) and then cook them on high heat in the oven before adding a glaze. The fat renders out, leaving juicy meat and crispy skin.
You'll notice in the photo that these wings look a little skinny. Much of the fat was left behind when I cooked them and all that remains is intensely flavourful chicken wings.
Ready to make a batch?
Ingredients for Honey Lime Garlic Wings
chicken wings: split
sesame oil: or other oil
honey: makes the wings sweet and sticky!
tamari soy sauce
garlic: fresh is always best
dried chili flakes: for a little heat
How to make honey lime garlic wings
This is an easy recipe.
- Toss the chicken wings with a little oil (sesame oil has a nice flavour, if you have some, but any oil will do) and salt and pepper.
- Bake until crispy while you whisk the glaze ingredients together,
- Then smother with the glaze.
- Garnish with sesame seeds or snipped chives and serve!
They're sweet, they're tangy, and they're sticky. Get the napkins and lick your fingers!
Honey Lime Garlic Wings
- 2 lb chicken wings, split
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- sesame seeds and/or snipped chives or green onions for garnish
for the Glaze
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos for paleo diet
- 1 lime zest of
- 2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
- Preheat oven to 375°F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss the wings with the sesame oil, salt and pepper.
- Place wings on the baking sheet and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until crispy, turning once halfway through.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Whisk the honey, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), lime zest and lime juice, garlic, oil and chili flakes together.
- Transfer to a small skillet and boil rapidly until the glaze is slightly thickened. Watch carefully to prevent it from boiling over. Remove from the heat.
- When the chicken wings are done, transfer to a large clean bowl and toss with the glaze. Arrange on a platter and garnish with sesame seeds, snipped chives, or snipped green onions. Serve with napkins.
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