Feb 7, 2013

Chili Lime Chicken Wings

It's turning into a food-focused week, isn't it? Lord knows, I love to eat. And while I wouldn't say I love to cook, I do like trying new things. Something new I tried this past weekend was Chili Lime Chicken Wings. It's a recipe I found on Nom Nom Paleo, my go-to source for easy and interesting paleo-centric cooking.

I made two pounds of these and Tom & I ate them all in one sitting. Honestly, it was ugly. We might as well have been oinking at each other.

I didn't realize how good they were going to turn out or I would have taken pictures right from the start. Maybe I'll have to make them again and update with better pictures. Oh, the hardship. The steps are pretty basic though - you'll have to use your imagination and I'll explain as best I can.

You'll need:

2-6 lbs uncooked chicken wings
1/2 a medium onion, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeds & ribs removed
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
1/2 cup cilantro (I used cilantro paste because the store didn't have fresh)
2 limes (zest and juice is needed)
black pepper
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons coconut aminos (you can substitute soya sauce if you aren't Paleo)
limes wedges for garnish

Get out your blender and toss in the onion, garlic, peppers, cilantro, pepper, fish sauce, and coconut aminos. Add the zest from the two limes plus a 1/4 cup of lime juice. Blend the whole thing together until you get a puree that looks like one of those "healthy" juicer drinks (Eat your veggies, people, don't drink them!)

Put your chicken wings in a bowl or a  sealable container and pour the mixture over the wings, making sure they're well coated. Yeah, they look kind of creepy and weird, but it'll all work out. Trust me. Cover the bowl or container and let the wings marinate for 1 to 12 hours in the fridge.

You can cook these in the oven or on a grill. They'll be sticky though so make sure you oil the grill first. Lay them out on a cookie sheet - or a rack if you're lucky enough to have one (I'm not) - so that they aren't overlapping.

I cooked them in the oven and even though I oiled the sheet they still stuck a little bit. Bake them for 30-40 minutes - flipping them halfway - or until they're crispy and brown.

Once they're cooked, plate them up and add lime wedges to garnish. Which I didn't do, but you're a better food stylist than I am, right?

You won't believe how good these are. You definitely have to have the time to marinate them, but it's so worth it!

Extreme wing close-up:

What's your favourite chicken wing recipe? 

Share in the comments, I'm always looking for something new.


I'm linking up here this week!


Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

I'm so hungry right now and these chicken wings look so delicious! Just saw your link over at Simply Designing and thought I'd come over and check them out :)

I'd love for you to link up to my weekend link party too! http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you there!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! (And I think I'm making more this weekend! Cold snowy weekend = TV & wings!)

Kathie said...

Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!



Ann said...

Wow! Those look delicious. I've gotta try them.

Mariel Wangsgard said...

These look amazing! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Pam McFarland said...

These look amazing. They are like some of the wings we make on the Big Green Egg. I love the idea of the hint of Lime. I found you via Skip to my Lou link party. Thanks for sharing!
Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

Cheryl Spangenberg said...

YUM!! I love chicken wings and I love anything with cilantro/lime! I am totally pinning these! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! Hope to see you back next week! -xoxo Cheryl from That's What {Che} Said...

Crystelle Boutique said...

Oh my! this is looking mighty tasty. I think I have some chicken in the freezer, so that is a good thing!

hugs x

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

I know for a fact that my family will love these! Thanks for sharing at my link party last weekend! Hope to see you again this week :)


Shannon said...

Those look delicious! They are making me hungry :) Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative!

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Pamela Rosenberg said...

Just read this out loud to the hubby. We agree a trip to the store is in order. :D Thanks for sharing.
p at BeColorful

Shannon said...

featuring you today! :)


BarbSteadman said...

Thanks, Shannon!

BarbSteadman said...

Glad I could help! I hope you love them too!

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BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you like them!

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BarbSteadman said...

I hope you do!

Marissa Fischer said...

oh man these sound so delicious. Definitely pinning. So glad you shared this at my link party, can't wait to see what you have this week.

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Gidday Barb. My mouth is watering just looking at these. I'm definitely trying these. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this tomorrow. Anne xx

Kim~madeinaday said...

I am so pinning this for my husband! Thanks for linking up last week at Made in a Day!


Emily @SweetBellaRoos said...

Yum- I love lime & cilantro together. These look great! Thanks for sharing at my Pin It Thursday party

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

I love making wings at home now that I've found a couple of good recipes. Hope you like them!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks, Anne!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Barb said...

I found you from Sugar Bee Crafts! I'm your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,


Fluster Buster


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