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Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Wings
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Chili Lime Chicken Wings

Chili Lime Chicken Wings on the grill are tangy and sweet with a little bit of heat. Scrumptious even cold (if you manage to have any leftovers, which I doubt).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
marinating time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings (change as needed): 3
Author: Cheryl


  • 3 pounds chicken wings, tips off (whole or split) about 12-15


  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder (or more, to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or more, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • MARINATE WINGS: Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl. Place marinade in a ziploc bag with wings. Seal bag and massage to coat the wings well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • GRILL WINGS: Spray grill with oil (or use an oiled paper towel to oil grills) and heat to High. Tip: I also spray the wings with oil to avoid sticking on grill. Lower burners on half of grill to medium low heat (about 325F). Leave other half on High. Place wings on side with low heat. Cover and grill for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the wings, turning once or twice.
  • MIX GLAZE: In the meantime, combine ingredients for the glaze in a bowl. If you prefer the glaze a little thicker, place the ingredients in a small saucepan and boil for a minute until slightly thickened.
  • FINISH WINGS: Increase heat under wings to medium-high and continue grilling wings for a few minutes on each side to get a golden crispy skin on the wings. Brush glaze on wings with a pastry brush. Grill for a few minutes. Turn the wings. Glaze the other side and grill for a few more minutes. Watch carefully as the sugar in the glaze can burn easily. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Make Ahead: The wings can be made ahead and either kept in a warm oven for up to an hour (covered) or served at room temperature.
Nutrition value estimates are based on a substantial portion of a pound of wings per serving. 
Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 1232mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg