Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings Recipe

October 1, 2019



Oh-so-perfectly crispy, charred + smoky with the easiest marinade. Cilantro, lime, cumin, chili powder. So simple yet so good!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings - Oh-so-perfectly crispy, charred + smoky with the easiest marinade. Cilantro, lime, cumin, chili powder. So simple yet so good!

This is my favorite part about game day.

It’s not the actual games. I don’t even know how football works. I can also never find the ball. There’s just a lot of tackling and stopping? And then people running? I don’t know.

Anyway. The best part about game day is the actual game day food!

Dips, queso, hot dogs, sliders, finger foods…all of it. And now to add to this arsenal is (drum roll, please…):

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings - Oh-so-perfectly crispy, charred + smoky with the easiest marinade. Cilantro, lime, cumin, chili powder. So simple yet so good!

CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN WINGS!

This is a riff on my favorite recipe here, something I make legit weekly. Except I kind of like it even more in wing-form. They just get so perfectly crispy and smoky on the grill, and they cook up SO FAST!

Just be sure to serve with plenty of cold beers and extra lime wedges for the best wing experience ever.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings - Oh-so-perfectly crispy, charred + smoky with the easiest marinade. Cilantro, lime, cumin, chili powder. So simple yet so good!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

Oh-so-perfectly crispy, charred + smoky with the easiest marinade. Cilantro, lime, cumin, chili powder. So simple yet so good!

appetizer

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

2 hours 15 minutes15 minutes

Chungah Rhee

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, divided
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds chicken wings or drumettes

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime zest, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and cilantro mixture; marinate for at least 2 hours to overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Brush chicken with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 12 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, combine chicken, remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice.
  6. Serve immediately.