Super Bowl Sunday at 9AM my Husband, Scott, decided that he wanted to make wings to take to our neighbor's party. I had planned on making Jalapeno Popper Dip, but cast that idea aside. He went to the store and got all of the items that we didn't have. These wings are healthy because he painstakingly removed the skin from the wings, cut off the wing tips, and also baked them. He also marinated them in a marinade of white wine, lime juice, lemon juice, honey, garlic, chopped cilantro, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Initially he was just going to bake the wings with the marinade, but then decided to brush them with BBQ sauce at the end of baking.
These wings are exquisite, crunchy, with touch of sweetness, and moderate heat The meat was baked not fried, and stayed stayed moist. There was no greasy fatty taste at all. Scott didn't think that they were hot, but I did. If you don't like a lot of heat, don't add the red pepper flakes, or use a spicy BBQ sauce. We used Trader Joe's All Natural BBQ sauce, which seems pretty spicy to me. We didn't have time to make our own sauce, but feel free to make your own. The wings disappeared very quickly at the party. You won't be disappointed if you make these for your next gathering. Enjoy!
Scott’s Baked Honey Lime Wings with a Kick
20 chicken wings, tips cut off, and disjointed
1 1/2 c dry white wine
Juice and zest of 1 lime
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp honey
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, more or less depending on taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
Combine all ingredients, except for the BBQ sauce in plastic bag, close, and shake well to combine. Add wings and refrigerate for 4 hours, turning every hour. Remove wings from marinade.
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
Arrange wings on large jelly roll pan, 17x10x1, covered with foil, and foil sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 15 min .per side .Increase oven to 425 degrees
Coat one side of the wings with your favorite BBQ Sauce, home made or out of the bottle, doesn’t matter, (We used Trader Joe’s All Natural BBQ Sauce)
Return to the oven for 10 min. Turn wings over and coat the other side with the BBQ sauce, and return to oven for an additional 10 min. Remove from oven and keep warm until serving.