A tangy, sweet-but-tart honey-lime coating gives these wings a refreshingly zingy way to fly--right into your mouth!These fried wings are straightforward, sweet, and sour.

Jana
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the honey, lime juice, lime peel, garlic, salt and ground black pepper.

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  • Place the flour in a plastic bag and shake the chicken wings in the flour to coat.

  • In a large skillet, fry the chicken wings in hot, 1 inch deep oil until cooked through. Place the cooked wings in the honey/lime mixture and toss to coat well. Serve immediately.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 24.4 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 85 mg sodium. 13.6 g carbohydrates; 7.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
I baked these at 400 for 45 min to crisp them instead frying. I then brushed on the glaze that I had added a couple of dashes of tamari soy and baked at 450 until a little caramelized. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2011
Sorry to say these wings did not hit the spot with our group. With high expectations from the positive reviews and the fact we enjoy lime flavoring (Chipotle chips and salsa - yum!) we were a little disappointed... but thankfully we had regular hot wings and crab wings prepared as well. The wings actually lacked in flavoring. The lime was very strong for sure and the honey sweetness was present but it just was kind of "there"... no zip or wow factor. We first thought perhaps cutting back on the zest a bit would help on a second try but we all were just too not impressed to bother again. The dish was prepared as given except we allowed the flour coated wing to rest in the refrigerator about an hour in order to get the most crunch. If you are expecting a sticky glaze this is not that kind of coating. Thanks for the chance to try a new wing just can't recommend.:o) Read More
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330 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 208
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
I baked these at 400 for 45 min to crisp them instead frying. I then brushed on the glaze that I had added a couple of dashes of tamari soy and baked at 450 until a little caramelized. Delicious! Read More
(462)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
I baked these at 400 for 45 min to crisp them instead frying. I then brushed on the glaze that I had added a couple of dashes of tamari soy and baked at 450 until a little caramelized. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
These were excellent! I love lime so I will be making these again often. One trick to try for those who like crispier chicken wings is to let the wings sit in the flour (in the refrigerator or course) for at least 30 minutes longer if you have the time. It helps the flour to stick and makes the wings crispier. This is the secret to making them just like restaurant wings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2005
This is a wonderfully different way to do chicken. I hate frying anything so after preparing this recipe as written a couple of times and having my kids fall in love with it I made a simple change. Now I use boneless chicken breast halves and cut them each into three even pieces. Then I bake them at 350 in the oven for about 30 minutes and finish with the same honey/lime treatment! Tangy/Sweet/Delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2008
Delicious! 4-Stars b/c: the idea is fantastic but too many wings for the amount of sauce stated in the recipe; you must either make more sauce or fewer wings. Although I did bake instead of fry them they still came out really crispy. I seasoned my flour and chicken w/ garlic/onion powder salt/pepper sprayed my foil-lined pan and wings w/ a little butter spray and made 1.5 times the sauce. I also added the sauce in the last 15min of baking. Total bake time was 48min at 400 degrees. Slightly sweet w/ a kick of lime. Served w/ Shrimp Fried Rice II. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2003
My husband and I enjoyed the different flavor. The first time I made it I did not use the zest of lime big mistake. You must use the zest.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2004
This recipe is awesome!!! I didn't have any fresh limes but "real lime" juice in the plastic lime and used 3 tbsp and used more garlic. I mixed all the sauce ingredients lined a 9x13 pan with foil placed chicken and sauce in pan and baked until chicken was a rich brown color. My husband and I finished the whole pan of wings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2003
I tried this recipe with boneless chicken breasts which I had on hand for my picky picky family. I served it over white rice. It was an absolute HIT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2003
I just made this tonight! They were soooo awesome! The honey and lime just make it! I read a review below saying they were to greasy. Just place chicken after frying on a paper towel- and dab the oil away. They weren't to greasy at all for us. Infact i didn't make enough!!! They are a hit here and will make MORE and MORE of these again!!! Thank you for submitting this wonderful recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Very tasty I have made this with chicken wings and I havemade with cubes of chicken breast andput in skewers with cherry tomatoes and peppers. Great for picnics. Will make again and again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2011
Sorry to say these wings did not hit the spot with our group. With high expectations from the positive reviews and the fact we enjoy lime flavoring (Chipotle chips and salsa - yum!) we were a little disappointed... but thankfully we had regular hot wings and crab wings prepared as well. The wings actually lacked in flavoring. The lime was very strong for sure and the honey sweetness was present but it just was kind of "there"... no zip or wow factor. We first thought perhaps cutting back on the zest a bit would help on a second try but we all were just too not impressed to bother again. The dish was prepared as given except we allowed the flour coated wing to rest in the refrigerator about an hour in order to get the most crunch. If you are expecting a sticky glaze this is not that kind of coating. Thanks for the chance to try a new wing just can't recommend.:o) Read More
(22)