Chili Lime Jalapeño Wings
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Chili Lime Jalapeño Wings

Spicy, tangy, smoky delicious chicken wings.
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Easy, Grilled
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • Charcoal Grill


  • 8 whole chicken wings separated between the drumette and flat
  • 1/2 packet grill mates mojito lime marinade prepared according to directions on package
  • 1 tbsp tajin
  • 1 tbsp red pepper chili flakes
  • 3 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 large jalapeño sliced
  • 1 large lime cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 cup sweet chinese chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • In a small bowl combine grill mates mojito lime marinade, garlic. Place mix in large ziploc bag, and add chicken. Remove air from bag, seal and place in refrigerator. Marinade chicken for at least 1 hour. The longer the better.
  • In a large bowl add tajin, red pepper chili flakes, lime juice, sriracha sauce, honey, and sweet chinese chili sauce. Stir well to combine. Set aside.
  • Remove wings from refrigerator remaining in marinade. Allow meat to come to room temperature.
  • Heat grill to 300º degrees.
  • Remove chicken from bag, and arrange the wings in a single layer on the grill over the heat. Cook the wings until done, about 25-30 minutes. Internal temperature should reach between 165-170 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from grill and place directly into mango sauce. Toss well to coat.
  • Add sliced limes and jalepenos and lightly toss to mix.
  • Serve on platter, drizzling any remaining sauce over the chicken.

“Wings.” Football season wouldn’t be the same without the infamous chicken wing. In our house, nothing goes with football like chicken wings; we simply love them. Whether the wings are the traditional buffalo style or another flavor, we devour them by the dozens. “My Chili Lime Jalapeño Wings” wings are no exception.

They’re called “buffalo” wings because they originate from football-crazed Buffalo, New York. However, the craze spread quickly, and now “wings” can be found throughout the country. Wings come in different types; boneless and bone-in and various flavors. Garlic parmesan, buffalo, Thia chili, and barbecue are some of the more popular flavors. But one of my favorites is hot. I love traditional hot wings typically prepared by coating the cooked wing in a butter hot sauce mixture.

While I love the simplicity of traditional style hot wings, creative and spicier options are my families’ preferred choice in my house. Therefore, I continue to develop new recipes inspired by the traditional technique but that elevate the flavors and challenge the tastebuds.


My chili lime jalapeño wings are one of my best hot wing creation to date.

These tasty wings balance the heat with the sweet and have you licking your fingers between bites. The heat level can be as subtle or as spicy as you desire simply by adjusting the spicier ingredients to your taste. Although there are plenty of spicy ingredients in the recipe, the wings do not have an overwhelming hot taste. Primarily this is due to the beautiful sweetness the honey and sweet chili garlic provide in the sauce.

This recipe is easy to make but requires a bit of preparation and time on the grill. To save time, you can grill the meat a day ahead and refrigerate. Reheat the meat and toss in the sauce just before serving.


Another great chicken wing recipe.