Baked Chipotle Honey Lime Hot Wings, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, smothered in a chipotle rub then bathed in honey lime hot sauce. One of my favorite flavor combinations EVER made into easy wings for a crazy addicting appetizer or meal!
With it being football season, I thought it was past time to bake up some wings! Or just past time because I just love me some wings…
As I was thinking of what both men and woman, and the football watching and non-football watching type, would like in wings, I almost immediately landed on the flavor profile of chipotle honey lime. Its smokey, sweet and spicy and I am pretty sure everyone who has the pleasure of gobbling up these Chipotle Honey Lime Hot Wings will LOVE them – even your kids – because you can completely customize how spicy they are.
Another reason I love wings is they are one of the simplest, most flavorful ways to prepare chicken! All you do is shake your wings in a bag of spices, line them on a baking rack and bake until nice and crispy – no babysitting or standing in front of the stove.
This rub is an alluring combination of chipotle powder, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic, onion and baking powder, (you can read more about baking powder as the key to crispy wings HERE), resulting in wings so dripping with flavor you will have to exercise all your will power not to eat them fresh out of the oven with just the rub. But please. Exercise your will power because the sauce – oh the Honey Lime Hot Sauce!
The Honey Lime Hot Sauce is a melody of honey, splashes of lime, a little butter, and hot WINGS sauce (not original/traditional hot sauce). Perfectly sweet, as spicy as you want, tangy and bright. Perfectly balances the smokey, earthy Mexican spiced wings. Perfectly sticky. Perfectly ready for you to make.
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