Crispy Barbecue Chicken Wings with Lime Marinade

Crispy Barbecue Chicken Wings with Lime Marinade

by Michelle Jones, Founder of

Category: Recipes, Frugal, Dinner, Chicken
Prep Time: Marinate Overnight
Yield: 6-8 servings

Here's another dinner we now make at home saving big bucks. We've cooked chicken wings in many different ways, including garlic, Teriyaki, and our favorite barbecue sauces. Here's our latest favorite.

Have to give credit to hubby for this one, he just takes it to the next level... and they are SOOOO GOOD!!!


Fresh or frozen chicken wings and/or drumettes - we get the large family size bag - thaw completely before cooking


In a large bowl, mix together the following ingredients

1/2 c. olive oil
2 limes, juiced and zested
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 T. smoked paprika
1 tsp. sugar
Kosher salt and crushed black pepper

Additional sauce, if desired...

Buffalo (mild or hot)
Sauteed garlic w/butter or olive oil


Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing


Place marinade and chicken wings in sealed container, toss to coat wings evenly, place in fridge overnight. Remove wings from container when ready to cook. Place on broiler pan or baking sheet with rack. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until almost done.

Remove wings from oven and deep fry in hot oil (350) for 2 minutes or until crispy. Drain wings on paper towels, sprinkle with Kosher salt, then place in large bowl and toss with favorite sauce. Serve wings with dressing on the side.

Note: This marinade is so good, you can even skip the extra sauce. However, the wings are really wonderful with both!

Enjoy!!! :o)


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  1. Wow! I love your recipes...I'm planning to try some :)

  2. This looks delicious. Suddenly, I am hungry...:) Thanks so much for sharing!