I can always count on Eric to have three suggestions for dinner - Low Country Boil, steaks, or chicken wings. And, when he started talking about chicken wings last night, I thought it would be a good time to use some of the Key limes that I hard purchased for my Key Lime Pound Cake. I didn't want them to go to waste. Whenever I think of lime-flavored chicken, I think of cilantro, too. I'm quite the Mexican food fan. So, Eric and I sat down together with our main ingredients and, adding a little of this and a little of that, we came up with this basting sauce. It's a winner!
Honey Lime Cilantro Wings
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 tsp. lime zest
Juice of 2 limes
3/4 cup honey
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. course black pepper
1 tbsp. of minced garlic
4-5 lbs. chicken wings
Cilantro for garnishing, if desired
In a medium bowl, combine first ten ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least half an hour to allow flavors to blend together. Meanwhile, place the chicken wings in a large bowl. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper, if desired. Cover and refrigerate until sauce has had time to chill. When ready to cook, grill the wings on low heat (between 300-325 degrees) for approximately 30 minutes before basting with the sauce. After the wings have cooked for approximately 30 minutes, begin basting with sauce, turning the wings over until they're well coated. Grill until done, approximately 45-50 minutes depending on your grill's heat level. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro, if desired.
Eric started his sauce by chopping up some cilantro.
He chopped the cilantro and added the lime juice.
I zested the lime!
The fresh cilantro garnish brings it all together.
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Sounds good, Mary. I'm new to the linky parties. Just started a couple of weeks ago. I'll try to check you out on Wednesday.ReplyDelete
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