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Chili Lime Chicken Wings

by Adrianne

Chili Lime Chicken Wings are oven baked delicious wings.  These super easy chicken wings have a homemade marinade that is sweet and sticky.  Are you ready to try the best chicken wings of your life?

Chili Lime Chicken Wings on a blue plate with wedges of fresh lime

Honey Soy, Honey BBQ Honey Garlic, Honey Mustard or Teriyaki which of these will be your favourite finger licking good Chicken wings? Or is Honey Soy Chicken Stir Fry more your style? Serve with Skin on Roast PotatoesMashed Peas, Zucchini and Mushrooms or sneaky plate of Beer Battered Onion Rings. Or make take out in your kitchen with our Chicken Noodle Stir Fry recipe! 

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Serve these wings with our horseradish mashed potatoes for a delicious chicken dinner recipe!

Chili Lime Chicken Wings with easy ingredients! The lime chicken wings marinade can be whipped up in a large jar and shaken to mix all of the ingredients together. These wings are perfect for bbqs or as appetizers when entertaining.

Simply pop the wings into a zip lock bag, pour in marinade, place in the fridge for 30 mins or overnight and then transfer to a baking dish. 

Lime, chili, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and chicken wings is all you need for the recipe. With fresh chili, sesame seeds and shallots to garnish

For  a delicious and zesty combination why not serve these wings with our Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad.

Whether you want to marinate these chicken wings overnight or serve them for an easy dinner this recipe results in delicious bake chicken wings.


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What ingredients are in Chili Lime Chicken Wings?

This recipe uses simple, easy to find ingredients, they are shown in the photo below:

Ingredients for chili lime chicken wings with text overlay

As you can see our ingredients are:

  • chicken wings
  • limes
  • chili flakes
  • soy sauce
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chili (to serve)
  • sesame seeds
  • shallots

Garnishing the wings when you are ready to serve them is a great way to add colour and texture!

How do you make Chili Lime Chicken Wings?

Making chili lime chicken wings is easy! 

The 1st steps we take are to juice our lime and make our marinade. You might remember that for our Honey Soy Chicken Wings we did this in a large jar making the process super easy.

All you need to do is transfer each ingredient for the marinade into the jar, seal it and shake. I use a large jar so there is room to move.

If you have a look at the photo below, you will see the steps to get you started.

  1. juice the limes
  2. combine 7 ingredients for marinade

Steps to make chili lime chicken wings with text overlay

As we are using freshly squeezed lime juice for this recipe, we will get a fresh zesty taste to our wings!

Here is how to cook marinated chicken wings:

  1. Make your marinade
  2. Place your chicken wings in a zip lock bag
  3. Pour marinade over chicken wings
  4. Place sealed bag in fridge to marinade (30 mins)
  5. Preheat your oven (to make the cook time faster) 
  6. Line a baking tray with non stick paper
  7. Transfer marinated wings into baking tray
  8. Pour remaining marinade over wings
  9. Bake in oven
  10. Grill under the broiler

For a chicken wings recipe for dinner that you can’t go wrong with whip these up and use the leftover cooked marinade as a chili lime sauce for the chicken!

This method is one that you can stick with when marinating different types of chicken. A great example is our Pimped Chicken Drumsticks. In that recipe we also marinate our Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks in the same way with the zip lock bag method. It is such an easy, no mess technique!

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Oven baked chicken wings

If you have a look in the photos below the steps we take to get these bad boys into the oven and sooner in our bellies are shown.

Steps for chili lime chicken wings with text overlay

As you can see we:

  • marinate chicken wings
  • marinade chicken in the fridge
  • oven bake
  • grill to brown the skill

Oven baking the wings cooks them and then placing them under the grill or broiler dries and browns the skin for possibly the best chicken wing recipe in the world.

You can repeat these same steps for each different flavour combination of wings you come across. I love making Honey Garlic Chicken Wings as I am pretty sure the recipe came straight from heaven above. They are sticky, they are juicy and the chicken is tender and moist (ermagawd yum, why eat any other food ever again!!) 

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Lime Chicken Wings Marinade

For a super easy way to add extra deliciousness to our plate of wings, we keep the marinade from our baking tray and use it to drizzle over our wings. It is like an amazing chili lime sauce that you can measure the heat of!  Talk about the best wing sauce in the world, yum! You can see it in the pics below.

Many times I have drizzled the chili lime sauce over wings and once you eat one of them, you will have to lick the sweet juices from each finger clean! Talk about finger licking good chicken! 

Chili Lime Chicken Wings marinade in a white bowl surrounded by cooked wings with fresh lime wedges

These wings are perfect for entertaining. Throw them all on a plate with some fresh lime wedges and watch them fly off in no time. Talk about zesty freshness! 

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We have a totally different taste and texture to these wings than our Honey Mustard Chicken Wings, why not make a plate of each!

Chili Lime Chicken Wings on a plate with 2 grey napkins underneath

Freshly sliced chili on your plate will show guests what your wings are all about so chili fans can dive right in! The lime juice will mellow the heat so those not so sure, can get real sure, real quick!

Chili Lime Chicken Wings on a blue plate with a small white bowl of sauce

What to cook with wings

Serve these wings with traditional chicken sides, think potatoes, greens, salad

If you want to turn these wings into a meal then here is some inspiration for how to do that.

Whether you serve them with a side or a salad, they will taste delicious. Why not do both and have chicken wings with salad and a side of potatoes (I am thinking yum to that idea!).

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FAQs to cook your Chili Lime Wings

  1. Purchase whole wings and cut into 3 or purchase pre-cut wings
  2. The chili in the recipe has a little heat and spice but is not overpowering 
  3. The wings will take 40 -45 mins to cook
  4. Then broil for between 10 – 15 mins
  5. You can freeze the marinated wings before serving
  6. The baking paper will make cleaning easier as the marinade is sticky and juicy!

Lime Chili Wings quick info:

About the recipe:

  • the marinade uses the 7 ingredients shown around the jar in the photo above
  • Place wings in zip lock bag when marinading 
  • The wings are best served hot
  • The marinade will stretch to cover 1 kg of wings
  • 800 grams is approximately 13 chicken wing pieces (not whole wings)

Your quick questions answered:

  1. Chili Lime chicken wings taste zesty and spicy
  2. The size of your baking dish won’t matter too much
  3. Serve the wings with left over marinade for a chili lime sauce
  4. This is a reasonably EASY recipe

Expert chili chicken wing cooking tips:

These are handy pointers to have in mind:

  • lay all of the wings flat in the baking tray not on top of each other
  • test the chicken is cooked with a skewer in the thickest part of one wing and see that the juices run clear, if still pink, continue to cook until clear
  • place them spaced out, on a rack above a tray when grilling
  • stay near the oven when broiling, this happens super fast!

Spoon drizzling sauce of chicken wings


I don’t think there has been or will be a day in my life when I didn’t love chicken wings! How about you?
They are sticky, juicy, tender and finger licking good. If you love this recipe, then check these chicken wings recipes for dinner and entertaining will be a hit:

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Spoon drizzling sauce of chicken wings

Chili Lime Chicken Wings

Chili Lime Chicken Wings are out of this world delicious. Freshly squeezed lime juice in a delicious chili marinade coats these oven baked wings!
5 from 5 votes
Print Rate
Course: bbq, Dinner, party
Cuisine: asian, Australian, International
Keyword: chicken, chicken marinade, chicken wings, chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Marinade: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 13
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Baking dish


  • 800 grams chicken wings Note 1
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbs garlic minced
  • 1 tbs ginger minced
  • 3 limes for serving
  • sesame seeds to garnish
  • red chilli to garnish
  • shallots to garnish


Chili Lime Chicken Wings

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
  • Juice 2 limes
  • In a large jar combine lime juice, chili, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Seal and shake to mix together Note 2
  • Place your chicken wings in a large zip lock bag. Pour the marinade over the wings, seal and refrigerate for 30 mins Note 3
  • Line a baking dish with grease proof paper, use tongs to transfer your wings into the base of the baking dish arranging so they each sit flat. Pour marinade over top
  • Bake in oven for 40 mins. Test with skewer, continue to cook if the juice from near the bone is not clear (further 5 - 10 mins)
  • Place cooked wings onto a baking rack above a lined baking tray. Broil for 10 mins for colour and to dry the skin out
  • Serve with fresh lime wedges and garnish with chili, sesame seeds and shallots



  • Note 1 800 grams is 13 chicken wings (different sizes will vary slightly) 
  • Note 2 if you don't have a large enough jar, you can use a jug and a fork, (stir vigorously). 
  • Note 3 think about it like this: 1) if starving, cook without marinating 2) if having a glass of wine 1st, marinade for 30 mins, 3) if have time, you can marinade overnight 
  • Note 4 the chilli flakes are a great way to add chili flavour in a reliable way. Fresh chili can sometimes be mild and sometimes be HOT, HOT, HOT. For that reason, over time this recipe works as it delivers taste and texture each time. There is no unexpected chili heat to catch you off guard. Using the freshly sliced chili as garnish helps to add the colour and texture with thin slices which deliver the chili factor in a non in your face way. 


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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Published September 17th 2019, updated March 26th 2020, to include some handy cooking tips!

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Seriously how good are chicken wings! Give me a plate of them any day over fried chicken. I will be sure to lick it clean before giving it back (my mum would be horrified at the thought of that, so let’s just go the analogy, not the visualisation!)

I kid you not when I say that many times I have stood at my kitchen bench having consumed a slice of a chili that was a little heated. There was one occasion that I didn’t have cows milk to dull the raging fire in my mouth, so I drank about a litre of almond milk instead. There I stood with my little sippy cup of milk, tears running down my face, with my taste buds literally on fire.

These chili lime wings won’t give you that unexpected harsh chili experience as they are reliable in their taste and intensity. I should warn you though you are going to want to eat them ALL!!! 

Adrianne xx

P.S. C’mon baby light my chili chicken wings on fire, haha, but save your mouth from the raging fire with this repeat satisfaction recipe!


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Dannii September 18, 2019 - 8:15 am

5 stars
These would be perfect for the party we are hosting at the weekend.

Adrianne September 18, 2019 - 8:25 am

Hey Dannii, that is great to hear! Hope you give them a go. Thanks

Sylvie September 18, 2019 - 9:19 am

5 stars
Love how easy these wings are and the chilli lime marinade sounds so delicious! They would be a great addition to a bbq or party this summer!

Adrianne September 18, 2019 - 10:32 am

Thanks Sylvie, that is what I am thinking too!! Cheers for your feedback!

Alina | Cooking Journey Blog September 18, 2019 - 11:34 am

5 stars
I love that you’ve baked them instead of frying, which would be less healthy! Spicy, crispy chicken wings are so delicious and so good for dinner!

Adrianne September 19, 2019 - 8:03 am

So true Alina! Thanks for your feedback, yes, baked chicken for me any day over fried chicken, cheers!

Danielle September 18, 2019 - 12:39 pm

5 stars
I would eat these wings all day long! The flavors were so wonderful and they were easy to make!

Adrianne September 19, 2019 - 8:03 am

Great to hear Danielle, thanks, I love them too!!

Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen September 18, 2019 - 12:52 pm

5 stars
Those flavours sound amazing and I love they are oven baked wings too! Look forward to trying these on the weekend!

Adrianne October 1, 2019 - 2:17 am

Great to hear Carrie!! I hope you enjoy them, they are sooooooo tasty!

mimi rippee September 19, 2019 - 1:57 pm

These sound delicious. If I make wings, which is like twice in my life, I’ve only made them Buffalo. Which i really love. But, these are really tempting me!

Adrianne September 27, 2019 - 12:21 pm

You should give them a go Mimi!! They are super easy and tasty. Go on………….

Angie August 29, 2020 - 9:20 pm

Oven temp7?

Adrianne August 29, 2020 - 9:38 pm

Thanks Angie and sorry!! I have updated the instructions now. Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5 Cheers for pointing that out so I could fix it.


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