Chile Lime Chicken wings stacked up ready to eat, garnished with a sprinkle of diced cilantro and a cup of ranch.

Chili Lime Chicken Wings

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Chili Lime Chicken Wings are BAKED chicken wings that are simple to make and loaded with flavor thanks to a mixture of chili sauce and fresh lime juice and zest. The skin is so crispy on these you won’t believe they aren’t fried!



  • 4 pounds chicken wings and drumettes
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Chili Lime Sauce

  • 3 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lime zest (1 reg lime)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (1 reg lime)


  1. Preheat oven to 450. Line large baking sheet with foil and place wire rack on top. Set aside.
  2. Dry chicken wings and drumettes with paper towels. Get the chicken as dry as possible. 
  3. Add baking powder, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix together. Add the chicken and coat the chicken in the baking powder mixture. 
  4. Lay the chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil and topped with a wire rack. Make sure the chicken is not touching.
  5. Bake chicken for 20 minutes. Flip the chicken over using tongs or forks and bake again for 15 more minutes.
  6. While the chicken is baking prepare the sauce. Combine the chili garlic sauce, honey, melted butter, and lime juice and zest in a small bowl. Stir together. If the butter won’t mix, heat the sauce in the microwave or in a saucepan briefly just until combined. 
  7. After the chicken has baked, remove from the oven and brush with the sauce.
  8. Cook the chicken for an additional 15 minutes with the sauce on. Remove from the oven and serve. 


  • Serving Size: 1/2 pound
  • Calories: 556
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 995 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 43 g

Keywords: baked chicken wings, chili lime chicken wings