Sweet, smoky heat. Three of my favorite words when it comes to chicken wings. These Sweet Chili Lime Chipotle Chicken Wings are just that! Baked to a crisp and coated with a delicious sauce, what more could you ask for in a wing?
Sweet Chile Lime Chipotle Chicken Wings

A few months ago the Allrecipes.com AllStar group were sent some new sauces from Herdez to create some recipes for them.  This is one of the recipes I created and ended up being the one that Grumpy loved the best.  When I asked him what he thought his exact words were”see the sauce on my lips?  That ought to tell you if I liked it.  The more sauce the better!”. Looks like these Sweet Chili Lime Chipotle Chicken Wings were a hit after all!

I baked the wings at a high temperature until they were well browned and crispy. If you use fresh wings (not frozen) you will have much better luck getting the skin to be crispy.

I will be honest here and say I was truly shocked that Grumpy loved these wings.  I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to make much with the sauces I received because he is not a fan of Mexican flavors.  I guess we can have our sauce and eat it too with this recipe!

Sweet Chile Lime Chipotle Chicken Wings
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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  • Ingredients
  • 1 jar (12 oz) Herdez Traditional Chipotle Mexican Cooking Sauce
  • 5 lbs chicken wings
  • 3 heaping tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 lime juiced and strained
  • fresh cilantro, chopped (to garnish) – optional
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place frozen wings on large cookie sheet that has been sprayed liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Season wings with salt and pepper and bake in oven for 35 minutes or until wings start to brown, turning once halfway through.
  3. While wings are baking, mix 1 jar of Herdez Traditional Chipotle Mexican Cooking sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  4. Remove wings from oven, place in large bowl and coat with about 4 tablespoons sauce. Return wings to pan and broil 3-4 minutes until they start to look crispy.
  5. Remove wings from oven and toss with more sauce. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serves 4 people.
  6. You may have some sauce left over. This is great to dip fries in too!