Cajun Honey Lime Chicken Wings

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Cajun Honey Lime Chicken Wings may change the way you flavor your wings forever.  The wings are oven baked, and basted with an amazing sauce that will make these wings a crowd favorite.


Chicken wings are a real  hands down favorite at our house. There are men living here so whether it is for tailgating, holidays or just a casual get-together, chicken wings are my go-to appetizer. And my guys always want the wings with a little heat, like the traditional Buffalo Wings or the kind that can make you break out into a sweat like my Fiery Asian Chicken Wings!

For a new variation on my classic wings, I decided to use Cajun Seasoning  and Lime. The Cajun Honey Lime Chicken Wings are rubbed with a Cajun spice mix and lime juice is added to the basting sauce. A final sprinkle of lime zest before serving adds more tart lime flavor and a delicious citrus aroma to the wings. This was the first time I have made wings this way and oh my, they were so good. Lime is my new superhero!

**Note – to make life easier, you might want to invest in a good zester. My zester is from Microplane. I have had it  for years and use it all the time to zest fruit, and to shave chocolate and parmesan. It’s really a handy little tool to have:)




Ingredients


  • 3 pounds chicken wings – about 32 wing sections
  • 1/3 cup Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Sriracha sauce
  • 1 fresh lime

Instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken wings on baking sheet in a single layer, without crowding.
  3. Sprinkle each wing liberally with Cajun seasoning.
  4. Bake on middle rack of the 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  5. While the chicken is baking begin preparing the basting sauce.
  6. While uncut, zest the lime until you have 1 TBSP of zest. Cut the lime in half and juice 1/2 of the lime, reserving juice and setting aside the other 1/2  lime for later.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the BBQ Sauce, Honey, Sriracha and the juice from 1/2 of the lime.  Stir until blended. Set aside.
  8. After 30 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and baste with 1/2 of the prepared sauce using a basting brush.
  9. Return the chicken to the oven and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the chicken from the oven and baste again with the remaining 1/2 of the basting sauce.
  11. Return the chicken to the oven for a final 10 minutes to complete cooking and to caramelize the basting sauce.
  12. Remove the chicken from the baking pan onto a serving tray. Squeeze the juice from remaining 1/2 of lime over the wings and sprinkle the wings with the lime zest.
  13. Serve hot!

Recipe From : Must Love Home



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