Grilled chicken wings with a honey and lime butter sauce makes for a crispy and zesty taste experience! (For a spicy variation, try buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce.) What a treat for a spring or summer evening for just the two of you, when you’ve got a few friends round, or for a bigger party.
If you can cook your chicken outside, that’s great! If not, grill it like me, and it will still be super tasty. When it comes to this kind of meal, I want to keep things as quick and simple as possible so that I can drink a cold beer, and enjoy the company I’m with, whether that’s my special other, or a whole group of friends.
6-12 chicken wings, skins on
Salt and pepper to season
8 tbsp butter
2 tbsp honey
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 1 lime
1-2 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped (optional)
Scatter the chicken wings onto a baking tray and season really well with salt and pepper. I don’t use any oil. Grill on a relatively high heat for about 20 minutes, turning the chicken at least once during the process. If you are cooking outside, you’ll need to turn the chicken regularly. Grill until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the skins are crispy and golden brown.
Whilst the chicken is grilling, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter slowly in a pan, squeeze in the juice of the lime and stir in the honey.
Serve the chicken on plates drizzled over with the honey & lime butter sauce. You could also top it with roughly chopped fresh coriander and a sprinkling of lime zest. Alternatively, if you’re serving this up at a party, place the chicken wings on a large serving plate on the table along with a decorative bowl of the sauce, for dipping or spooning. And don’t forget a few serviettes for those sticky fingers later.
Also try serving as a meal with steamed asparagus sprinkled with fresh coriander.
Duration: 10 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to cook. Ready in half an hour
Recipe for: 2-3 people