Perfectly Baked Crispy Lime Cilantro Wings


Say wings, and you’ll get most people’s attention, mine included. Perhaps it’s a better way to get large crowds’ attention by loudly announcing, “CHICKEN WINGS! CHICKEN WINGS!”, then say, “Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please.” Lol! I’m just kidding of course, but you know, it may just be an effective way to get people’s attention if the usual way doesn’t. 

Darn, I got diverted even before I started. That’s what wings does to me. When I see it offered on the menu, I’d forget what I was there for in the first place. Are you the same too? Especially when the description or picture of the wings screams crispy! Oh man… My mouth just started watering. As much as I like chicken wings, I’m also reminded of the amount of oil that it was deep fried in. Luckily, deep frying isn’t the only way to get drool-worthy crispy wings.

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Since I made it a rule that deep frying is never allowed in my kitchen, it doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy crispy chicken wings at home. I simply bake them, and this time with the help of a secret ingredient. Baking powder. Cook’s Country explains that baking powder composes of an acid and an alkali. This combination helps to draw moisture to the surface of the poultry skin. The moisture then evaporate leaving the skin crisp instead of soggy.  The acid weakens the proteins within the skin, while the alkali accelerates the browning process. In layman terms, allowing the skin to crisp and brown more quickly. 

You can use the crispy chicken wing recipe as your base recipe and toss it in whatever sauce you like. Sriracha + butter is a really good combi, but the wings taste really good on it’s own too! I left out the jalapeños in my recipe to make it kid-friendly.  So, if you like crispy wings like us, but is turned off my the gallon(s) of oil that the chicken wings are deep fried in. Or even if you have not tried crispy oven-baked wings before, do give this a try. I assure you that you’ll not miss dem deep fried wings. 


Perfectly Crispy Lime Cilantro Wings

Servings 4


  • 1 kg chicken mid wings
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Chopped jalapeño to taste optional, I opted out for the kids


  • Clean and rinse chicken, then pat dry with kitchen towel.
  • Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
  • Then toss wings to get a thin layer of even coating on both sides of the wing.
  • Lay wings on baking wire rack and allow it to rest at room temperature.
  • Now, preheat your oven to 200C.
  • When your oven is ready, give the wings a light spray of cooking oil.
  • Bake at 200C for 20-25 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make a compound in a large mixing bowl by combining butter, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeño.
  • When wings are done, add the wings in the mixing bowl with the butter compound.
  • Toss to coat wings with lime cilantro butter.
  • Drip off excess, if any, then serve immediately.


Adapted from seriouseats
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  • Reply
    Michelle Culton
    10 November, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Keep yummy recipes like this coming. Thanks!

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Yummy.. and the most important thing.. no deep frying required..

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    Emme Wang
    20 January, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Hi Sharon, thanks for this yummy and healthy wings. I love crispy chicken wings but have to restrict my intake of chicken due to chemotherapy. Occasionally I still pamper myself with 1-2 chicken wings (kampong / Sakura chicken).

    Thanks alot for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  • Reply
    Cathy Ng
    20 January, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Yummy wings! =)

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    20 January, 2016 at 10:42 am


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    20 January, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Wow.. so yummy.. will try one of these day.. thanks for sharing…

  • Reply
    Kylie Harris
    20 January, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Will be trying this recipe tomorrow, it looks lovely

  • Reply
    Jean Soo
    20 January, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Hi! Hv u changed yr blog template? I’ve been to yr place a few times before but I don’t remember it was like this, Or has i mistaken yours with others? Hmm… nvm. 😛

    oh… your cilantro lime wings looks so goooood! I’ve always love wings! Juicy and succulent! Thanks for sharing, I am going to bookmark yr recipe for future ref. 🙂

    • Reply
      Sharon Lam
      21 January, 2016 at 7:45 am

      Hi Jean, my blog laytop was changed in July last year. 🙂 Thanks for popping by!

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Nice and simple recipe. Definitely gonna try out. The ingredients are easy to find and not needing much watching out. Great, thanks for sharing!

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    Benny Chia
    20 January, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Hello Sharon, chicken wings with lime and cilantro, nice combination which seems to have that kind of refreshing taste. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Vion Lee
    20 January, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Sharon,

    This recipe looks delicious.


  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    yes, I’m hungry seeing this photo!!!

  • Reply
    Suzanna Lim
    20 January, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    This is a unique chicken wing flavour! It is healthy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you for the tip on the baking powder!

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    Berry Sui
    20 January, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Oven-baked is my favourite cooking method, definitely going to give it a try1 Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I absolutely love wings! Will give this a try!

  • Reply
    Melissa Yeo
    20 January, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    The pictures are mouth watering! Keep these blogs up!

  • Reply
    Claire Tham
    20 January, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    LOve the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Felicia Leong
    20 January, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Yummy and delicious recipe that i could cook for my family ! gonna try it 😀 THANKS!

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Looks really yummy and refreshing! Interesting recipe!

  • Reply
    Sharon D.
    20 January, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I’m a big fan of chicken wings. This looks delicious!

  • Reply
    20 January, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Looks yummy! Without all the oil & frying!

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    Susan Highland
    20 January, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Sound and look delicious! If my smoker ever breaks (which it won’t) I’ll try the oven. Just can’t get away from real smoked chicken wings! Thanks for sharing.

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    carol clark
    21 January, 2016 at 12:17 am

    o my my family is gonna love this one we love cilantro and this is simple to make thank you for the inspiration

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    Lisa Brown
    21 January, 2016 at 4:06 am

    The cilantro is a great flavor for the wings, one of my favorite herbs to cook with. They look great.

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