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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