Michael Symon's Lime Cilantro Hot Wings

Penny Burdge

By
@PennyInKC

These are my favorite hot wings ever. THE best by far! Good just baked, fabulous if fried. I got this recipe watching The Chew on ABC. I usually add another teaspoon of honey to the hot sauce.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

2 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

MARINADE FOR THE CHICKEN WINGS

3 lb
chicken wing pieces
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
smoked paprika
2
fresh limes, juiced
1/2 c
olive oil, extra virgin

SAUCE INGREDIENTS

1/2 c
siriacha
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp
honey
3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
zest from one lime
1/2 tsp
sea or kosher salt

FOR FRYING

4 c
duck fat or peanut oil

GARNISH

fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine the kosher salt, sugar, paprika, lime juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Add the chicken wings and toss well. Place it all in a one gallon plastic bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
2
Place an enameled cast iron pot over medium high heat. Add 4 cups duck fat (I used peanut oil)and using a deep fry thermometer to monitor the temperature, allow it to reach a temperature of 320 degrees. Be careful and keep your eye on it!
3
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. After the wings have marinated, spread them out in a shallow baking pan along with any leftover marinade. Bake 15-20 minutes until almost cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
4
In the meantime, make the sauce by combining the Siriacha, apple cider vinegar,honey, butter, lime zest and salt in a saucepan and whisking together over medium heat. When the butter has melted, taste to see if it needs a bit more salt or honey. Turn the heat off and let the pan sit on the burner.
5
The temperature in the frying pot should now be about 360. When it is, deep fry the wings for about 1-2 minutes, remove to paper towels to drain excess fat. Sprinkle with a bit more salt.
6
Place the completed wings in a large bowl with the sauce and toss well until evenly coated. Add the cilantro and toss again. Serve with your favorite accompaniments - Michael Symon uses thinly sliced jalapenos, but I still like celery for the cool crunch.
7
***Note*** I tried these once without frying the wings, just baked them in the oven. They were great. Next time I did fry them and oh my goodness they were the best hot wings I have ever tasted.
Michael Symon uses duck fat - it's expensive! I used peanut oil and it worked just fine.
Siriacha is a hot red sauce. It is found in the "Oriental or Asian" section of our grocery stores here in Kansas City. Super Target has it too.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American