michael symon's lime cilantro hot wings

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Penny Burdge
from Shawnee, KS

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
prep time 2 Hr 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For michael symon's lime cilantro hot wings

  • 3 lb
    chicken wing pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 2
    fresh limes, juiced
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • zest from one lime
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea or kosher salt
  • 4 c
    duck fat or peanut oil
  • fresh cilantro, chopped

How To Make michael symon's lime cilantro hot wings

  • 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.

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