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Lime Marinated Chicken Wings with Avocado Dip

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 15



  • 1 seeded and sliced jalapeño pepper
  • 4 cloves chopped and 1 clove minced for dip garlic
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 juiced limes
  • 3 lbs rinsed and patted dry chicken wings
  • 1/2 zested lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper


In a blender, puree until smooth the jalapeño pepper, 4 cloves garlic, vegetable oil, tomato paste, salt, honey and juice of 1 1/2 limes. Pour marinade over the chicken. Add the lime zest and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat boiler to medium heat.

Arrange chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Broil chicken at least 6 inches from the heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side; or until chicken is crispy on the outside and cooked through. Serve with Avocado Dip.

Avocado Dip:

Pit and peel avocado. Place avocado in a medium bowl; mash. Fold in 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves; 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice, 1 clove garlic and salt; and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.