These honey lime sesame Paleo wings will help you enjoy an Asian style food. These wings have an Asian flair and are sticky, saucy, sweet, and tangy. They are so easy to whip up, SO flavorful, and are fall-off-the-bone tender. Pair this chicken with cauliflower rice and you have satisfying Paleo meal.
One of the things I like about this recipe is that it's sweet, not spicy. So, you don't have to dip it in the blue cheese dip that doesn't fit into a lot of diets. Plus, everything you need is in one dish and you don't need a dip at all.
I love how the sauce gets all nice and caramelized. I also love how there isn't much prep time and most of the time is spent with the wings baking in the oven, so you can choose what you want to do with your "free" time while your dinner or appetizer cooks.
Tips and Tricks
- If you don't like coconut aminos or don't have them, a clean balsamic vinegar will be a pretty darn good substitute. You may just want to use a little less honey, which is actually a bonus for many people.
- You don't have to use the sauce on wings. Readers have reported cooking chicken breast then making this sauce to go on it. Sounds good to me!
- It is important to keep the wings dry or else your sauce will be runny and not stick so make sure and not use frozen wings, pat them dry and spread them out on a pan and make sure they aren't touching.
How would you eat these Paleo chicken wings? As an appetizer, on game day, or as a main dish with some sides? Is there another recipe you would like us to try? Leave any suggestions in the comments below and we see what we can come up with!
Honey Lime Sesame Paleo Wings Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 80 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Cuisine: Asian
These wings have an Asian flair and are sticky, saucy, sweet, and tangy. They are so easy to whip up, SO flavorful, and are fall off the bone tender.
- 3 Lb Chicken Wings
- ⅓ Cup Raw Honey
- ¼ Cup Coconut Aminos *
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 3 Tbl Lime Juice
- 1 Tbl Rice Vinegar *
- 1 Tbl Sesame Seeds
- Red Chili Flakes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients except for wings in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes, or until thick and glossy. Do not let cook for too long or mixture will caramelize and become hard.
- While the sauce is thickening, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish. Lay the wings in the dish in a single layer. Make sure they aren't touching.
- Pour the sauce over the wings, using a basting brush to spread the sauce over all surfaces.
- Bake the wings in the preheated oven for 1 hour on the top rack, turning the wings over after 40 minutes have passed.
- Remove from oven. The sauce will thicken as the wings start to cool down. Turn wings to thoroughly coat in sauce before serving.
Keywords: Baked, Sweet, Tangy
sounds amazing! would ACV
work as rice vinegar substitute?
It wouldn't be quite the same but is better than no vinegar, especially since it is such a small amount.
Substitute for rice vinegar???
White wine vinegar is fairly close.
This was so good! Next time I will marinate them overnight and cook on the grill ☺️
Made this with beef instead of chicken. Added more lime juice to cut the sweetness from the honey. Turned out great! Will make again!
Is there anything i can use in place of red chili flakes?
A little cayenne pepper would work, unless you're not into spice and then the closest thing I can think of is paprika.
i used chicken breast cut into pieces and cooked on the stove, set aside and then tossed back in once the sauce was ready. yumyum yum
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing; I'm sure it will help others.
I just made these for dinner!! Delicious!!!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe! 🙂
I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
This recipe sounds delicious! Instead of wings, I would like to use drumsticks, do you know what the time difference would be in the oven?
I'm not sure. I'm not the past at keeping track of cooking times. Maybe 10-15 minutes longer. I'm not sure. But, if you figure it out, I would love it if you come back here and comment and help others.
These sound delicious. I can't wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe!
Your welcome, let us know what you think!