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Grilled Honey Chipotle Wings

Fire up the grill and get ready to feast on these grilled honey chipotle wings. Sticky, spicy, and oh-so-delicious, they have just the right amount of kick to satisfy your cravings.

Tasty Team
93% would make again
Grilled Honey Chipotle Wings


for 8 servings

  • 4 lb chicken wings and drumettes (2 kg)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch (30 g)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cups chipotle peppers in adobo (300 g)
  • ¼ cup lime juice (60 mL)
  • ¼ cup honey (85 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 518
  • Fat 35g
  • Carbs 17g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Protein 34g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Pat the chicken dry and place in a large bowl or plastic bag. Toss with the cornstarch, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt until well coated.
  2. Place chicken in a single layer on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to overnight.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine chipotles, lime juice, honey, and the remaining salt. Purée until smooth.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill the wings until just starting to brown on the underside, about 5 minutes, then flip and repeat.
  5. Using a basting brush, coat the top side of the wings with chipotle sauce. Flip and cook until exterior just starts to char. Baste the other side, flip and repeat.
  6. Remove wings from heat and let cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve with your preferred garnish and dipping sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
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Grilled Honey Chipotle Wings