{Whole30} Coriander Lime Chicken Wings

The Not So Creative Cook is also the-not-so-good-in-describing, so can I just give you an advice? Do not finish these all by yourself!

Can you get somebody who will do the meal planning for you without having to complain what the person prepares for you?

I’ve been doing this meal planning thing for my Whole30 meals, but I’ve been fighting with myself a lot like, ‘Ugh! You just made that last week. Try something new?‘ or ‘You don’t have coconut aminos, how could you ever do that?’ I am starting to think that I have another person living in the same body as Jhuls (that’s me, of course).

When both Jhuls (the meal planner and the one complaining) get tired of arguing, they always settle for a very simple recipe (no more room for complications here!).

Sooooo, both settled for these Coriander Lime Chicken Wings.

The recipe is very easy to follow – prepare the ingredients, mix the marinade and chicken (save part of the marinade for later), let the chicken embrace the marinade for 20 minutes or so, then roast them. For the remaining marinade, mix it with ghee (or butter, if not doing Whole30 – ohhhh, so good!) then coat or brush the chicken pieces with the mixture, broil and they are ready to be devoured in minutes. πŸ˜€

They are so so good and you can even finish withΒ a help (or you can by yourselfΒ – I won’t judge, haha!). I don’t want the chicken to be spicy, so I just used red chili for garnish. πŸ˜€

I am taking this at Fiesta Friday #202 with our lovely ladies – Angie, Aunt Juju & Laurena – thanks for hosting! Happy Fiesta Friday!!!

Whole30 Coriander Lime Chicken Wings

Initial note: Please do adjust the measurements according to your liking.


  • 800 g chicken wings, split
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2-3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 tbsp ghee (or butter if not doing Whole30)
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • Red chili, for garnish (optional)


  1. Wash and dry chicken wings using paper towels.
  2. In a bowl, place the chicken and season with salt & pepper.
  3. In another bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, finely chopped coriander, paprika and cumin. Add about 2-3 tbsp of the mixture to the chicken, mixing them to coat very well. Keep the remaining marinade in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. Let the chicken marinate for at least 20 minutes or up to overnight. (If marinating overnight, please bring the chicken to room temperature before roasting.)
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Prepare a baking sheet wrapped in aluminum foil. Place a rack above then place the chicken on the rack. This is done to cook the chicken evenly. If you are concerned about the drippings, you can use it later. πŸ˜‰
  6. Roast the chicken for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  7. Meanwhile, take out the remaining marinade and place in a small saucepan. Add 2-3 tbsp of the marinade and cook just until the ghee is melted.
  8. When chicken is cooked, transfer the chicken to a bowl. Pour the dripping on the pot with ghee mixture and mix. Pour this mixture to the bowl with chicken and mix to coat.
  9. Return back the chicken on the rack (with the aluminum-lined baking sheet as well). Broil until crisp/browned, turning the chicken occasionally. Remove from under the broiler. You can use the remaining heated marinade to coat the broiled chicken.
  10. Place on a serving plate and garnish with chopped coriander.
  11. Best served immediately.

Source recipe: Spicy Cilantro Lime Baked Chicken Wings by The Defined Dish


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38 thoughts on “{Whole30} Coriander Lime Chicken Wings

  1. I just want to let you know that I chose your Chicken Wings as my feature this week at Totally Terrific Tuesday. Thank you for linking up with us.

  2. When I saw the pic I thought it would be difficult to take your advice of not finishing it alone but 800 grams can be sharedπŸ˜ƒ Delicious mouthwatering recipe and something without honeyπŸ‘πŸ»yumm..

    1. I know, right? πŸ˜€ When I think of chicken wings, honey has to go with them. But I am glad these, being without honey, turned out really well. Thanks for stopping by. πŸ˜‰

  3. These look brilliant Jhuls! I find all your chicken recipes so tempting and lime and chicken is always a great match. Hope you have a fab Christmas.

  4. Jhuls I love your photos so much! πŸ™‚ I’m sure my boys would devour these in seconds so I might leave your recipe laying about to encourage someone else to cook dinner!!! Thanks so much for bringing such a tasty looking dish to Fiesta Friday (& thanks as always for linking up!) πŸ˜€ xxx

    1. Thanks for liking my photos as I am not very pleased with them. Haha. I hope your boys would love these. Thanks for stopping by & for co-hosting.

      1. Oh they’re great photos πŸ™‚ of some delicious looking food! It’s lovely to see what everyone else is sharing and by co-hosting I get to check out posts (& people) I wouldn’t usually visit. Enjoy the Fiesta!

  5. I am not a fan of chicken wings but I would figure out a way to use chicken breasts instead. Even for football games when everyone else makes wings I go with chicken breast nuggets. Thanks Jhuls for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

    1. I am not a huge fan, too. I love chicken thighs more. πŸ˜€ But I do eat chicken wings when the craving kicks in. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Aunt Juju.

  6. So good to see healthy chicken wings Jhuls – they get such a bad rap from all of the fast food versions cooked in and with who knows what! Happy Christmas – I hope it’s fun and food filled πŸŽ„

    1. That is what I was aiming for, Laura. To share something healthy chicken wings recipe. Thanks to the source recipe. πŸ˜€ I don’t have anything against all those recipes with honey and other naughty stuff- they are so good – but I cannot eat something naughty everyday! Haha! I hope you are enjoying Christmas shopping!

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