Sweet, tart and tangy, these Cherry Lime Baked Wings are delicious and addictive. Be sure to make a big batch, they’re sure to be the hit of your next game day party!
It’s almost GAME DAY! #SB51 is right around the corner. What are you most excited for; the game, the food, the commercials or the halftime show, featuring Lady Gaga?! I have to go with all 4, slightly more on the food side, obviously.
I love watching the Super Bowl and the commercials. Although sometimes the commercials are stupid, I usually have a chuckle or two. As for Lady Gaga, when I was in my mid 20’s, I loved her. Since then she has gone through some, uhhh life changes, and done some questionable things but one thing is for sure, that lady can sing! So nonetheless, I am thoroughly looking forward to Sunday.
I’ve been thinking about what I am going to make for our Super Bowl party since the playoffs ended. In the past I’ve made Chili Cheese Dog Crescent Ring, Queso Fundido Totchos and Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates.
But this year I wanted to do something different. I’m already making this and this but I also wanted to bring something classic to the party. So I figured I’d try my hand at baked wings. After all, no better time than when everyone can be my guinea pigs!
So there I am thinking of what type of wing to make rather than just a hot buffalo wing, which I also love, with extra blue cheese when it hit me. I was reminded of a recipe I saw in the newest Rachael Ray magazine (remember she’s my celebrity girl crush and the reason I started all of this) so naturally I’ve subscribed to her magazine since it’s debut. Rachael, if you are reading this, I’d love to come to New York and meet you 😉
I have a few favorite things in my life besides my family and friends. 1. coffee (duh!) 2. cheese 3. cherries 4. limes. I start every morning with a cup of coffee, or two, I will never be on a “diet” where dairy is restricted and if there’s a cherry limeade on the menu, I’m ordering it.
And there it was, Cherry Lime Baked Wings, in all their delicious glory sitting alongside 11 other delicious wing recipes. Yep, game day winner! It’s an unusual twist on a wing, it has both cherry and lime and they’re baked, not fried.
I got to work testing the recipe for myself, although since it’s already in the RR magazine, I assumed it’s been thoroughly test, but since it’s my first time making wings, I wanted to get it just right.
While the wings were baking in the oven, I gathered all of the ingredients for the cherry lime sauce. Now the sauce I made has 1 difference than RR’s. I added cherry coke. The “pop” adds a nice caramelized, sticky coating to the wings that is just delicious. I also used a tart cherry jam to give it a little bit of a tang to the sweetness.
Just look at that caramelized glaze on the crispy skin of those wings. I’m a totally drum girl, but would never turn down a wing tip. I hope you’ll make these for your game day spread. And if wings aren’t up your alley, try some of these delicious recipes. Any one you choose will definitely be a winner.
Cherry Lime Baked Wings
Yield 8 (approx. 3 wings each)
Sweet, tart and tangy, these Cherry Lime Baked Wings are delicious and addictive. Be sure to make a big batch, they're sure to be the hit of your next game day party!
4 lbs chicken wings
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
Cherry Lime Glaze
1 cup cherry jam, I used Smucker's Natural Red Tart Cherry Spread
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Cherry coke
1/2 tablespoon lime zest
Preheat oven to 450°
Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and place a wire rack inside. Coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine wings with oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
Place wings onto wire rack and bake in oven for 45 minutes or until crispy and brown.
While wings are baking, in a large bowl, combine cherry jam, lime juice and cherry coke. Transfer 1/4 cup of glaze to a small bowl.
When the wings are crispy, remove from oven and and toss into large bowl with glaze. Place back onto wire rack and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove wings from oven and brush with 1/4 cup remaining glaze. Top with lime zest, if desired.
Slightly Adapted from Cherry Lime Baked Wings
*Nutritional data contains entire glaze recipe. There was 3 ounces remaining after basting the wings, twice.
Serving Size approx. 3 wings each
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 130 mg
Sodium 400 mg
Total Carbohydrates 21 g
Sugars 21 g
Protein 30 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
These Cherry Lime Baked Wings couldn’t have been simpler and more amazing!! I love the slight sweet flavor from the cherry jam and the tartness from the lime juice and zest. I will definitely be making wings more often after realizing how easy it really is.
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