Grilled Honey-Habanero Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Adapted from James Beard Honey-Habanero Wings
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 546 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 4 habanero peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Place the lime juice, vinegar, whole peppers and salt in a blender and puree until smooth. Carefully pour the mixture through a wire mesh sieve into a small bowl and set aside. Discard the solids.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and cook until the butter has browned and smells nutty. Add the habanero vinegar to the butter and stir to combine. (Be careful, the mixture may bubble violently.) Stir in the honey and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Toss the wings in a large bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the wings on the grill and cook until golden and crispy, approximately 7 minutes depending on the temperature of your grill. Turn the wings over and continue to cook until done. Transfer the wings to a large bowl and pour the honey mixture over top. Toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Honey-Habanero Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 500mg22%
Potassium 347mg10%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 20.2mg24%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.