Smoky Honey Habanero Wings

Smoky Honey Habanero Wings

Smoky Honey Habanero Wings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


3 people

Smoky Honey Habanero Wings are a delicious appetizer that allows you to make your own granules for coating. Just mix brown sugar, salt, smoky paprika and habanero powder to make the granules, follow the rest of the recipe, and enjoy. You can drizzle honey over the wings after they are finished or serve a little on the side.


  • 2 lbs.chicken wings
  • 1/3 cup honey granules mixture (or make your own by mixing brown sugar, salt, smoky paprika and habanero powder)
  • 1-2 teaspoons habanero powder (in addition to the granules mixture)
  • 1 tablespoon smoky paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 knob fresh ginger, diced
  • 1/3 cup pickled ginger, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayo, regular
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Zest of 1 lime and then add juice of half a lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • Dill, garnish optional


  • 1 Mix the powder and paprika into the granules.
  • 2 Taste the spice mixture and adjust to your liking.
  • 3 Rub spice all over the chicken pieces.
  • 4 Cover; let marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes to overnight.
  • 5 Either grill over medium heat or broil on each side about 8-9 minutes, or until done. T
  • 6 urn the pan as necessary, so as not to let the sugar burn in spots.
  • 7 Garnish with dill sprigs or even cilantro and extra lime slices.
  • 8 Add an extra sprinkling of spice mixture.
  • 9 For the sauce:
  • 10 In food processor, add garlic and all ginger.
  • 11 Process, then scrape down and process until finely minced.
  • 12 Add mayo, sour cream, salt and lime juice. P
  • 13 rocess till smooth.
  • 14 Stir in zest.
  • 15 The longer it sits in the fridge, the better it gets!
  • 16 Serve as a dipping sauce for the wings!



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