Time it takes to make: 1 hour
24 chicken wings with skin, rinsed and patted dry (approx. 3 pounds)
Chipotle Chicken Rub
2 tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. chipotle chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Honey Lime Hot Sauce
1/4 c. honey
2 tbsp. lime juice (mix w/ 1/2 tsp cornstarch)
1 1/2 tsp. hot wings sauce or hot buffalo sauce
1 tbsp. butter
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Top baking sheet with baking rack/oven proof cooling rack and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, mix together Rub Ingredients. Add half of the Rub to a large freezer bag. Add half of the wings and shake until coated evenly. Line wings on prepared baking rack so they are not touching (they will be snug). Add remaining Rub ingredients and wings to freezer bag and repeat.
Bake on upper middle rack for 45-50 minutes at 400 F degrees.
After the timer goes off, move oven rack approximately 6-8" from broiler and turn oven to Broil. Broil to desired crispiness, watching closely so they don't burn! Optional - for extra crispiness, flip chicken wings over and broil the other side until crispy.
While wings are cooling, melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in remaining Honey Lime Hot Sauce ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer until slightly thickened, approximately 1 minute. Taste and add additional hot sauce for spicier sauces/more honey for sweeter.
Add cooked chicken to a large bowl and gently toss with Honey Lime Hot Sauce with a spatula OR serve Honey Lime Hot Sauce as a dip.
Serve wings alone or with extra sauce, Greek yogurt ranch and chopped celery on the side and ENJOY!
Adapted from: Carls Bad Cravings