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Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

A Whole30 and Paleo zesty marinated chicken wing that is a great for social gatherings and weekend dinners.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


  • 2 lb Chicken Wings (thawed)
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 whole lemon (juice, squeezed)
  • 1 tsp salt (Himalayan, Pink)
  • 1 tsp pepper (light virgin)
  • 1 cup olive oil (light)


Cilantro Marinade

  1. Place the garlic, cilantro (washed and dryed), juice from lemons, blend together in a food processor.
  2. Add the light olive oil slowly until all ingredients are completely combined. Make sure this is more like a sauce and not a paste. You may need to add in more juice from a lemon to get the consistency a little runny.
  3. Add in salt and pepper to taste and blend once more. Marinade your wings for 6-7 hours. I usually keep a little extra marinade to drizzle over the wings once they are cooked.

Chicken Wings

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet with olive oil. While your pan is heating, prep your wings making sure there is plenty of marinade on each wing.
  2. Slowly add in the wings to the pan and cook 5 minutes on each side or until brown. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  3. While the wings are browning, line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Once wings are browned, add them all onto the parchment paper.
  4. Cook the wings in the oven for 15 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Finally, remove from oven and drizzle with the leftover marinade. Also, top with fresh lemon juice and fresh cilantro. Serve and enjoy!
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Chicken