Chicken Wings with Spicy Mayo Marinade

Spicy, sweet, tangy, buttery—these crave-worthy chicken wings have it all.

Chicken Wings with Spicy Mayo Marinade
Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • 5 pounds chicken wings
  • 1 cup mayonnaise*
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons hot sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  1. Cut off and discard wing tips; cut wings in half at joint, if desired. Place in a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, honey, 2 tablespoons hot sauce, lime zest and juice, salt, and pepper. Pour over wings, tossing to coat. Seal bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil; place wire rack on foil. Drain wings, discarding marinade. Place in a single layer on prepared pan.
  4. Bake until golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes, turning wings every 10 minutes to prevent burning.
  5. In a medium saucepan, heat butter, vinegar, garlic, and remaining ½ cup hot sauce over medium heat, stirring to combine. Drizzle half of the butter mixture over wings; serve remaining sauce on the side. Serve immediately.
Kitchen Tip: You can also toss the wings in the entire batch of butter sauce and serve.

*We used Duke’s Real Mayonnaise and Crystal Hot Sauce.