Perfectly Baked Crispy Lime Cilantro Wings – Delishar

Say wings, and you’ll get most people’s attention, mine included. Perhaps it’s a better way to get large crowds’ attention by loudly announcing, “CHICKEN WINGS! CHICKEN WINGS!”, then say, “Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please.” Lol! I’m just kidding of course, but you know, it may just be an effective way to get people’s attention if the usual way doesn’t. 

Darn, I got diverted even before I started. That’s what wings does to me. When I see it offered on the menu, I’d forget what I was there for in the first place. Are you the same too? Especially when the description or picture of the wings screams crispy! Oh man… My mouth just started watering. As much as I like chicken wings, I’m also reminded of the amount of oil that it was deep fried in. Luckily, deep frying isn’t the only way to get drool-worthy crispy wings.

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Since I made it a rule that deep frying is never allowed in my kitchen, it doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy crispy chicken wings at home. I simply bake them, and this time with the help of a secret ingredient. Baking powder. Cook’s Country explains that baking powder composes of an acid and an alkali. This combination helps to draw moisture to the surface of the poultry skin. The moisture then evaporate leaving the skin crisp instead of soggy.  The acid weakens the proteins within the skin, while the alkali accelerates the browning process. In layman terms, allowing the skin to crisp and brown more quickly. 

You can use the crispy chicken wing recipe as your base recipe and toss it in whatever sauce you like. Sriracha + butter is a really good combi, but the wings taste really good on it’s own too! I left out the jalapeños in my recipe to make it kid-friendly.  So, if you like crispy wings like us, but is turned off my the gallon(s) of oil that the chicken wings are deep fried in. Or even if you have not tried crispy oven-baked wings before, do give this a try. I assure you that you’ll not miss dem deep fried wings. 


Perfectly Crispy Lime Cilantro Wings


  • 1 kg chicken mid wings
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Chopped jalapeño to taste optional, I opted out for the kids
  • Clean and rinse chicken, then pat dry with kitchen towel.

  • Season both sides with salt and pepper.

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.

  • Then toss wings to get a thin layer of even coating on both sides of the wing.

  • Lay wings on baking wire rack and allow it to rest at room temperature.

  • Now, preheat your oven to 200C.

  • When your oven is ready, give the wings a light spray of cooking oil.

  • Bake at 200C for 20-25 minutes, then flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make a compound in a large mixing bowl by combining butter, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeño.

  • When wings are done, add the wings in the mixing bowl with the butter compound.

  • Toss to coat wings with lime cilantro butter.

  • Drip off excess, if any, then serve immediately.

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Lime Cilantro Salmon – Delishar

A quick 15 minutes Lime Cilantro Salmon recipe to whet your appetite! Moreover, the sauce makes a great dressing for salads. You can toss it with your pasta or serve the salmon over any carb of your choice. I had mine with cauliflower rice while the family had theirs with couscous. Served with a side of grilled white asparagus, sauteed sweet peppers, and mashed avocado. This recipe is a versatile one that can be modified to fit your dietary needs. I’ve included a Keto and Whole30 modification in the recipe card.

By now you’d know that I’m a big fan of The Alaska Guys (TAG). They bring in only the finest wild-caught Alaskan seafood. From the different kinds of salmon, white fish like cod, halibut, and pollock, to the meatiest sweet Alaskan King Crab. They also carry delicious sausages, beef, and non-Alaskan products. Seriously, if you have not tried wild-caught Alaskan salmon, please do yourself a favour and try it. You no longer have to deal with the nasty fishy smell on your hands and in your kitchen. You’d taste the difference, this I promise you.

TAG recently released a new product on their website. It is a 500g pack of skinless and boneless sockeye salmon, individually portioned and vacuum packed. It’s going at $25.50/500g pack. A steal as compared to the regular 160-220g sockeye portions at $68/kg. This is also a great option for family with young kids with a smaller appetite who prefers not to have fish skin on their fillet. Great for cooking soup and congee. My girls aren’t big on salmon skin, so yay for no wastage! Each individual portion size was also perfect for my family of 4, plus my helper. 🙂

More Alaskan seafood recipes:

Lime Cilantro Salmon

This recipe is paleo-friendly. Keto and Whole30 modification below.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

  • 1 pack TAG Alaskan Sockeye (Red) Salmon Skinless Boneless 500g
  • 2 lime Juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped and divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup stock chicken or veg is fine
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes optional
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Thaw salmon and pat dry

  • Season salmon with salt and black pepper

  • Heat pan on medium high with olive oil until shimmering

  • Add salmon, and lower heat to medium-low

  • Cook 2 minutes each side, then remove to plate

  • In the same pan, add butter, chili flakes and garlic to cook until fragrant

  • Then add stock, lime juice, maple syrup, and cilantro

  • Allow to simmer and reduce

  • Pour over cooked salmon and garnish with reserved fresh cilantro

Keto – Skip the maple syrup
Whole30 – Substitute maple syrup with date paste

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