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The eBooks are Here!!! Plus, A Chris Loves Wings Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings Recipe

June 30, 2015

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Here it is, friends. The 3rd and final preview recipe for our newly-launched eCookbooksChris Loves Burgers, Chris Loves Tacos, and Chris Loves Wings. And it’s a lovely one, I’ll tell you that.

To be honest, the Wing book is my personal favorite of the three (though I love them all). I think it really dives into the versatility of this little piece of meat and gives great tips on different ways it can be cooked, as well as what you need to know for whatever method you choose. The book covers frying, grilling, baking, and stewing, but since everyone has an oven, I want to share a solid baking recipe that packs in the flavor, while sitting surprisingly light in the stomach. Though I’ve also made these on the grill, and they turn out phenomenal. Behold, my Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings:

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

These wings perfectly combine each ingredient at the exact right time, to make the most of their flavors. See, when trying to make something taste good, understanding how heat manipulates taste is key. Especially when it comes to fresh herbs and garlic, like in this recipe. To learn more about these techniques and dishes, visit our shop and purchase your own digital version of my eBooks. I really think you’ll enjoy them and my hope is you’ll find the entire cooking process more enjoyable, as well. Thanks so much for all your support, and be sure to share these books with your friends. Lets start taking back our kitchens!

Chris Loves Wings eCookbook Preview: Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

Light and flavorful, these wings are perfect for summer, or as a "new years resolution" meal to get into better habits. Their fresh flavors are so light, yet not lacking in any way. And making them is crazy simple, which is always a plus.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings: 4 (8 wing sections each serving)


  • 16 whole wings or 32 wing sections
  • Cooking oil 1/4 cup
  • Kosher salt 1.5 Tbsp
  • Garlic powder 1 Tbsp
  • Black pepper 2 tsp

For the sauce:

  • Lime juice 1/2 cup
  • Garlic minced, 3 Tbsp
  • Honey 2 Tbsp
  • Olive oil 2 Tbsp
  • Lime zest 1 tsp
  • Cilantro leaves chopped, 1 cup


Make the wings:

  • In a Ziplock bag, combine the wings, cooking oil, kosher salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Toss to coat and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 450, with the baking sheet in the oven so it gets nice and hot. Bring the oven to temperature, and let it heat for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the hot pan from the oven and quickly close the door to prevent heat loss. Add the wings to the pan, skin side up, and slide the sheet back in the oven as quickly as possible (again, to prevent heat loss). Cook for 20-30 minutes.
  • Note - the oven will smoke, quite a bit. Just keep the windows open, have your fan going, etc.

Make the sauce:

  • While the wings are cooking, combine all the sauce ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.


  • Remove the wings from the oven and immediately put in a bowl, drizzle with your preferred amount of the sauce and toss to coat. Let the wings sit for a couple minutes so the hot meat can cook the harshness out of the garlic. Serve with a side of sour cream for dipping and some tortilla chips.

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  1. Rachel says:

    I’m trying to purchase this, but the link provided above isn’t working. Is this an error or are the cookbooks gone??

    • Chris says:

      Hey Rachel, I just sent you an email about this, but for everyone else you might see this, I’ve taken the cookbooks down for now. They’ve become a bit of a distraction from some other things I’d like to do, so as of now they’re no longer for sale.

  2. Kyla says:

    We made this dish last night using a pound and a half of sliced chicken breast. While the results did look beautiful, is the salt the correct amount? We just had an overwhelming taste of saltiness, followed by pepper. We couldn’t taste the other flavors. The sauce part didn’t stretch enough for all of the chicken.

    Mixing everything in a bag beforehand worked really well. And yes, the oven did make the smoke alarm go off, so I appreciated the warning there!

    • Chris says:

      Oh boy, no matter how many times you review a book there’s always something, right? My apologies, the correct amount should be 1.5 Tbsp – the 2Tbsp was accidentally copied and pasted without being adjusted it looks like. I have updated it here, and am also updating the books and will send out new download links to all those who have purchased.

      Another thing that I’m sure contributed is the amount of chicken breast. The recipe is meant to make 32 wing sections which is more than a pound and a half of breast, so combine my too much salt and the too little chicken and I’m sure that was not pleasant for you. My sincerest apologies, Kyla. Thank you for pointing that out!

  3. jenny park says:

    Warning…the pictures and recipes in these books will make you want to lick your computer/phone screen…don’t do it…resist. Just go buy groceries and make them…to yummy for words!

  4. Lisa says:

    Congratulations Chris, Julia and Julia’s sister! Your foods look fresh, light, tasty and interesting!!!

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