Barbecue Maple Lime Chicken Wings | Cheat Day Recipe

Here’s how to make your wings perfectly crisp on the outside and moist on the inside – just as they should be. This will be your go-to cheat day recipe for those summer days, but don’t worry, it’s still high in protein!

Serves: 3


  • 4 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1kg chicken wings


#1 Preheat oven to 350°F or 320°C for fan-assisted.

#2 In a bowl, mix together the garlic, maple, lime zest and half the juice, coconut oil, pepper sauce and barbecue sauce.

#3 Coat the chicken wings and set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes (for best taste, leave to marinade overnight).

#3 Once marinated, pick the wings out of the sauce and spread them out onto a baking tray (don’t throw the sauce away!).

#4 Bake for 25 minutes, drain, then add the remaining marinade and bake for a further 20 minutes.

#5 Increase the temperature by 60°F, spoon the remaining marinade over the wings and bake for a further 15 minutes.

#6 Remove from the oven, squeeze the remaining lime juice over the wings and serve hot!

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Barbecue Maple Lime Chicken Wings | Cheat Day Recipe

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 501kcal 216 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat24g37%
Total Carbohydrates16g5%

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist