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By Mr Smokey     |
Jul 20, 2018
Guest Recipe – Mexican Lime and Jalapeño Chicken Wings

This guest recipe blog comes to you from Phil at


Chicken Wings are one of my favourite foods to cook on the BBQ. They are cheap, quick and easy to cook, can be flavoured to suit your own personal taste, and if cooked well can be a real crowd pleaser.

I use the BBQ Vortex to do my Chicken Wings. It helps to really crisp up the skin, and these Mexican Lime and Jalapeño Chicken Wings were no exception. My wife actually described them as being like Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), which was meant as a compliment!

This rub gives a lovely kick to the wings. The lime added to the marinade takes a little of the heat off, but you do get left with a lovely tingle in your mouth. Squeezing some lime juice over the wings after cooking would also help reduce the heat a little.

If you don’t have the BBQ Vortex, I would still really recommend trying this recipe. Set your BBQ up with a direct and indirect and cook the wings indirectly, until the internal temperature is around 70°C and then cooked directly for a couple of minutes each side, to crisp them up a little.


  • 2 Tablespoons of Smokey Carter Mexican Jalapeño & Lime Rub
  • 5 (Full) Chicken Wings
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Rind from 1 Lime
  • Juice from 1 Lime


1. Start by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and combine by stirring together

2. Add the chicken and mix well. I didn’t worry about cutting the wings to make separate drumettes and wingettes / flats

3. Add to the fridge and marinate for at least 8 hours. I actually did these for 24 hours

4. Take out the fridge at least 1 hour before you want to cook them

5. Light your coals and when ready pour them into the vortex (if you are using)

6. Add the chicken wings and sprinkle over a little more of the Mexican Jalapeño & Lime Rub

7. Cook for 15 minutes, then rotate the BBQ lid 90 degrees. Repeat this three times so you cook the wings for 45 minutes and rotate the lid 180 degrees

8. Remove the wings and plate up. As an option here you could squeeze a little lime juice over the chicken.

Special thanks to Phil for letting us use his recipe on our website. For more great recipes from Love2BBQ head to their website and be sure to follow them on their social media channels. Twitter – love2bbquk

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