Beer-Steamed Chicken Wings with Honey-Lime Glaze

Buffalo wings are often drenched in a fiery sauce that overwhelms the chicken. Steaming the wings with beer perfumes the meat and keeps it moist.

Katie Barreira

Beer-Steamed Chicken Wings with Honey-Lime Glaze

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    one 12-ounce bottle pale Mexican beer, such as Corona, or other lager 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
    2 pounds (about 20 pieces) buffalo-style chicken wings (flats and drumettes), tips removed 3 cloves garlic, grated
    Salt and pepper 1/4 cup honey


    Prep: 10 min Total: 45 min
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    • 1

      Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Pour the beer into a rimmed baking sheet fitted with a rack. Season the wings with salt and pepper and place on the rack, skin side up. Bake 15 minutes.

    • 2

      While the wings are baking, whisk together the lime juice, garlic and honey in a small bowl.

    • 3

      Remove the wings from the oven, flip them over and brush with glaze. Return to the oven and bake 10 minutes.

    • 4

      Flip the wings a final time, brush with remaining glaze and bake until skin is crisped and golden, about 10 minutes more.

    • 5

      Garnish with lime wedges and serve.

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