Appetizers & Snacks

Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 1h 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

These Cilantro Lime Chicken wings are a delicious appetizer to serve at your next gathering!

TIP: Don’t like Cilantro? Swap for parsley in Step 1 when making the marinade.  

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  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil 
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher pepper
  • 4 pounds uncooked chicken wings, drumettes and wings separated


  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Step 1

    To make marinade, combine cilantro, lime juice, oil, chili powder, cumin, ginger, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk well to combine.  

  • Step 2

    Coat wings in marinade using one or two large resealable plastic bags. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.    

  • Step 3

    Divide wings between the air fry basket and Ninja Roast Tray nested in the Ninja Sheet pan, making sure wings are not crowding each other.  

  • Step 4

    Install the wire rack on Level 2. Select AIR FRY, select 2 LEVEL, set temperature to 390 F, and set time to 40 minutes. Select START/ STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 5

    When the unit has preheated, place pan on wire rack on Level 2. Slide the basket into the rails of Level 4. Close oven door to begin cooking. 

  • Step 6

    Check wings at 40 minutes. If increased crisping is desired, add an additional 10 minutes. When cooking is complete, allow wings to cool slightly before serving.