Healthy Meals

Barbecue Maple-Lime Chicken Wings | Cheat Day Recipe

This barbecue maple lime chicken wing recipe will be your go-to cheat day treat this summer. With the perfect flavour combination of spicy and sweet with a zing of lime to round it off, there’s no doubt you’ll want to make these time and time again.

Don’t worry – it’s still high in protein!



  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 Lime (Zest and Juice)
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 kg Chicken Wings


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C for fan-assisted.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the garlic, maple syrup, 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).

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

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

  6. Increase the temperature by 20°C, spoon the remaining marinade over the wings and bake for a further 15 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven, squeeze the remaining lime juice over the wings and serve hot!

Barbecue chicken wings

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 501
Total Fat 24g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Protein 57g

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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