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Elote Style Chicken Wings

These Elote Style Chicken Wings are grilled chicken wings tossed in a chili lime sauce and topped with grilled corn, cotija cheese, and more! 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Marinating Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 30-40 Chicken Wings cut into flats & drums
  • Canola Oil as needed
  • Chile Con Limon Seasoning
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish
  • Crumbled Cotija Cheese for garnish


  • 3 medium Limes juiced
  • 2.5 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp White Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Powder

Elote Sauce:

  • 2.5 tbsp Primal Kitchen Squeeze Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Cotija Cheese crumbled
  • 1.5 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 2 medium Limes juiced
  • Water as needed

Grilled Corn:

  • 3-4 Corn on the Cob
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Canola Oil as needed


  • In a large food safe bowl, add all the ingredients for the chicken wings and the seasoning and mix thoroughly. Cover and place in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high temperature (about 350F) for direct cooking
  • Add the chicken wings to the grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes per side or until they are 175F internal. When the chicken wings are done, pull them off and let them rest for 10 minutes. While the wings rest, lather your corn with oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add to the grill and cook until softened (about 8-10 minutes). Once done pull off, slice off the cob and set to the side.
  • In another bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the Elote Sauce, including the Primal Kitchen Squeeze Mayonnaise, and set to the side.
  • Add your chicken wings to a large tossing bowl and drizzle the Elote Sauce over the top. Toss them until well coated then place on a serving dish.
  • Garnish your wings with crumbled cotija cheese, chopped cilantro, cooked corn, chile con limon seasoning and lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 3796mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 837IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 4mg