My Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings are not only incredibly delicious, they’re also quick and easy to make.
So if you’re looking for a delicious snack for your next get-together or a monotony breaker for a fun family dinner give this recipe a try!
Updated from original post January 30, 2015
I love buffalo wings and my recipe is the standard I judge all others by. But man (and woman) cannot live by Buffalo Wings alone so I’m always thinking of new and delicious ways to serve them.
What Ingredients do I need to make Drunken Chicken Wings?
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make my Drunken Chicken Wings. In Chef Speak this is called the “Mise en Place” which translates to “Everything in its Place”.
Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed the up cooking process, but it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
Do I have to use Tequila to make these wings?
No, you do not. You can leave it out altogether or replace it with Vodka, Rum or Gin.
How do I make Drunken Chicken Wings?
Start by combining all the ingredients to make the marinade in a small bowl, mixing well.
Place the chicken wing sections in a large bowl or large ziplock bag, then the marinade. Mix the wings in the marinade so they all get coated.
Cover the bowl or seal the ziplock bag and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. You can marinate the wings overnight if needed. (bone-in and skin-on chicken is okay to marinate overnight)
Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking pan with foil and arrange the chicken wings in a single layer on the pan. Pour the marinade evenly over all the wings.
Bake until meat is well browned and pulling away from the bone, about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
These wings get that lovely caramelization from the sugar in the marinade and the lime and tequila give it that margarita flavor that you love. But don’t worry all the alcohol burns off when you cook the wings. If you’d rather not use the tequila that’s not a problem, you can substitute your favorite lemon-lime soda.
My drunken chicken wings go great with sriracha or your favorite hot sauce for your friends that want to bring the heat. Just make sure to print out a few extra copies of the recipe if you serve it to your friends because they’re going to be begging for the recipe!
Where Does Chef Dennis Shop for Meats?
I have been buying my meats online for quite some time now and have tried many different suppliers. I have found that Crowd Cow has the best prices and selection for chicken and Farm Foods has Heritage Pork and other meats that I regularly use. They both offer much better meats than you can buy at the supermarket, and both offer free delivery to the US. Crowd Cow also includes free bacon with each order!
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