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Appetizers, Tequila Lime Chicken Wings
Drunken Chicken Wings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Everyone loves wings and this recipe for my Drunken Chicken Wings is a delicious new way to enjoy one of America's favorite dishes.   In an untraditional sort of way.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 2/3 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or hotter if you like
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings tips trimmed off saved for soup.
  1. Place Chicken wing sections in a large bowl or large ziplock bag, then add combine tequila, lime juice, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper and re pepper flakes .
  2. Mix together to coat wings, while at the same time combining ingredients (and dissolving sugar). Cover bowl or seal bag and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. You can marinate wings overnight if needed. (bone in and skin on chicken is okay to marinate overnight)
  3. Preheat oven to 400°.
  4. Line a baking pan with foil.
  5. Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in the pan, and pour the marinade evenly over all the wings
  6. Bake until meat is well browned and pulling away from the bone, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  7. If you like crispier wings remove the marinade from the pan from the oven after an hour and save for serving, then continue to brown wings for the remainder of the time or until very crispy.
  8. Place in serving bowl and add remaining marinade.
Nutrition Facts
Drunken Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 639mg 27%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 6.2%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.