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Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings on a white platter next to a kitchen towel
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Drunken Chicken Wings

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 253kcal


  • 2 ½ pounds chicken wings tips trimmed off saved for soup.
  • cup tequila
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or hotter if you like


  • 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 oven to 400°.
  • Line a baking pan with foil.
  • Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in the pan, and 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.
  • Any marinade that is on the tray with the fully cooked chicken wings is safe to use since its been a subjected to a high temperature.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.7mg