In the recent couple of years I have come to LOVE eating chicken wings. They are really not something Italians eat a lot of. I mean, we do eat them when we cook a whole chicken and we use them a lot to make chicken broth, but they are not an appetiser kind of food for us. Since making my Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings though, I totally fell in love. I have been making quite a few versions of chicken wings lately and I like them all! Today I will share with you yet another great way to cook finger-licking-delicious chicken wings: Margarita Chicken Wings! Don’t you just love the sound of that?? Margarita AND chicken wings together? Yesss! These are very easy to make and they taste awesome. You basically marinade the wings in a Margarita mix, bake them and drizzle them with honey. Yum! I also strongly suggest to serve them with some extra lime and coarse salt (it is a Margarita based dish after all) and to add a splash of Tabasco if you like a little spice. Perfectly balanced flavours! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a Hamper full of Barilla’s goodies!
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Margarita Chicken Wings
The recipe for tropical style chicken wings: Margarita Chicken Wings!
- 180 ml – ¾ cup tequila
- 180 ml – ¾ cup triple sec
- 60 ml – ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- Zest of one lime I used the juiced lime and cut it in pieces
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 900 to 1.3 kg – 2 to 3 lbs chicken wings washed and dried
- Honey for glazing
- Coarse Salt for serving
- Lime wedges for serving
- Tabasco optional for serving
In a small bowl, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and salt. Stir until the salt has dissolved. Remove 80 ml – 1/3 cup of the mixture and keep it aside in a covered container.
Pour the remaining marinade into a large Ziploc bag and add the cut lime zest and the chicken wings.
Seal the bag and place it in the fridge for 4 to 8 hours. Turn the bag occasionally.
Put the wings on a baking tray lined with baking paper and spray them with a little olive oil.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 25 minutes, brushing them frequently with the reserved marinade. Then turn the chicken wings and bake them on the other side for another 25 minutes, always brushing them frequently with the reserved marinade. This cooking time also depends on the size of the wings you are using.
During the last 15 minutes of cooking, drizzle the chicken wings with a small amount of honey and cook them until glazed and brown (you may have to put the wings under the broiler for a few minutes to give them more colour).
Serve warm with fresh lime wedges, coarse salt and some Tabasco on the side.