Tequila-Lime Wings

Staff Writer
Tequila-Lime Wings
Brother Jimmy's

From Brother Jimmy's' cookbook, Brother Jimmy's BBQ, this wing recipe adds a bit of Southwestern flare to make them tangy and citrusy. 

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8
Servings
532
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds chicken wings
  • 1/2 Cup tequila
  • Zest and Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and very thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup canola oil, plus more as needed

Directions

Cut the pointy tips off of the chicken wings, and either discard or save for chicken stock. Cut the wing in half at the joint.

In a gallon-size Ziploc bag, combine the tequla, lime zest and juice, jalapeño, salt, pepper, and oil for the marinade. Give it a little swish to mix and add the wings. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours or up to overnight. About 15 minutes before you’re ready to grill, pull the wings out of the refrigerator and let come to room temperature.

When you are ready to cook the wings, preheat your grill to moderate heat.

Oil the hot grate and place the wings on the grill. Do not discard the marinade. Cook the wings for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on the size of the wings, until done, which is when they have an internal temperature of 165 degrees at the joint bone.

While the wings are cooking, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until it thickens.

Place the cooked wings into a bowl and toss with the reduced marinade, which is now a glaze.

Lime Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lime Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
56%
Sugar
0.4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Cholesterol
252mg
84%
Protein
40g
80%
Carbs
2g
1%
Vitamin A
22µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.4%
Vitamin B6
1mg
61%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
14µg
18%
Calcium
32mg
3%
Fiber
0.6g
2.4%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
4%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
38mg
10%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
65%
Phosphorus
283mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
450mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.1%
Sodium
619mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.6%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
19%

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