Baked chicken wings marinated in TEQUILA, lime juice and harissa paste for a slightly sweet and spicy game changer. Great for game night.
While bacon wrapped munchies may be the number one favorite for March Madness, chicken wings are a close second. But of course we can’t just have plain Jane ones, you need to try Tequila Chicken Wings. I used a good quality Tequila so that you really get the flavor from the Tequila without the alcohol. The alcohol is important though, because it helps tenderize the chicken wings before you cook them. There are so many great things going on with this recipe that your fellow basketball fans are going to love you for serving them.
They start with a marinade of tequila, lime juice, harissa paste to add a little heat, and just a touch of agave nectar to sweeten things up a bit. The best part is you don’t have to fry them, just put them in the oven, flip them half way through, and you have wings that are head and shoulders above any you could order. If you want to go the extra mile, you can take the marinade and cook it down a bit on the stove to form a glaze while they’re baking. When they come out of the oven you can drizzle the glaze over the top. I thought these were pretty awesome without the glaze and not as messy to eat. You choose, messy or not so messy.
Recipe by Giada De LaurentiisPrint
Tequila Chicken Wings
Tequila Chicken Wings – tender and crispy chicken wings marinated in tequila, lime juice and harissa paste for a slightly sweet and spicy game changer
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1 lb Chicken wings
- ½ cup tequila
- 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon lime zest
- 2–3 tablespoon harissa paste
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
1.In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients and pour over chicken wings in a resealable bag. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
2.Preheat oven to 450º. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray and place chicken wings on it so that they are not touching. Cook for 25 minutes. Half way through, flip the wings. Cook until they are a golden brown.
3.While cooking, add the marinade to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes until it forms a glaze. Pour over chicken.
The glaze is optional, they are less messy without it.