I’m back with another delicious wing recipe, just in time for you to whip it up this weekend and enjoy in front of the big screen while watching your favorite team play. If you’re new around here, every Wednesday my good friend Mandi at Chewsy Lovers share a variety of delicious wing recipes for all of your game day needs. So far we have a total of TEN wing recipes up until last week and we are still going! You can check out all of our recipes on Pinterest and be sure to follow our board!
This week I decided to do a fun theme for my wings, you can blame it on my mood for Mexican food recently, but I thought that incorporating the flavor of a flavorful Margarita into a chicken wing would be delightful, and I was right!
Tequila Lime Baked Chicken Wings with Creamy Dill Salsa
I incorporated some of my favorite flavor in spirits into a delicious sauce for the chicken and added a little twist using the same chipotle sauce that I used in the quesadilla I shared earlier this week. After trying my wings a variety of ways these past few weeks, I’ve concluded that my favorite method was parboiling the wings like I did in the baked buffalo wings recipe and then baking them at a high temperature. You get an awesome crispness to the wing that you aren’t able to achieve unless you deep fry it, and once you add the sauce it remains crispy even after microwaving to reheat. For the tequila lime sauce I cooked it on the stove for a few minutes while the chicken baked in order to cook out some of the alcohol and I whipped up an easy dip that I thought would really bring out the sweet and sour flavors of the wings. Once again it’s a dreamy combination and this flavor profile has to be one of my favorites that I’ve created so far. It’s a great alternative to the traditional buffalo wing.
This dip reminds me of when my husband and I were first dating, one night we went out to eat and I ordered some shrimp. The restaurant was all out of cocktail sauce (where does that happen at?) so I improvised and asked for other condiments and created my own dipping sauce for my shrimp. It actually ended up tasting better than cocktail sauce and since then I’ve been having fun creating some of my own dips from scratch.
Last week I brought you these honey mustard baked wings with a sriracha mayo sauce and Mandi shared her sweet tea boneless wings with maple mustard. You can keep up with us on Instagram and Twitter every week where we show you how #ChicksWingIt on #WingItWednesday! If you have any of your own wing creations, feel free to hashtag them for us so we can see and share!
Ingredients for Baked Chicken Wings:
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon adobo chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Ingredients for Tequila Lime Sauce:
- 1/3 cup tequila (I used Jose Cuervo Tequila Silver)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- juice of 4 limes
- zest of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon chipotle sauce
Ingredients for Creamy Spanish Dip:
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon dry dill
- 1/2 teaspoon dry parsley
- 2 tablespoons chunky medium salsa
Begin by preheating your oven to 450 degrees, and add about 1-2 tablespoons salt to a large pot of water and bring to a boil.
Add your wings and boil for about 10 minutes, then remove from water and pat dry.
Take a baking sheet, cover it in foil and spray with Pam. Season the wings with all of the listed spices, then bake for about 15 minutes in preheated oven.
Turn over and bake another 10 minutes.
While the wings are baking, add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan for the tequila lime sauce over medium/low heat. Cook on the stovetop for about 8-10 minutes and remove from heat. Remove 1/4 cup of the sauce and set aside.
Once the wings are done baking, place in a bowl and pour tequila lime sauce over, then toss the wings around being sure they are covered with sauce.
Place the wings back on the baking sheet, and bake for another 5 minutes.
While the sauce is baking into the wings, put all of the ingredients for the dip into a small bowl and stir them all together. Pour the reserved 1/4 cup of sauce over the wings and serve with lime wedges with dipping sauce.
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