Tequila, Chilli and Lime Chicken Wings

, from Issue #85. July, 2019
Photography by Olivia Galletly.
Tequila, Chilli and Lime Chicken Wings

Spice up your life with a pile of fiery chicken wings matched with the smooth kick of Jose Cuervo Tequila on ice.

Serves: 4-6


1 kilogram chicken wings
4 garlic cloves, minced
finely grated zest and juice 1 lime
2 tablespoons Jose Cuervo tequila
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chillies in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon table salt
½ teaspoon cracked pepper
To serve
1 red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
handful fresh coriander leaves
lime wedges


Place chicken wings in a large non-metallic bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, combine and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

You will need to line a baking tray with baking paper.

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Place the chicken wings on the prepared baking tray and brush over any remaining marinade.

Bake for 20 minutes, turn the wings over then bake for a further 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

To serve: Top the wings with the chilli and coriander leaves and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.