Tequila Chipotle Wings

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Yes, another chicken wing recipe.

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

But like I said before, we eat chicken wings every week and we like to have a few different sauces in our rotation. And this recipe will definitely be in the rotation.


This is what you’ll need: Tequila, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, honey, garlic, limes, lemon, and cilantro.

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

And chicken wings, of course.

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

I seasoned them with salt, pepper, and chili powder and then cooked them on my Big Green Egg, raised direct.

That means I use fire bricks to raise the grate (raised), and nothing is between the fire and the wings (direct).

I cook them at 325F for about 45 minutes to 1 hour with the thick skin side up, and then I flip them and cook for another 15 minutes with the thick skin side down.

You can read more about that process HERE.

How you cook the wings is completely up to you, it’s the sauce we are here to talk about.

Shoot, you don’t even have to put the sauce on wings, it will be outstanding on breast, thighs, and leg quarters.  Pork, too!

To start, zest the lemon and set aside for later.

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

I used my small Ninja processor for the sauce, but you can also just finely chop the peppers and garlic with a knife.

I’m lazy sometimes.

Adobo sauce:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Chipotle peppers and garlic:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Tequila:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Honey:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Lime and lemon juice:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Now mix:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Add the sauce to a pan:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

And simmer until the sauce thickens some, about 10-20 minutes.

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Once your wings are cooked:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Toss them with the sauce:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

Add the lemon zest and chopped cilantro:

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

And you are ready to serve!

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

You can’t get much simpler than that.

Tequila Lime Chipotle Wings

These Tequila Chipotle Chicken Wings have the perfect combination of heat, sweet, smoke, and tang.

 

Tequila Chipotle Wings
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These Tequila Chipotle Chicken Wings have the perfect combination of heat, sweet, smoke, and tang.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings, cooked
  • Cilantro, to taste
  • ½ cup tequila (light or dark)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup lime/lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 chipotle peppers
  • 5 TBS adobo sauce
  • Salt, pepper and chili powder, to taste
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken wings with salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  2. Big Green Egg set-up: 325F, raised direct.
  3. Cook them at 325F for about 45 minutes to 1 hour with the thick skin side up.
  4. Flip them and cook for another 15 minutes with the thick skin side down.
  5. Zest the lemon and set aside for later.
  6. Chop the cilantro and set aside for later.
  7. Combine the tequila, honey, lime/lemon juice, garlic, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce in a small food processor and mix until well combined.
  8. If you don't have a processor, finely chop the peppers and garlic with a knife.
  9. Add the sauce to a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  10. Simmer until the sauce thickens some, about 10-20 minutes.
  11. Toss the sauce with the cooked chicken wings.
  12. Add the lemon zest and chopped cilantro.

 

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