Guy Fieri's Tequila-Lime Wings

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 45 min
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For the Wings:

3 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, tips removed

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

For the Sauce:

1 teaspoon grated lime zest

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup tequila

1 tablespoon agave syrup (sometimes called agave nectar)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon adobo sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the wings: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Season the wings with salt and pepper and arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cook until just brown and crisp, about 45 minutes.
  2. Make the sauce: Combine the lime zest and juice, tequila, agave syrup, cumin, adobo sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper in a bowl. Pour over the warm wings and let marinate at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a grill to high. Grill the wings until marked, 10 to 15 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer the marinade to a saucepan and cook until slightly thick, about 8 minutes (you can do this on the grill as well). Drizzle the wings with the sauce and top with cilantro, if desired.

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