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Guy Fieri's Tequila-Lime Wings

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“Guy Fieri, a huge Oakland Raiders fan, designed these wings to be tailgate-friendly: You can bake them at home, pack them in the boozy marinade and grill them once you get to the parking lot. This recipe is from the January/February 2010 Food Network Magazine.”
1hr 45mins
3 pounds

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the wings
  • 1360.77 g chicken wings, split at the joint, tips removed
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • For the sauce
  • 4.92 ml grated lime zest
  • 118.29 ml fresh lime juice
  • 59.14 ml tequila
  • 14.79 ml agave syrup (sometimes called agave nectar)
  • 4.92 ml ground cumin
  • 4.92 ml adobo sauce
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Prepare the wings: Preheat the oven to 350°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 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.

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