Guy Fieri's Tequila-Lime Wings

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Crafty Lady 13

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.

Top Review by Julie B's Hive

These were very good but I had to make two changes. First I used 1/4 cup fresh lime juice and 1/4 cup bottled; and second I had to substitute honey for the agave as none could be found in my area. Still, with these substitutions made, the wings rate a good 5 stars. I served them with fiesta beans and big chunks of homemade cornbread (not to mention a good Mexican beer). Made for RS#41

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the wings

  • 3 lbs chicken wings, split at the joint, tips removed
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • For the sauce

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 12 cup fresh lime juice
  • 14 cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup (sometimes called agave nectar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon 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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