Chili Citrus Mezcal Wings

Chili Citrus Mezcal Wings

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The idea for these wings randomly popped in my head as I was leaving work a few days ago. I was having a day where all I wanted at the moment was a platter of really crispy wings, and I thought to myself…what if I made a sauce/glaze with mezcal? Mezcal already pairs really well with citrus, so why not give it a go? I got in the kitchen and winged the sauce and it actually worked really well. The mezcal I used was really smoky, or as my mom would say, hediondo and it actually came through very nicely with the rest of the flavors. These make for a really good appetizer/party dish, or if you’re like me, a light snack and if you need any ideas on what else to accompany these with, try Billy’s Rosé watermelon slushies!

Have a good weekend, and as always stay chingonx.

Chili Citrus Mezcal Wings

Chili Citrus Mezcal Wings
 
Makes 2 lbs of wings.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican Fusion
Ingredients
  • For the Wings:
  • 2 lbs. party wings
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • For the Glaze:
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2½ tablespoons mezcal
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken wings, and a little bit of oil and season with salt, and pepper. Disperse the wings evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake your wings for 50-55 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix the orange juice, honey, lime juice, mezcal, red pepper flakes and salt. Cook on medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, whisking constantly until everything comes together and thickens.
  4. Toss the wings in the glaze, making sure they are all fully coated and garnish with green onion.

 

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