When I couldn’t find our favorite Tequila Lime Chicken Wings by Tyson I had to punt for the Super Bowl. Fortunately, Martha Stewart had a simple version I thought I could handle. The only thing I changed was to use gold tequila instead of silver, and I skipped the orange garnish.

This is Martha’s picture, not mine. They didn’t last ling enough to get a picture!


3/4 cup silver tequila
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 6 to 8 limes)
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 20)
3 tablespoons safflower oil
Clementine or orange wedges, for serving (optional)

Combine tequila, lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, chicken, and oil in a large resealable bag. Place in a baking dish and let stand at room temperature, turning bag occasionally, 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade, allowing excess to drip back into bag; pat dry. Reserve marinade. Place chicken on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, transfer marinade to a saucepan and boil over medium-high heat until thickened and reduced to 1/3 cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and immediately brush with glaze. Serve warm or room temperature, with clementine wedges.

One note:  even after boiling 30 minutes the marinade had not reduced by half, but I brushed it over the chicken anyway. As an odd coincidence, hubby and I had Brussels sprouts, and the lime sauce was also lovely on those!