Grilled Tequila-Lime Wings

The Grilled Tequila Lime Wings have all the flavor you are looking for. These wings can be a meal by themselves but make the perfect appetizer. While the recipes says to marinate for an hour or two, you can get these chicken wings ready well before any gathering and throw them on the grill when you are ready. These are so good, you will probably want to make a double batch.

Grilled Tequila Lime Wings

Grilled Tequila-Lime Wings

Derrick Riches
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People


  • 2-3 pounds chicken wings separated flats, and drummettes

For marinade:

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro for garnish


  • Place all marinade ingredients into a food processor and pulverize into to liquid mixture. Split mixture in half. Set aside.
  • Separate wings into two equal batches and place them into two resealable plastic bags. Pour half of the marinade mixture into each bag. Release air, seal and work the marinade into the wings. Place bags into the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Place wings onto the grill and cook for 30 minutes, or until the wings register an internal temperature of 175 degrees. If flare-ups occur, reduce heat to medium or simply move wings to a cooler part of the grill and cook over indirect heat until done. Turn as needed.
  • Once wings are cooked, remove from grill, garnish with cilantro and serve.
Keyword chicken wings

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