THE VILULA TEA GARDEN was a little tea room in my memories...ladies wearing white gloves and pretty hats; soft and mended old linens on the tables; and heirloom roses in crystal vases....lovely.

January 21, 2011

Tequila Chicken Wings

This is an easy dish to make while camping...just bring along your cast-iron skillet or two, if you want to double or triple the recipe...Tequila tenderizes these tasty chicken wings...Serve accompanied by corn tortillas, refried beans, salsa, and lots of chilled beer...or tequila, of course! If you don't wish to drink the Tequila, make non-alcoholic Margaritas or drink non-alcoholic beer...I certainly don't need to drink alcohol to be silly and have a good time...but to each his own, right?


2 lb. chicken wings
11 garlic cloves, finely chopped
juice of 2 limes
juice of 1 orange
2 tbsp. Tequila (and a shot for you!)
1 tbsp. mild chili powder
2 dried chipotle chilis, reconstituted and pureed
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cumin
pinch of dried oregano
bunch of cilantro

1. Cut chicken wings apart into two pieces at the joint.

2. Put the remaining ingredients in a non-metallic dish and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the chicken wings, toss well to coat, then place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least three hours, or overnight.

3. Cook the chicken wings over hot coals or in a ridged grill pan, turning occasionally, for about 15-20 minutes, or until crisply browned. To test whether the chicken is cooked, pierce a thick part with a skewer - the juices will run clear. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over top of wings...Serve immediately! Serves 4

Tip: Made from the agave plant, tequila is Mexico's famous alcoholic drink.

Another tip: If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there!


  1. Oh they sound yummy!! Love the picture of the bones!! tee hee

  2. thanks, me some wings!





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