The beginning part of tailgating season is more fun, don't you think? The weather is still beautiful all over the country, so people take advantage of that and party earlier and longer. It's also early in the season and most fan bases still believe that this is OUR year, so more people come out to tailgate central.
These wings are just the ticket for those warmer, early season tailgates because they have hints of Summer with the warm flavors of lime, cilantro, and habanero.
|Cilantro Lime Wings with Habanero Butter|
|I made this marinade with wings in mind but it works with any chicken, of course.|
Cilantro Lime Marinade for WingsPublished 08/25/2016
- 2/3 cup peanut oil
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 1/2 ea jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup packed chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon season salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
- Place oil, lime juice, jalapeno, and cilantro in a blender and pulse for 15-20 seconds until blended.
- Stir in the pepper, season salt, chili powder, salt, cumin, and chipotle. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Marinate wings for 4-6 hours
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
|Marinate the wings for 4 - 6 hours, just the right amount of time to get loaded up and down to the stadium.|
|Take the wings out of the marinade and shake off the excess. Then season them with your favorite rub. I used a couple of tablespoons of my NMT All Purpose Chicken Rub.|
|I used my Grilla pellet cooker for this cook using applewood pellets. I got my Grilla as a thank you for being on their Memphis in May team and I have used it a ton this Summer.|
|I cooked them pretty much just like my 30-20-10 kamado wings - 30 minutes at 375-400f, flip. Twenty more minutes, then sauce and put them back on just long enough to set the sauce, 5-10 more minutes.|
|Grilled wings have a flavor that you just can't get from frying.|
|They were pretty fantastic just like this - crispy and tangy. About half of the family wanted them this way.|
|Spicy, tangy, buttery, and....the game is starting? I'll be there in a minute, I have a few more wings here.|