Chicken wings – Mexican style

by smth good on March 2, 2011

in meat&poultry

Well, they are not exactly recommended for those trying to lose weight, but they are juicy, spicy and hot. These chicken wings in Mexican style, served with quesadilla and guacamole, are quite a lunch for those in search of some extra-calories :) . There is a curious similarity in flavors, up to a point, between Mexican and Greek food (oregano, cinnamon, cumin), although the final results are very different.


  • 16-20 chicken wings
  • 120 milliliters orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Prepare the marinade by combining oregano, salt, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, chili flakes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and orange juice. Pour the marinade over the chicken wings in a zip bag and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Grill the chicken wings on charcoal grill, on all sides, flipping them often until golden-brown. Serve immediately with guacamole and quesadilla.


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Liz March 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Ooh, boy, do those sound (and look) fabulous!!!


Belinda @zomppa March 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Bah. Weight. These are worth their weight in gold! Love the splash of OJ.


briarrose March 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Great wings!


Jill Colonna March 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

They look so tempting and finger-lickingly gorgeous!


Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

What wonderful flavors you used in this creative spin on chicken wings – They look mouthwateringly delicious!


torviewtoronto March 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

lovely flavours delicious


Manu March 3, 2011 at 12:49 am

I never used to eat chicken wings back in Italy… but since I moved to Australia I learnt to appreciate them. And these sound really really yummy. I love the orange based marinade and the mix of spices you used!


Cakewhiz March 3, 2011 at 4:27 am

My family loves chicken wings and your recipe is so much different than mine. Never thought of using orange juice. So, i am looking forward to trying these out.


C1tr4 March 4, 2011 at 3:17 pm

My 1st choice of chicken part is wing.. and yours looks fingerlicking one! :P


Sunny @ March 7, 2011 at 1:52 am

I love how you paired these with quesadillas. I never know what to pair with chicken wings. I’ll have to try them. They look great!


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