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Giada De Laurentiis Spices Up Her Chicken Wings Using Tequila
When you’re tired of basic chicken wings, try chef Giada De Laurentiis’ recipe for spicy tequila lime chicken wings. They are perfect year-round, especially for football season.
De Laurentiis marinates the wings in tequila, lime juice, lime zest, harissa, agave, and kosher salt. They are intensely flavorful and don’t even require a dipping sauce.
Harissa is a Tunisian chili paste that has varying spiciness, and it's what gives the wings their heat. Make sure to give yourself four hours to prepare this recipe.
This marinade requires four hours to infuse the flavor into the meat. The tequila adds a smoky flavor, and the alcohol and lime juice tenderizes the meat.