Fajita Chicken Wings

The ultimate party food. After soaking up Southwestern flavors, these wings will be especially popular.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

12
chicken wings, tips removed

Marinade

1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 Cut each chicken wing in half; place in large resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add marinade ingredients; seal bag. Turn bag to coat wings. Refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Drain chicken wings, reserving marinade. Place chicken on broiler pan.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F), brushing occasionally with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

For more lime flavor, add the grated peel from 1 lime to the marinade.

Serve the hot wings on a tray lined with lettuce. Arrange strips of bell pepper and stalks of green onions with the wings.

Purchase already cut chicken wings in the meat or frozen foods section. They're sometimes called chicken drummies or wingettes and drummettes. You can use just drummettes if you prefer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.