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Tequila Lime Chicken Wings


  • 2 pounds Chicken Wings
  • 1 C Water
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper crushed/ chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper ground - to taste
  • 1/2 C Tequila
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/3 C Lime juice
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar


  1. Put the one cup of water in your pressure cooker
  2. Put a trivet or steaming basket inside the pressure cooker
  3. Add in the chicken wings
  4. Pressure cook for 10 minutes in an electric pressure cooker/ 7 minutes in a stove top one
  5. Allow to release the pressure naturally - about 30 minutes
  6. While the wings are cooking and then cooling, make the marinade
  7. Put the zest of lime, lime juice, salt, brown sugar and tequila in a bowl and mix
  8. Mix the rest of the dry ingredients together and then toss into the marinade
  9. Once the pressure releases from the cooker, place the cooked wings on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  10. Brush with the marinade on both sides
  11. Reserve the rest of the marinade
  12. Let the wings sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  13. Bake in a preheated oven at 425*F for 10 minutes, then turn them over and cook for another 10 minutes on the other side.
  14. While the wings are baking, in a small saucepan cook the remaining marinade until shiny and slightly thickened
  15. When the wings are cooked through, dunk them into the saucepan and toss to coat
  16. Serve with some crunchy salad

Recipe Notes

If you don't use a pressure cooker, you can steam the wings for 10 to 15 minutes and then follow the same method. Increase baking time by about 10 minutes.