Lemon-drop Chicken Wings

Lemon-drop Chicken Wings Recipe
Iain Bagwell; Karen Shinto
These delightfully lemony chicken wings are perfect for tailgating, Super Bowl parties, and even a budget-friendly weeknight dinner. 


Makes 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Marinate: 2 Hours
Cook: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 173
Caloriesfromfat 57 %
Protein 14 g
Fat 11 g
Satfat 3 g
Carbohydrate 2.7 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 189 mg
Cholesterol 45 mg


1/2 cup vodka
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 pounds chicken wings, tips trimmed off


1. In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine vodka, lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Add the chicken wings and mix to coat. Cover bowl or seal bag and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 9- by 13-in. baking pan with two layers of foil. Arrange the chicken wings in a single layer in the pan, and pour the marinade evenly over all. Bake until meat is well browned and pulling away from the bone, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Elizabeth Farquhar, Portland,


January 2008
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