Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL holiday break. I enjoyed time with my family, had a great birthday (my birthday was 3 days ago), and am SO happy and hopeful for 2017! As I mentioned in this post, 2016 was rough for some so it’s great to start the year off on a clean slate. :)

With that said, I’m not gonna pretend I’m a health food blogger and start posting salads because let’s face it, I’m not. I leave that to the pros. Will I be watching what I eat and aiming to eat healthy? Absolutely. I try to do that EVERYDAY not just on January 1st.

Instead, I say we start the year off right… with chicken wings! Woot!

Yes, yes, my brain is already thinking about the Super Bowl (the BIG Game!).

Well, let’s be honest, my brain is always thinking about feeding people. It’s the Cuban in me. What can I say. Cubans LOVE to feed people!

 

Speaking of Cuban, these crispy baked mojo chicken wings are marinated overnight in a simple, homemade garlic-citrus marinade. And let me tell you, the flavor is OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Granted, anything garlic, citrus, Cuban-style is going to be at the top of my flavor list but trust me when I tell you…this was AMAZING.

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!

If you’re thinking that the only way to get crispy wings is to grill or fry them, I’m here to tell you – you can BAKE them too! I did the same thing with my Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings and Guava BBQ Chicken Wings. I promise these will blow your mind!

To make this simple homemade mojo marinade, all you need is garlic, onion, orange juice, lime juice, oregano, peppercorns, and salt. Pulse the minced garlic and onion in a food processor until finely chopped. Add two parts orange juice to one part lime. Add oregano, black peppercorns, and salt. Blend until smooth. That’s it! Here are some tips, just in case.

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Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!

I BEG you to marinate the chicken wings overnight in the fridge. The flavor will be even BETTER, the longer you marinate the chicken. That’s the easy part. Just place them in the bowl with the marinade, and into the fridge they go. Bring them to room temperature the next day, add spices, bake and DONE.

I paired these crispy mojo chicken wings with my famous Cilantro Garlic Sauce which made them even MORE delicious!

You can’t just take my word for it, guys. You gotta make them for yourself and your friends/family.

Whether for the BIG game or just a regular Tuesday night, these wings are guaranteed to be the highlight of the party!

Here’s the recipe!

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Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!
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Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!

Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken wings (tips removed; drumettes and flats separated)
  • 1 cup mojo marinade see homemade recipe in notes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add chicken wings and mojo marinade and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour (or overnight, the longer the better).
  2. Remove chicken from fridge and bring to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  4. Lay the chicken wings on a lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Season the chicken wings with garlic, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake the chicken wings for 40-45 minutes or chicken wings are cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven. Serve hot with your favorite wing sauce or cilantro garlic sauce.

HOMEMADE MOJO MARINADE: You need garlic, onion, orange juice, lime juice, oregano, peppercorns, and salt. Pulse minced garlic and onion in a food processor until finely chopped. Add two parts orange juice to one part lime. Add oregano, black peppercorns, and salt. Blend until smooth. Some tips, just in case.

I hope you make them and LOVE them!

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Thank you for being here! <3


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