Alitas al Chipotle
So a chicken wings recipe?? Hmmm, how many times have I looked at different chicken wings recipes? Maybe too many times to sit here with you and ponder as to how many! Surely, enough to talk about the MANY ones I’ve come across! Grilled chicken wings, fried chicken wings, baked chicken wings, asian chicken wings, barbecue chicken wings, boneless chicken wings…whewww and the list goes on!!
Some really great… sweet, spicy and bold all at the same time. Some more on the bland and softer side…maybe more pleasing to some palettes but for mine, I do like a little more attentiveness! Soooo what do I mean, I mean that I WANT A LITTLE MORE ROBUST!!! Come on, youuuu know what I mean….a little change, with zing! Well this is my little change….with zing!!
One thing though, when it comes to chicken wings, I do prefer spicy chicken wings… with a dip! One of my favorite dips for wings is blue cheese dip but the chunky kind! Chunks of blue cheese. Yumm! With this recipe I make a dip that I love….I add crumbled “queso fresco,” lots of it! Soo, so good!!
And here’s the thing, as I continue to persuade you to make this recipe…..for chicken wing lovers, we usually love the fried chicken wings right? However, sometimes we eat them, maybe, with a little guilt involved. Well these, are baked chicken wings! Oh, oh wait, crispy baked chicken wings!
Marinate chicken wings in buttermilk with chipotles, garlic, zest and juice of orange and salt for a few hours or overnight.
Place chicken on greased rack and cook for 45 min at 450 degrees, turning over halfway through cooking.
Once chicken is done, you can toss with the chicken sauce (optional) before serving.
And don’t forget the dip!
Oven Fried Chicken Wings in Chipotle Sauce
Marinade for Chicken
- 3 Pounds chicken wings (rinsed with cool water)
- 2 Cups buttermilk
- 2-3 chipotles in adobo sauce (minced)
- 5 garlic cloves (finely minced)
- 1 orange (zest and juice)
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup queso fresco (crumbled)
- 1/4 cilantro (chopped)
- 1 scallion (thinly sliced)
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
Sauce for Chicken(Optional)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon mexican hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle in adobo sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt (to taste)
|Marinade for Chicken|
|Add buttermilk, garlic, chipotles in adobo, zest and juice of the orange and salt to a large bowl. Mix together. Rinse chicken wings and add to mixture. Marinade for a few hours or overnight if you like.|
|Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place chicken on greased rack and cook for about 45 minutes turning over half way through.|
|While cooking wings, make dipping sauce and sauce for chicken if you're going to use it for a glaze on wings. Add sour cream, queso fresco, cilantro, scallion and salt. Mix together and set aside while wings cook.|
|Sauce for Chicken|
|Optional: Mix together olive oil, cider, mexican hot sauce, adobo sauce, garlic powder and salt in small bowl. Whisk together. Pour over chicken wings once chicken is done.|
|Place wings on platter and serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy!!|