Garlic Mojito Chicken Wings/Alas de Pollo al Ajio

Juliann Esquivel


One afternoon a few years back I was baking chicken wings I was planning on making Buffalo Hot Wings and I realized I was out of Louisana Hot Sauce. I had some lemons, Fresh garlic, and onions. My Citrus Mojito sauce was born. The rest is history. My husband and kids loved it. To give it a little kick I added a pinch of cayanne pepper. Enjoy

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15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


12/15 large
chicken wings, rinse and dry well with paper towels
2 Tbsp
garlic powder in a large shaker add the following spices
2 Tbsp
spanish paprika
2 Tbsp
dried oregano
2 Tbsp
goya adobo powder
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
or a little less ground cayanne pepper
mix all of the above spices in the shaker
~~~~~~ mojito citrus sauce~~~~~
1/4 c
or a tad more olive oil
8 clove
fresh mashed garlic or put through a garlic press
2 large
vidalia or white onions sliced in rings
1/4 c
fresh lime or lemon juice
1/4 tsp
oregano, dried
1/4 tsp
cumin powder
1/2 tsp
bijol food coloring and seasoning
1/8 tsp
each of black pepper and salt
1 pinch
cayanne pepper


1Season your wings liberly with the combined spices. I put all the spices in a shaker to make it easier. In a large lasagna pan bake the wings on 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn off oven after 1 hours and 10 minutes then put under the broiler for 5 minutes to
get golden brown. Wings should be crispy and golden but not dried out.
2While the wings are baking, heat the olive oil in a saute pan, add all of the mashed garlic and saute in the oil on low heat. Watch garlic it should not get brown. Saute for about one minute then add the onion rings and continue to saute until rings are all dente. Add the seasonings oregano and cumin and pinch of cayanne. Saute a minute more and then add the citrus juice. stir well and add a little salt and pepper and saute one minute more, Taste to see if you have enough salt and pepper to suit your taste.
3Remove wings from the broiler to a platter and put your lemon/garlic sauce over all your wings spredding the onions all over the wings. Serve immediately. I like to serve with white rice and black Cuban beans along with an avacado & tomato salad. Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tag: Quick & Easy