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

How to Make Garlic Mojito Chicken Wings/Alas de Pollo al Ajio


  1. Season 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.
  2. While 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.
  3. Remove 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

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About Garlic Mojito Chicken Wings/Alas de Pollo al Ajio

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

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