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Lemon-drop Chicken Wings

8 Servings

Prep Time / Marinate Time
2 hrs 15 mins

Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins

Total Time
3 hrs 30 mins

These delightfully lemony chicken wings are perfect for tailgating, Super Bowl parties, and even a budget-friendly weeknight dinner.

Lemon-drop Chicken Wings

Iain Bagwell; Karen Shinto
 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

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.


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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 173Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 189mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 2.7g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g0%
Protein 14g29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.