Citrus Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings with cliantro and green onions with Smirnoff Ice

A great Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer made with original Smirnoff Ice!

 

 

 

We love a great appetizer during the holidays as we do a lot of entertaining, and we are always looking for something new we can make to share with our guests. Smirnoff Ice contacted us to create some holiday appetizers using Smirnoff Ice, so this was a great excuse to play around in the kitchen and come up with something new, like these beer chicken wings!

 

 

 

Asian Chicken Wings

So, we came up with a great recipe fore Citrus Asian Chicken Wings using Smirnoff Ice as the glazing sauce and marinade! This recipe for is easy, delicious and we think it would be the star of any party you will go to!

 

 

 

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Citrus Asian Chicken wings and dipping sauce made from Smirnoff Ice in pile on parchment paper. Green bowl of dipping sauce and smirnoff ice bottle

 

 

 

Smirnoff Ice on Wings?

Yep, you read that right, we used Smirnoff Ice, the original lemon lime flavor in these wings, twice! First we used it first in the marinade. The marinade was combined with of soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic.This marinade brings a nice asian flavor to the wings and seasons up the meat at the same time. After a few hours in the marinade, the wings are ready for the oven!

 

 

 

 

While the wings were in the oven, we whipped up a little glaze to finish the wings and add another layer of flavor. We made glaze with Smirnoff Ice Original, teriyaki, brown sugar and honey. Added a little garlic, chili powder and black pepper!

 

 

 

 

There are a lot of big flavors here, but they mix together to make a great combination. The of spice and sweet with just a citrus tang of Smirnoff Ice Original is pretty tasty!

 

 

 

 

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings with green onion and cilantro on parchment paper. Green bowl with dipping sauce and Smirnoff bottle in background

 

 

 

 

After glazing the wings we topped them with some green onion and cilantro leaves. We loved the touch of greens on the top as a garnish. Also for their flavors! If you do happen to be one of those special folks who don’t like cilantro, you can leave off, and we promise we won’t judge you!

 

 

 

 

A citris Asian Chicken wing in a dipping sauce being held by a hand.

 

 

 

What Other Flavors were Used?

You can save the rest of the glaze to use as an extra dipping sauce, or really dunk the wings into the glaze to coat them, totally up to you! We preferred to use the dipping sauce as it makes it a little neater to eat with your fingers at a party, but if you are one of those folks who believes that wings should be a fully immersive experience, go ahead and sauce them up and get dirty!

 

 

 

 

We love to mix alcohol and food together, so when Smirnoff Ice contacted us to make them two food recipes, and 2 cocktails for the holidays, we were super excited to have the chance to share these recipes with our readers! Not only did we end up with this all star wing recipe, but we made a whole line up of recipes perfect for entertaining at your next holiday party!

 

 

 

Be sure to check out our Mini Berry Bites for dessert, plus our Caramel Green Apple Cocktail and the Holiday Berry Sparkler are fantastic drinks sure to be enjoyed by your guests!  Hope you check these great recipes out, too!

 

 

 

Close up shot of Citrus Asian Chicken wings made with Smirnoff Ice in a pile.

 

 

 

 

We love a great wing recipe, and we think you will too! Also, we think that our interpretation is pretty tasty with the Smirnoff Ice Original in it! Jay and I hope that you make these ASAP for your holiday events coming up. We think you and your friends and family will love them! And remember, you don’t have to share with the kids, it’s an adults only treat (that’s not a bad thing, we promise!) It’s like having a cocktail and appetizer all wrapped into one!

 

 

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

Like this recipe? Try these below, too!

Crockpot Chicken Pho Soup

 

 

 

 

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

 

 

 

Other Boozy Chicken Wings

Tequila Lime Drunken Chicken Wings – Ask Chef Dennis

Bourbon and Honey Baked Chicken Wings – Bourbon and Honey

Jack Daniels Glazed Baked Chicken Wings – The Chunky Chef

Bourbon Habenero Honey Chicken Wings – Cake N Knife

Margarita Chicken Wings – Oh, Bite It!

 

 

 

Yield: 1

Citrus Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer

We used Smirnoff Ice for a glaze on these chicken wings appetizer!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinate Time 1 hour

Ingredients

For the Glaze

  • 2 cups Smirnoff Ice Original
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp teriyaki

For the Wings

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 green onions, green and white parts diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bottle Smirnoff Ice - we used the original flavor
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste - about 1/2 tsp each
  • 2 pounds chicken wings

Instructions

For the Wings

Combine all ingredients, except green onions and cilantro, including the wings in a large bowl or ziploc bag. Let wings marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to an hour.

Preheat oven to 425°.

Take wings out of container and place on a lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until wings are golden brown and crispy.






For the Glaze

Mix the cornstarch and Smirnoff Ice together in a saucepan.

Add honey, brown sugar, pepper, chili powder and teriyaki to the saucepan.

Over medium heat, bring to a boil and allow to simmer, stirring regularly.

Allow to reduce until the glaze is thickened and will coat the back of a spoon.

Pour half the glaze into a large bowl for glazing the wings, reserving the other half for a dipping sauce to be served with the glazed wings.

Garnish with green onions and cilantro, serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229 Total Fat: 5.1g Saturated Fat: 1.3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 198mg Carbohydrates: 14.1g Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 3.6g Protein: 16.6g

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Citrus Asian Chicken Wings Appetizer

  1. You are not stingy on the alcohol in this recipe – love that! I could dive headfirst into that plate of wings — they look spectacular and would be great for a casual holiday get together or even Sunday game watching!

  2. I love all the flavours in this recipe. As you said, bold flavours! But you want that combination of sweet and spicy and tangy in a good chicken wing. I love the use of Smirnoff Ice and their lemon and lime flavour for both the marinade and the sauce. Very fun recipe

  3. Hello, gorgeous! What a great idea to use Smirnoff in the wings and glaze. These must have such great flavor! Love the dipping shot you got…it’s breakfast time right now and I want wings! haha

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