Lemon and Tapatío Chicken Wings

Well folks, it looks like it’ll be the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Baltimore Ravens for the Super Bowl this year.  I have to be totally honest here and say that my interesest in football is about as equal to a snowman looking forward to the summer.  BUT, pretty much everyone else in my life that are close to me are hardcore NFL fans and live to argue every Sunday about bad calls, great plays and what the latest scores are, starting from the Fall to early Feb.

My only enthusiasm in this pigskin sport is of course, the FOOD!   I love to make side dishes, appetizers, main courses and lots and lots of desserts on Sundays for my loved one’s to shove down their throats as they scream at the TV.  I take old classic dishes that are regulars at living-room games and put my own twist on them.  They’re almost always a victory with my peeps and I know they appreciate something a little different than the typical foods they usually grub on.

Check out my spin on the Sunday football standard,  Chicken Wings.  Forget about the Niners and the Ravens…. GO HOT WINGS!!!

Ingredients for Lemon and Tapatío Chicken Wings:

  • 3- lbs chicken wings and drumettes
  • 1 – cup flour
  • 2 – tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 – tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 – tablespoon salt
  • 5 – cups vegetable oil
  • 4 – tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1/2 – cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 – cup tapatío
  • 1 – tablespoon sugar


  1. Rinse and pat dry chicken with a paper towel. Set to the side.
  2. Mix flour, corn starch, ground pepper, and salt in a bowl. Mix well and add chicken to flour mixture. Toss to coat. Shake the flour from chicken, and place on a cooling rack.
  3. In a frying pan over a medium flame add oil and allow to get hot (350 degrees fahrenheit) add in chicken and fry for 14 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Remove from oil and set to the side.
  4. In a bowl add butter, lemon, tapatío, and sugar. Mix well. Then toss wings in sauce.
  5. Place on a plate and eat hot.
  6. ENJOY!



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