Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings Recipe
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Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings Recipe

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Deb Keslar of Utica, Nebraska dresses up chicken wings with grill marks and a lively marinade to create a fantastic summertime appetizer that's sure to be a hit. “I like these wings hot, so I often add a little extra hot sauce,” Deb suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, divided
  • 4 pounds fresh or frozen chicken wingettes, thawed
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 175 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 10g protein


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the taco seasoning, oil, vinegar and 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat.
  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until juices run clear, turning occasionally.
  3. In a small bowl, combine ranch dressing and remaining hot pepper sauce. Serve with chicken. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Taco-Flavored Chicken Wings in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p30

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"repeated of Taste of Home. No flavor at all."

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"Very good and very quick. Perfect for busy days."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"I make these wings all the time in the summer when I don't want to heat up the house by using the oven. They are quick and they taste really good. My husband asks for them at least once a month."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Bake @ 350 for 30-40 minuted till juices run clear."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"Was a big hit during the Super Bowl.... Made 7 different flavored wings and these were the best."

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