Border Turkey Wings with Chipotle Tequila Cranberry Sauce


Add a little smoke and spice to your next backyard barbecue or game-watching party with these finger-licking turkey wings.

Source: Chef Dan Phalen via National Turkey Federation

Yield: 5 servings

Temperature & Cooking Time: 165°F for 5 minutes


  • 8-10 turkey wings, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons Ancho chile paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons roasted cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican oregano
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle seasoning
  • 1 14-ounce can cranberry sauce, whole berry style
  • 2 teaspoon chipotle paste
  • 2 tablespoons tequila reposado


  1. In a mixing bowl combine chile paste, olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, cumin, salt, pepper and oregano and whisk to combine.
  2. Add the turkey wings and toss in marinade to evenly coat. Marinate refrigerated for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 6 hours.
  3. When ready to cook remove wings from marinade and shake off excess. Season well with seasoning and place on preheated chargrill and grill for 3 minutes and turn 45 degrees. Grill for an additional 2 minutes. Turn over and repeat process and grill until wings reach an internal temp of 165°F but no higher than 175°F.
  4. Remove from grill and place on appropriate platter. Sprinkle well with fresh chopped cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese.
  5. In a mixing bowl combine Cranberry sauce, chipotle paste and tequila. Mix till combined and serve on the side for dipping.

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