Updated: Oct 27, 2020
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No bats were harmed in the making of this dish but I can't say the same for chickens. These wings are not only delicious but, with the help of some food coloring, look like a real bat wing. They are crispy and saucy as well. Don't worry they won't stain your mouth and teeth.
Let's get started!!
Preheat the oven to 450℉. In order to give these wings the "wing" effect, three-segment chicken wings are going to be the best choice. In a bowl mix together the baking powder and a little bit of the chili lime seasoning. Lightly dust this onto the wings. Add more chili lime seasoning if desired. The seasoning I used can be found here: https://amzn.to/2FU5XxB
Bake the wings for 30 minutes making sure to flip the wings halfway through. During the last 3 minutes of baking, change them over to the broiler to get them really crispy. Let them cool for a few minutes. Next pat them dry with a paper towel. This step is very important because the oils from the chicken can mess up the flavors built up in the sauce. Feel free to add more chili lime seasoning if desired.
Speaking of the sauce, while the wings bake we can make the wing sauce. Combine the juices, agave, tequila (the alcohol will cook off) and the food coloring. Cook it on medium high heat until it gets to a light boil, stirring occasionally. Bring it down to a simmer for about 15 minutes, still stirring occasionally. Now we're going to add in what's called a slurry. A slurry is a one part corn starch one part water mixture that's used to thicken sauces. Add it in a tablespoon at a time until your desired thickness is achieved. (it took me about 3 tablespoons to get to this level).
Put the sauce into a bowl. One at a time, coat the wings with the sauce by dipping them in until completely covered. Tongs are a great help with this process so your hands don't get covered in the dye. Now you're ready to enjoy a tasty and festive treat. Enjoy!!