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Southwest Spiced Chicken Wings

Southwest Spiced Chicken Wings

Crispy oven-baked southwest spiced chicken wings marinated in homemade Southwest Seasoning Mix are a great addition to any party!  Serve with an Avocado Salsa Verde sauce to cool them down!

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Forget boring chicken wings, try these Southwest Spiced Chicken Wings!  Southwest Seasoning is like the big brother of taco seasoning. Kicked up a bit some more cayenne than usual, these wings will heat you up and the

Avocado Salsa Verde Sauce will cool you down and prepare you for the next one!

I have a collection of chicken wing recipes that I have shared with you.  Four Pepper Jelly Wings, Crispy Green Herb Chicken Wings, Orange Cashew Chicken Wings like your favorite Chinese Take Out, and a Peach Bourbon Chicken Wing that will blow your mind!  Make all of them and host a chicken wing party.

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Earlier this year, I released a Make Your Own Dip eBook with 10 dry dip mixes in it.  These were seasoning mixes that you can add to sour cream, cream cheese, yogurt, or a combination of these three and make a unique dip for a party!

Grab the eBook for now!

A secret to this book is that you use these mixes for marinades too!  Here is a prime example of the versatility of these seasoning mixes.  I used the leftover Southwest Seasoning Mix I had in my pantry for these wings, on a whim, and fell in love with it!  I might even try it on steak next.

If you haven’t had a chance to get this great eBook, click on the picture of the book and it will take you to it!

There are 10 tasty seasoning mixes to make and a few bulk recipes for my favorites like the Cajun and Ranch ones!  And these recipes are not posted on the blog.  You can only get them in the book.

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With all the heat from the Southwest Spiced Wings, you have to have a way to cool down.  Forget the blue cheese and ranch, just throw it out the window!  You will never go back after making this avocado salsa verde sauce.

It is also a versatile sauce that you can certainly use for chicken, shrimp, steak, and wings.  Your kids might also use it as their new dip for their chicken nuggets!

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Grab a ripe avocado, some salsa verde (I keep a jar of the organic kind in the fridge at all times to add to my eggs, chicken, and even my guacamole if I run out of chilies), and some sour cream.  This sauce comes together quickly and is so delicious!

If you want a recipe for a homemade salsa verde, check out this fabulous recipe from my friend Dini over at The Flavor Bender.  It is so yummy and I was sad when I didn’t have any on hand, or all the ingredients to make it when I made this sauce the first time.  

I have since used her recipe for this sauce but don’t feel bad if you grab a jar.  I love a shortcut just like everyone else!  We are all so busy these days!

These Southwest Spiced Chicken wings are perfect for your next party, or Mexican get-together, or just late-night snacking by yourself!  I have been known to get hungry late and eat these in my PJs standing in front of the fridge.  

No judging from me if you want to do the same!

Southwest Spiced Chicken Wings

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Crispy oven-baked Southwest Spiced chicken wings marinated in homemade Southwest Seasoning Mix are a great addition to any party! Serve with an Avocado Salsa Verde sauce to cool them down!

Ingredients

Chicken Wings

  • 1 pound chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Homemade Southwest Seasoning Mix
  • Avocado Salsa Verde Sauce

Avocado Salsa Verde Sauce

  • 1 avocado (ripe)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared salsa verde
  • 1 cup sour cream

Southwest Seasoning Mix

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

Make the Southwest Seasoning Mix

  1. Mix all the ingredients together for the Southwest Seasoning Mix.
  2. Store in an air-tight container until ready to use.

Prepare the Southwest Chicken Wings

  1. Combine chicken wings, olive oil, and homemade Southwest Seasoning Mix in a zip-top bag or storage container.
  2. Let marinate for at least an hour or overnight.

Cook the Southwest Chicken Wings

  1. When ready to cook the wings, preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Spread the wings on a baking sheet, covered with foil and a cooling grate.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  4. Remove wings from the oven and serve warm with the avocado salsa verde sauce.

Make the avocado salsa verde sauce

  1. Mash the ripe avocado with the salsa verde until mashed thoroughly.
  2. Add the sour cream and mix until combined.
  3. If needed add salt and pepper.

Notes

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Susan Steele

Saturday 30th of January 2021

Can you make these in an air fryer?

Jennifer

Monday 1st of February 2021

You sure can!Air fry at 390 degrees for 25-35 minutes flipping half way through

Andrea

Sunday 19th of August 2018

These look Fantastic! I was excited to see that they were oven baked and not fried.

McKenzie

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Thank you so much for sharing this. The sauces and seasoning sounds really yummy. I love how versatile wings are!

Anne

Thursday 28th of July 2016

This looks AMAZING!!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 8th of August 2016

Thank you!

Karly

Thursday 28th of July 2016

Yep, I'm officially drooling over here. These wings look INCREDIBLE! And that sauce!? I think I'd swim in it if I could. YUM!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 8th of August 2016

Thank you Karly!