sticky chicken wings drumsticks

Sticky Chicken Wings & Drumsticks

Enjoy delicious Mexican food with this Sticky Chicken Wings & Drumsticks recipe from Old El Paso, perfect as a starter or as nibbles with your favourite dish.
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 5
Spice Level Mild
Ingredients 6

Ingredient List

  • 2 jars of Old El Paso™ Original Thick ‘n’ Chunky Mild Salsa
  • 1 packet of Old El Paso™ Spice Mix for Original Smoky BBQ Fajitas
  • 8 juicy chicken drumsticks
  • 8 succulent chicken wings
  • 3 tbsp of soft brown sugar
  • 1 tangy lime (grated zest and juice)


  1. Fire up the oven to 190ºC (170ºC for fan assisted ovens), gas mark 5.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the brown sugar, lime zest and juice, the smoky Spice Mix and the Thick ‘n’ Chunky Mild Salsa.
  3. Throw in the juicy chicken wings and drumsticks and coat them in the sweet and smoky salsa. If you have the time, leave them to marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours to help the flavours really infuse the chicken.
  4. Put the chicken into a large roasting tin and get in the pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes, occasionally turning and basting with the salsa, until it’s golden, sticky and thoroughly cooked.
  5. There’s no need for cutlery, wings are the ultimate finger food in El Paso, so pile up some napkins and let everyone dig in.