Colombian-Style Chicken Wings with Cilantro and Mint Sauce

by Erica Dinho on January 6, 2012

Colombian Style Chicken Wings

These baked Colombian-Style Chicken Wings are fantastic and the perfect snack when watching a football game or a good movie. They are simple to make and will make your house smell amazing!

Buen provecho!



  • Wings:
  • 2 dozen chicken wings, rinsed and patted dry
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup beer
  • 5 scallions, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Cilantro sauce

  • 1/2 cup scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 cups cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Alitas de Pollo Colombianas


  1. Place the vegetable oil, beer, scallions, garlic, cumin and onion in the blender and blend until smooth consistency.
  2. Season the chicken wings with salt and pepper. Place the wings in a bowl and add the marinade on top. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Marinade for Chicken Wings

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Lay the wings in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until the skin gets crispy and the wings are cooked through.
  6. Baked Chicken Wings

  7. Meanwhile, place all the cilantro sauce ingredients in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  8. Transfer the wings to a serving plate and serve with cilantro sauce on the side.
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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Francijoe January 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Can you skip the mint?This looks wonderful!


2 Erica January 6, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Francijoe- Omit the mint or replace it with parsley or basil.


3 Francijoe January 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Thank you, I dont like the mint here in Cali. its just so small!!!


4 Belinda @zomppa January 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM

That scallion-cilantro sauce looks so good. I’m so sad I don’t have any.


5 Swapna Raghu Sanand January 7, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Wow, that looks so delicious and the flavors of mint and coriander will make it even more yummy.


6 Joanne January 7, 2012 at 7:59 AM

I love the sound of that sauce! I’m pretty sure I could just eat that with a spoon and be pretty happy


7 A Canadian Foodie January 7, 2012 at 9:41 AM

What a beautiful recipe: simple to make (relatively), looks stunning and sounds delicious!!! Can you suggest a substitute for the cumin. I love it. V doesn’t…


8 Chris January 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I bet that these would absolutely rock on a grill too.


9 norma January 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Greta marinade and they look perfectly cooked. I am with Chris imagine them being cooked on a grill.


10 tinytearoom January 9, 2012 at 4:02 AM

this would be an awesome alternative to deepfried wings. I love the all the fresh herbs and citrus flavours


11 grace January 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

that sauce is amazing, erica!


12 Claudia January 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM

These are a beauty, Erica! And healthier than the American counterparts. Keeping this for a Sunday afternoon.


13 January 11, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I imagine that sauce would be PERFECT! Thanks for an awesome recipe.


14 Kim January 12, 2012 at 8:12 AM

I can’t believe these wings were baked. They look so fantastic (and I’m loving all that garlic in the recipe too).


15 Erica January 23, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments!


16 Liz February 28, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I’m making these tonight. They are marinating while I am at work. So excited to try them with this sauce!


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