Limoncello Chicken Wings

Marcos Limoncello Chicken Wings

I really enjoy trying to recreate dishes I’ve ordered at restaurants. Heather and I ordered Limoncello Chicken Wings as an appetizer over at Marcos Coal Fired Pizza in Inverness. After our first bite we said in unison “I’ll have to try and make these”.

Limoncello grilled chicken wings

The marinade is some sort of combination of Limoncello and herbs; rosemary, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes, some olive oil, lemon juice. The combo turns out a very flavorful wing. Since I don’t have a coal fired pizza oven like Marcos, I grilled these wings and we loved every bite. I just served them as a main course with a salad and risotto as sides.

Marcos Coal Fired Pizza Chicken Wings

Here’s the photo that I took with my phone at Marco’s. I wish I had referenced this for styling ideas. The wings are sprinkled with parsley and cooked onion and surrounded with toasted pizza dough wedges. If you’ve not been to Marcos, you should stop in for their pizza. Westword Magazine named them best pizza in Denver this year, and 5280 Magazine awarded them the same honor for 2012. Maybe it’s because they import Antico Molino Caputo ‘00’ flour, San Marzano tomatoes and their cheeses from Italy. They have two locations, one in Downtown Denver and the one we visited at Villagio in Inverness. Always a great atmosphere and always good food.

Mine were a bit more lemony than what I had at Marco’s, and that’s probably due to the few drops of Boyajian Pure Lemon Oil that I added to the marinade.  Here’s what I came up with for their Limoncello Chicken Wings.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Limoncello Chicken Wings
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
  • ⅛ t. pure lemon oil, or ¼ C. Lemon Juice
  • ¾ C. Limoncello
  • 1 t. Rosemary
  • 1 t. Oregano
  • 1 t. Thyme
  • ⅛ t. Red pepper flakes
  • sea salt
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 10 chicken wings which had been cut apart (20 pieces)
  1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a gallon Zip Lock Bag. Rinse and dry the chicken pieces and add them to the mixture. Marinate 4-8 hours. Remove wings from marinade and grill on medium high 6-8 minutes per side. I turned several times during cooking to insure even browning.

Limoncello Chicken Wings…It’s What’s for Dinner.

Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

On this day..

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Post to Twitter


  1. says

    They good and sound great and I’m becoming more of a lemon fan with every tangy recipe. You’ve posted much more than normal lately so I have to ask – did you quit your job?

  2. says

    Your plating looks fine to me … and the recipe looks great! Boyajian oils are excellent for infusing some serious flavor. I have a shelf of them in the pantry, yet I’ve never even considered jazzing up my wings, chicken or ribs with them. Thank you for the much-needed smack upside the head! :-)

  3. says

    This sounds great! First Ya-Ya’s and now Marco’s– you are making beautiful dishes that rival those on these restaurant menus.

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by and the comment. I really hope you check back in with a “nay or yay”. I’ll be anxious to hear what you thing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge