Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing

Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing - Just the right combo for when you get a hankering for eating something a little spicy, zesty, and smokey tasting all at the same time...
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Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing

Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing

Delicious and tasty crowd-pleasing wings at home are particularly easy to do when you’re fixing them on the grill. And, for fantastic flavor, it doesn’t get any tastier than when you top the grilled wings with cool and creamy avocado jalapeno dressing.

Whether you’re making these Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing as an appetizer, or for your dinner’s main course, you’ll be amazed by the super flavor these Southwestern-style wings, and this slightly spicy Avocado Jalapeno Dressing brings to the table.

One of our family’s go-to ways to fix wings especially when we know we’re going to be short on time later in the day is to prepare and marinade the wings ahead of time.

Just a few hours in the refrigerator will deepen and enhance the flavor when you’re ready to grill. Actual grilling time only takes a short 30 minutes for these Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings. 

If you’re like me, sometimes you get a hankering for eating something a little spicy, zesty, and smokey tasting all at the same time. Pair those qualities with grilled chicken wings and cool and creamy dressing, and you’ll hear me chanting winner, winner chicken dinner!

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We’re huge fans of avocados and jalapenos at our house, so incorporating them into our meals whenever possible seems natural for me. And, because my dear hubby is a sauce fanatic, I’d never dream of putting wings on the table without serving a sauce or dressing to go with them.

Hence, my ongoing challenge to get creative with saucy ideas. This seemed like the perfect recipe for giving this combination a try.

Be sure to get this dressing mixed up and ready ahead of time, so that it gets nice and cold before you serve it. The simple ingredients mix up quick and easy. And, I have to admit that the outcome was even better than I’d initially expected. Who would’ve known?

You’ll find that in this recipe for Avocado Jalapeno Dressing, the creamy avocado blends easily with the mayo and yogurt. The flesh of the pepper adds just a bit of zippiness, and the balance of spice and flavors combine perfectly with the southwestern seasoning for the grilled wings.

Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing
From sports bars to tailgate parties, entertaining friends to serving movie-night snacks, there’s no arguing that wings are an all-time favorite finger-licking, lip-smacking food to be prepared and enjoyed in countless ways.

A few other ideas for Avocado Jalapeno dressing...

Once we tried this Avocado Jalapeno Dressing we got excited about all the other ways we could use it.

Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

  • Taco Salads
  • Burrito Bowls
  • Slather on a Sandwich or in a Wrap

WOW! I’m getting hungry just thinking about all of the possibilities.

What can I say, this Avocado Jalapeno Dressing is five-star all the way!

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Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings

Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing

Spicy Southwestern Grilled Wings with Avocado Jalapeno Dressing - Just the right combo for when you get a hankering for eating something a little spicy, zesty, and smokey tasting all at the same time...
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Course: Dinner, entree, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, South of the Border
Keyword: avocado, chicken wings, jalapeno, lime
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Marinade time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 723kcal


  • Gallon zipper bag
  • Grill or grill pan
  • small mixing bowl
  • whisk


  • 2 1/2 pounds Chicken Wings* wing tips removed
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Achiote Chili Rub
  • 1 tablespoon Green Salsa Verde
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

For the Dressing

  • 1 ripe Avocado removed from skin and pitted
  • 1 Jalapeno raw, stem and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek-Style Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 2% Milk**
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Achiote Chili Rub
  • 1 teaspoon Southwestern Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • dash Cayenne Pepper


For the Wings

  • In a large resealable zipper bag combine oil, vinegar, seasoning, salsa Verde, salt, and pepper. Close bag and toss lightly to combine the ingredients.
  • Add chicken to marinade, seal bag and turn to coat the wings.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to two hours before grilling. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Grill over medium-high heat 20 to 30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to brown and crisp the skin. The internal temperature of the wings should reach 165ºF when done.

For the Dressing

  • Add avocado, jalapeno, mayonnaise, yogurt, and milk in a small blender or blender jar. Pulse until blended and smooth.
  • Pour mixture into a small bowl, whisk in lime juice, seasoning and spice. Refrigerate until needed.


*According to the USDA, the average uncooked whole chicken wing weighs 102 grams (or 3.5 ounces). For an average person’s appetite for actual chicken meat per serving (six-ounce serving), you’ll need approximately five to six whole chicken wings. Looking to buy enough for a party? You might find this How Many Chicken Wings to Buy Calculator handy.
**For a thinner dressing add more milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.

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