Birria Wings with Consome


Birria Wings with Consomé is a flavorful and trendy dish inspired by traditional Mexican birria. Here’s a recipe to make Birria Wings with Consomé:


For the Birria Wings:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup adobo sauce (from canned chipotle peppers)

For the Consomé:

  • Reserved cooking liquid from the birria wings
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Diced onions
  • Lime wedges
  • Warm corn tortillas


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Season the Wings:

  • In a large bowl, toss the chicken wings with vegetable oil, chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Make sure the wings are evenly coated.

3. Arrange and Bake:

  • Arrange the seasoned wings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking rack.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through and crispy.

4. Prepare the Birria Sauce:

  • While the wings are baking, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and diced onion and sauté until softened.
  • Stir in the beef or chicken broth, tomato sauce, and adobo sauce. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

5. Simmer the Birria Sauce:

  • Let the birria sauce simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed.

6. Remove Wings from Oven:

  • Once the wings are done baking, remove them from the oven.

7. Dip and Coat:

  • Dip the baked chicken wings into the birria sauce, ensuring they are fully coated.

8. Return to Oven:

  • Place the coated wings back on the baking sheet or rack.
  • Broil for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce on the wings begins to caramelize and darken slightly.

9. Serve:

  • Serve the birria wings hot with warm corn tortillas, chopped fresh cilantro, diced onions, and lime wedges on the side. These accompaniments can be used to build tacos or enjoy the wings with consomé.

10. Enjoy:

  • Don’t forget to serve the reserved cooking liquid (consomé) as a dipping sauce for extra flavor and a delightful birria experience.

These Birria Wings with Consomé are a delicious fusion of flavors and textures, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Enjoy!