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Mango Habanero Chicken Wings - Recipe
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Mango Habanero Chicken Wings – Recipe

These sweet and spicy chicken wings are tossed with a homemade mango-habanero sauce that you can whip together in no time. Here is the recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken wings, habanero, hot wings, recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 392kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE WINGS

  • 2 pounds chicken wings separated and wing tips removed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE MANGO HABANERO SAUCE

  • 1 ripe mango peeled and chopped
  • 6 habanero peppers chopped (use more or fewer, as desired)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice from 1 small lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions

  • Pat the wings as dry as you can get them. This will help with the crispiness.
  • Set the wings into a large bowl and season with baking powder, Cajun seasonings, flour, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Toss to get them nice and coated. The baking powder helps with the crispiness.
  • Heat oven to 250 degrees. Set the wings onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Increase oven heat to 425 degrees and bake another 30 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through and the skins are nice and crispy.
  • For the sauce, add the mango, habaneros, garlic, cayenne, vinegar, lime juice and a pinch of salt to a food processor. Process until nice and smooth.
  • Pour the sauce into a sauce pan with the honey and heat to medium-low, stirring frequently, until the sauce is warmed and the honey is incorporated, about 5 minutes or so.
  • Remove from heat and toss with the finished wings.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Heat Factor: Medium-Hot. You'll get some good heat with the habanero peppers, though the sweetness of the mango tempers it a bit.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1840IU | Vitamin C: 38.5mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2.2mg