Spicy Mango Wings

Let’s all head to the islands and enjoy some delicious tropical-inspired wings! These spicy mango wings bring a little fruitiness, a little sweetness and as little or as much heat as you want! The sauce is the perfect consistency for wing-sticking enjoyment. I couldn’t find fresh habaneros in our market, so I used a good few shakes of habanero hot sauce instead. It hits my palate up front, then comes the fruity sweetness and all is good in the world again.

Spicy Mango Wings

Fresh ‘n Fruity. And Spicy.

I used frozen mango chunks when I made these spicy mango wings. They’re always in season! They’re easier to deal with than a fresh mango and always perfectly ripe. It’s nice to keep them on hand for recipes like this and anything else that calls for mango.

The sauce on these wings is also great on grilled or smoke ribs. Or slather it on grilled chicken.

Check out my always-growing list of over 100 homemade wing recipes, including sauces and seasonings!

Spicy Mango Wings
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Spicy Mango Wings

Delicious island-inspired hot wings!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruity, spicy
Servings: 6
Calories: 533kcal


For the wings

  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips saved to make stock

For the sauce

  • 1 medium mango skinned, cubed
  • 3 habanero peppers stems removed (or use habanero hot sauce, to taste)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey


For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients into a food process or blender. Process until smooth.
  • Transfer the mix to a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a slow simmer and continue simmering while stirring often until thickened.
  • Reduce heat and keep warm until ready to use. Stir before adding to wings.


Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate and will not include any store-bought wing sauce or seasoning nutritional values.