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Mango habanero wings

Mango Habanero Chicken Wings Recipe

This is my favorite chicken wing recipe because it is a combination of sweet, fresh mango and spicy, earthy habanero. The flavors get perfectly balanced with the addition of lime and honey, so be sure not to skip that part!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Bowls
  • Baking sheets
  • Pan


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups vinegar white
  • 1 cup flour all purpose
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 mango
  • 3 habanero peppers
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 lime
  • To taste salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Add chicken wings, water, and vinegar to bowl, mix for a minute, and drain.
  • Combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, and chili powder to bowl. Coat each wing in flour mixture and place on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the wings are about halfway cooked through. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • Peel and dice mango. Trim habanero peppers. Add both to food processor and puree.
  • Add honey and pureed mixture to pan over low to medium heat and cook until simmering. Remove from heat, place in large bowl, add lime juice and salt, and set aside to cool.
  • Add wings to sauce and coat evenly, then place back on baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until wings are crispy. Enjoy!



  • Cleaning the chicken in the first step is optional, but recommended!
  • If you don't have any white vinegar, you can also use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
  • If you don't have any habanero peppers, you can use jalapeno or serrano peppers.
  • Coat the chicken wings in the flour individually. It makes it so much easier to get a consistent coating.