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Mango Habanero Chicken Wings

Mango Habanero Chicken Wings

Get a taste of these sweet and spicy mango habanero chicken wings! They're baked (not fried!) and gluten-free! Perfect as an appetizer to share or to snack!

  • 1.5 lbs chicken wing drummettes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup diced ripe mango about 6 oz
  • 1 habanero pepper stem removed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free tamari or soy sauce if not gluten-free
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp honey add more depending on how ripe your mango is
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water mixed together in a bowl*
  • Preheat oven at 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the chicken with salt, pepper and oil. Bake at 400F for 30-35 minutes, until cooked through and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F. 
  • While the chicken is baking, make the sauce. To make the sauce, add 1 cup water, tamari, habanero pepper and mango to a food processor. Blend until smooth. 
  • Place in a small pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add ginger, garlic powder and honey. Bring down heat to medium low. 
  • Add the cornstarch and water slurry into the pot and stir until it thickens. Let cook for 5-10 minutes, until sauce is thick and warm. Keep warm while the chicken is cooking.
  • When the chicken is cooked through, turn the oven to broil. Broil the chicken for 5 minutes until crispy. 
  • Then remove from the oven and brush the chicken with the sauce (directions for the sauce below). 
  • Broil for another 3-5 minutes, until sticky and delicious looking.

Recipe adapted from this site