Super Spicy Mango Habanero Chicken Wings

Super Spicy Mango Habanero Chicken Wings

Super Spicy Mango Habanero Chicken Wings


Homemade Mango Habanero Hot Sauce!

These Super Spicy Mango Habanero Wings are not for the faint hearted! Super crispy wings smothered in a fiery hot and fruity sauce. The wing sauce is made from my homemade mango habanero hot sauce. Super fruity but super spicy wings that are finger licking good!

mango habanero wings

Wing Wednesday!

Welcome to this new and ongoing series – Wing Wednesday! I am a huge chicken wing fan and hope you are too because I have so many flavours to share with you!!! I will be posting a new wing recipe every Wednesday until further notice! Yep, you heard that right – I will be posting WINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 😉

If you are a wing lover you will love these Mango Habanero Wings! Wing lovers be sure to check out my other chicken wing recipes!

Lemon Pepper Wings! are one of my favourites, my recipe includes a homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning!!!

What wings do you want to see next week? Let me know in the comments 🙂

mango habanero wings

What do i need?

You will need all of the delicious ingredients below to make a super sweet and spicy hot sauce:

  • Alphonso Mangos – This variety of mango is one of the most expensive varieties and hails from India. These mangos are super sweet. They are juicy and have a rich orange coloured flesh perfect for eating, smoothies or cooking with. Anytime I am cooking with mango I will use these sweet mangos. Sometimes known as Pakistani mangos.
  • Sweet Navel or Valencia Oranges – The hot sauce needs a little citrus hit which we will get by adding some freshly squeezed orange juice and lime juice. Valencia oranges are sweet and are best for juicing but navel oranges will also work well and add the acidity and sweetness needed.
  • Habanero Chillies – These chillies are the star of the show and where the hot sauce gets its serious spice from. Habaneros are a very hot chilli and not for the faint hearted. You can also use scotch bonnet which is slightly less spicy but still at pretty much the same level of the Scoville scale.
  • Ginger and Garlic – A match made in heaven these two ingredients merry with each other so well. Adding tang and subtle savoury notes to the hot sauce.

Chilli Facts!

  • Habaneros – This spicy chilli is 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units.
    • This hot chilli is a South American chilli that comes from Mexico.
    • It used to be one of the hottest chillies in the world!
    • It has a distinct fruity and smoky flavour.
    • There are multiple different habanero varieties like chocolate habaneros!
  • Scotch Bonnet – This spicy chilli also ranks highly on the scoville scale!
    • This scotch bonnet originates from the Caribbean.
    • Spice levels are at 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units!
    • This chilli is 12-14 times hotter than a jalapeno – watch out!
    • The flavours are earthy, sweet, fruity and tropical and why the chilli is so popular to cook with.

Head to to learn more about chillies!

Homemade Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

This Mango Habanero Hot Sauce is seriously spicy and not for the faint hearted. As a spicy food lover most of the time I cook with chilli and don’t really need or use hot sauce but I make an exception for chilli oil and this hot sauce! Eating out as a spicy food fan can sometimes be a pain so ……Yes, I carry hot sauce in my bag….swag. Sorry there was no way I could finish that sentence another way!

This hot sauce is sweet and super spicy. It is perfect as a hot sauce on anything. I mostly use it to add flavour to sauces or to make sauces like the one in this wing recipe!

mango habanero wings

How to Make Homemade Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

  1. To a blender add 1 cup of mango nectar, 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, juice of 1 lime, 3 garlic cloves, thumb size piece of ginger and 4 washed and deseeded habaneros or scotch bonnet (see notes above).
  2. Blend until completely smooth and then pour into a saucepan and turn heat to low. Leave and allow to come to a slow simmer.
  3. When simmering add 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons honey, salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Stir and leave on low for another 15 minutes or until colour has darkened slightly and it tastes amazing.
  4. Turn off heat and leave to completely cool before transferring into an airtight container.
lime and orange

How Long Does Homemade Mango Habanero Hot Sauce Last?

The hot sauce should be kept in a clean/sterilised glass jar or bottle. Store in a cold fridge. The hot sauce should last up to a month due to the vinegar and citrus content acting as preservatives.

Tips & Tricks

  • Wash your chicken and dry thoroughly before adding the flour coating. The dryer the chicken wings are, the crispier the results will be.
  • Bake your wings on a rack over a baking tray lined with baking paper to catch the oil. This also helps the wings crisp up properly all over and not just on the top.
  • Use a light coating of corn flour and baking powder for even more crisp. If you love crispy wings use this technique for added crunch.
  • If you are watching calories miss out the flour coating and season the wings with the same seasonings in the recipe card below and bake for 30-40 minutes – or until crispy.
  • You can also fry the wings if you love the fried wing taste. This is also the quicker way to make the wings. Simply fry in neutral oil (like the one below) pre-heated to 180C for 8-10 minutes. Don’t overcrowd the pot and fry no more than 10 at a time in a deep pot or deep fryer.
baked chicken wings

FlavOil – High Oleic Sunflower Oil

When I fry my chicken wings I use one of my new favourite oils, I recently discovered on instagram. Flavoil is a high oleic sunflower oil perfect for cooking and marinades.

Flavoil provides the perfect frying oil. A less calorific and much lighter oil which is odourless and almost tasteless.

Flavoil are currently doing a buy one get one free deal and you can use my code to get yourself 10% off on top!

Use my special code “HOSO29” using this link to order your first bottle today with a 10% discount. If you are looking for a lighter great cooking oil you will love Flavoil! I for one will be buying their amazing cooking oil for all my frying recipes.

Serving Suggestions –

Chicken Wings are great for parties, movie nights and even a low carb snack. I love making chicken wings when I am on a diet. Just leave out the flours and you have a delicious and keto friendly snack! These Mango Habanero Wings are for sure in my top wing flavours!

I love wings and could eat them all day everyday! Which is funny because I’m not a huge chicken fan but wings have my heart!

Looking for more Chicken Wings? Check out my favourites:

Do you love wings? What’s your favourite flavour? Let me know in the comments!

Super Spicy Mango Habanero Chicken Wings

These spicy wings are not for the faint hearted! Super fruity but super spicy wings – finger licking good!
Servings 20 wings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Baking rack and tray
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Metal bowl
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Silicone spatula


Homemade Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

  • 1 cup alphonso mango
  • 4 habaneros read notes
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • thumb size piece ginger
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika

Chicken Wings

  • 20 chicken wings flat and drum
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt

Mango Habanero Wing Sauce

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp mango habanero hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


Homemade Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

  • To a blender add the mango nectar, fresh orange juice, lime juice, garlic, ginger and habaneros – see note about the seeds.
  • Blend until completely smooth and then pour into a saucepan and turn heat to low. Leave and allow to come to a slow simmer.
  • When simmering add the vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Stir and leave on low for about 15 minutes or until the colour has darkened and the texture has changed.
  • Turn off the heat and leave to completely cool before transferring into an airtight glass container.

Chicken Wings

  • In a bowl add cornstarch, baking powder and the chicken wing seasonings and stir everything together.
  • Add the flour mix to the wings and mix well. Place the wings on a baking rack sitting in a baking tray.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 45 minutes for extra crispy delicious wings.

Mango Habanero Wing Sauce

  • In a frying pan on medium heat add the butter and melt halfway, add the mango habanero hot sauce, orange and lime juice and stir until combined and smooth.
  • Finally add the honey, salt and pepper while stirring. When completely combined and smooth turn off heat.
  • Once the wings are done add to a metal bowl add the wing sauce and toss until coated.


  • I love spice and chillis and can tolerate high levels of spice. I have used 4 scotch bonnet for this recipe. 
  • Please use only 1-2 if you like spice but not at super spicy levels. 
  • Just be mindful of how hot habaneros and scotch bonnet chillies are and use the right amount for your taste.
  • Additionally, definitely remove the seeds if you cant take hardcore spice. I deseeded 3 chillis fully and left 1 with seeds in for extra kick!
  • Leave a comment if you are stuck on how many to use – I would love to help!
  • Spray the baking rack with a neutral oil before placing the wings on the rack.
  • Season the wings and sauce to your taste you can always adjust the sauce just give it a try.
Author: Daniel Devereux
Cost: £7
Course: Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Keyword: Chicken, Party food, Sauce, Sides, Tropical, Wings

Did you Make These Mango Habanero Wings?

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