Sweet mango with a spicy jerk kick makes these wings into pure happiness that is perfect for game day and more.
By Jocelyn Delk Adams
Mango Jerk Wings will be made in large quantities in my home on game day.
Why are these mango jerk wings so exciting? Mango is refreshing, sweet, and indulgent. The flavor is explosive, but even better on wings. I love sweet wings with a kick. And jerk seasoning gives this wing dish the kick it needs.
Combining the sweet and the spicy is pretty much mandatory in a wing dish. Spicy, saucy, sweet happiness. The real test is if you break into a little happy dance when you taste a good wing.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ medium sized onion, chopped
- 1½ cups mango, sliced and cubed
- ¼ cup lime or lemon juice
- ⅔ cup mango nectar or orange juice
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1½ teaspoons allspice
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1½ pounds chicken wings, disjointed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add olive oil to pan then cook onion until tender.
- Next saute mango until tender.
- Add mango, lime or lemon juice and mango nectar or orange juice, brown sugar, honey and all spices to blender or food processor and grind until smooth. If it needs to thin a bit more, add a little bit more juice.
- Pour marinade into a large ziploc bag and submerge chicken in marinade. Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with non stick foil or parchment paper.
- Remove chicken from marinade and season on both sides.
- Bake chicken on first side for 15 minutes then turn over. For more flavor, feel free to baste chicken with marinade during cooking. Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until chicken is completely done, marinade is sticky on chicken and it is browned.