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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!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 wings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 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*)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*To make the slurry, mix together cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until no clumps of cornstarch remain. This will be the thickener for the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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