Mango Jerk Wings

This Mango Jerk Wings recipe pairs a nuanced jerk flavor with the tropical sweetness of mangoes. You will never make wings another way again!

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Mango Jerk Chicken Wings garnished with parsley and ready to serve on a white plate
Super Bowl Sunday is coming soon y’all, and honestly the only thing that has me excited is this recipe. Mango Jerk Wings will be made in large quantities in my home on game day. Once you try them, you’ll truly become addicted.

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil & Chopped Onion: A dynamic duo to kickstart the flavor party – sautéing the onion in olive oil unlocks its sweetness.
  • Mango Madness: Fresh mango slices and cubes for that tropical, fruity twist.
  • Citrus Splash: A pour of lime or lemon juice, adding a zing that balances the mango’s sweetness.
  • Juice It Up: Mango nectar or orange juice – either way, you’re infusing these wings with fruity fun.
  • Sweetness Galore: Brown sugar and honey team up to glaze these wings in sticky, sweet deliciousness.
  • Spice Parade: Allspice, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne, nutmeg, cloves, and garlic powder – this spice squad brings the heat, the sweet, and everything in between.
  • Chicken Wings: The main event, ready to be transformed by the marinade into something unforgettable.
  • Salt and Pepper: The classic finish, because sometimes simple is just perfect.

How to Make Mango Jerk Wings

  • 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 with remaining salt and pepper.
  • 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.
An overhead shot of jerk chicken wings baked to perfection with wonderful spice

How to Store and Reheat

To keep your Mango Jerk Wings tasting fresh, let them cool down, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready for a flavorful encore, reheat them in the oven at 375°F for about 10-15 minutes, or until they’re heated through and the skin gets crispy again. This method helps to maintain their juicy goodness and that irresistible jerk spice kick!

How to Serve

  • Southern Macaroni and Cheese: The creamy, cheesy goodness of this classic mac and cheese makes a comforting counterpoint to the spicy kick of the wings.
  • Southern Collard Greens: Add a touch of Southern charm with these flavorful greens. They bring a hearty, earthy balance to the meal.
  • Jollof Rice: This vibrant, spiced rice dish not only matches the wings in boldness but also adds a delightful global twist to your plate.
  • Jiffy Cornbread: A slice of sweet, buttery cornbread works wonders in mopping up those delicious jerk flavors.

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Mango Jerk Wings

This Mango Jerk Wings recipe pairs a nuanced jerk flavor with the tropical sweetness of mangoes. You will never make wings another way again!
3.48 from 17 votes
Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mango sliced and cubed
  • 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup mango nectar or orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings disjointed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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 with remaining salt and pepper.
  • 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.

Notes

Allow the chicken to marinate in the jerk sauce for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. 
To keep your Mango Jerk Wings tasting fresh, let them cool down, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready for a flavorful encore, reheat them in the oven at 375°F for about 10-15 minutes, or until they’re heated through and the skin gets crispy again. This method helps to maintain their juicy goodness and that irresistible jerk spice kick!

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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Filed Under:  Appetizers, Caribbean Recipes, Chicken, Dinner, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Oven, Super Bowl and Game Day Party

Comments

  1. I’ve never thought to put mango and jerk sauce together, but they sound soo good together. These wings are making my mouth water!

  2. Ahahaha I’m laughing at the mental image of your dance 😉 These wings look PERFECT! Love sweet and salty, especially on wings.

  3. I love that mango spiced coating! What a refreshing, tropical and delicious dish these wings are… perfect for the summer here now in Australia!

    1. Gosh I sooo wish it was summer here Thalia. I would put these on the grill.

  4. You go girl! I am LOVING this flavor combination on these wings!! And I am also having a Super Bowl party, so I just might have to put these on the menu! So yummy!

  5. I was told to check out your blog and then i saw this recipe on FG. Love the flavor combination.

    1. Hooray I am so glad someone gave you the referral. I always appreciate that. Thank you so much!

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