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Grilled Chipotle-Mango Wings

If you love sweet and spicy flavors on your chicken wings, then these Grilled Chipotle-Mango Wings are for you! The sweetness of the mango pairs so nicely with the heat of chipotle powder, and you can ramp up the heat as spicy as you like! Super easy and with a touch of char from the grill, these wings are anything but ordinary!

Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings on a white platter with mango slices.

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Grilled wings are the best thing since…ever! Why fry or bake your wings when you can grill them! A touch of char puts these wings over the top with flavor, and you’re sure to delight all your family and guests with these saucy, sweet and spicy wings!

I love grilling wings. You can load up the whole grill and make enough for everyone all at once or share the grill with other tasty eats.

Cook the wings low and slow for the best flavor, and to control flareups. As they cook, you can get the sauce ready so that all you have to do is toss the wings in the sauce and then serve!

Ready for a flavor explosion? Make these Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings today!

A top-down shot of Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings.

What You’ll Love About Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings


  • A perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors.
  • Tender, juicy spicy mango chicken wings with a smoky grilled taste.
  • An irresistible mango glaze that’s both fruity and tangy.
  • It’s a versatile dish that’s great for parties, barbecues, or a weeknight dinner.
  • Simple ingredients and easy preparation make it a go-to recipe for any occasion.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken wings
  • Brown sugar
  • Chipotle powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground mustard powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mango
  • Apple cider

How to Make Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings

  1. Combine the brown sugar, chipotle powder, smoked paprika, ground mustard powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Toss the chicken wings in this flavorful dry rub, ensuring they are well coated. Let them marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Peel the mango and cut it into halves. Toss the mango halves in brown sugar. Place them on the preheated grill and let them cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until they become beautifully caramelized.
  5. Transfer the mango to a blender or food processor. Add the apple cider and blend until you achieve a smooth sauce. If needed, add 1-2 tablespoons of water to reach your desired sauce consistency.
  6. Place the marinated chicken wings on the grill over medium-high heat. Grill them until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C), ensuring they are cooked thoroughly and have that delicious grilled crust. This usually takes about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally for even cooking.
  7. Drizzle the luscious mango sauce generously over the grilled wings and serve the extra on the side for dipping.
  8. Enjoy!
Smoked Mango Chipotle Wings on a white plate.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • For extra heat, increase the amount of chipotle powder in the dry rub.
  • Use fresh mango when it’s in season for the best flavor, but you can also use frozen mango in a pinch.
  • Don’t skip marinating the wings; it enhances their flavor and tenderness.
  • If you don’t have apple cider, you can substitute it with apple juice.

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Make It A Meal

Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings are perfect as the star of your meal. Pair them with Grilled Elote Corn Ribs or Grilled Veggies for a complete and satisfying dinner. This dish also makes an excellent appetizer for parties, so consider serving them alongside other grilled favorites like burgers and hotdogs.

Storage

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the oven to maintain their crispy texture. These wings are so delicious that you might find yourself making a double batch next time!

Step By Step Process

Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings on a white platter with mango slices.

Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings

Chef Jenn
Sweet and spicy flavors combine with a kiss of smoke from the grill with these delicious Grilled Mango-Chipotle Wings!
5 from 41 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken wings split, tips discarded

For The Rub

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Glaze

  • 1 mango peeled and cut from the seed
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Combine the brown sugar, chipotle powder, smoked paprika, ground mustard powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Toss the chicken wings in this flavorful dry rub, ensuring they are well coated. Let them marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Peel the mango and cut it into halves. Toss the mango halves in brown sugar. Place them on the preheated grill and let them cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until they become beautifully caramelized.
  • Transfer the mango to a blender or food processor. Add the apple cider and blend until you achieve a smooth sauce. If needed, add 1-2 tablespoons of water to reach your desired sauce consistency.
  • Place the marinated chicken wings on the grill over medium-high heat. Grill them until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C), ensuring they are cooked thoroughly and have that delicious grilled crust. This usually takes about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally for even cooking.
  • Drizzle the luscious mango sauce generously over the grilled wings and serve the extra on the side for dipping.
  • Seve and enjoy!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips:
  • For extra heat, increase the amount of chipotle powder in the dry rub.
  • Use fresh mango when it’s in season for the best flavor, but you can also use frozen mango in a pinch.
  • Don’t skip marinating the wings; it enhances their flavor and tenderness.
  • If you don’t have apple cider, you can substitute it with apple juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5poundsCalories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 16gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 483mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1662IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken wings, grilled wings, mango
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