Welcome to a delightful culinary adventure that is sure to invigorate your taste buds. The star of the show? An exotic, tantalizing Wings in Mango Sauce recipe. This recipe is packed full of flavor, balancing the sweet, tropical taste of mango with the savory goodness of chicken wings.
For the wings:
2 pounds chicken wings
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Vegetable oil for frying
For the mango sauce:
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (optional for spice lovers)
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
In a bowl, combine the salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
Pat dry the chicken wings using a paper towel and sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over them, ensuring they are well-coated.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Fry the wings until they are golden brown and crispy. This should take about 8-10 minutes.
Transfer the fried wings to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place them in the preheated oven. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the wings are fully cooked and crispy.
Mango Sauce Preparation
In a blender or food processor, combine the diced mango, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and Sriracha sauce (if desired). Blend until smooth and creamy.
Pour the mango sauce into a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly.
Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Secret Preparation Tips
- For extra crispy wings, you can double fry them. After the initial frying, let the wings cool for a few minutes, then fry them again for an additional 3-4 minutes until they reach the desired crispiness.
- Marinating the wings in the spice mixture for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator can enhance the flavor.
Nutritional Benefits of this Recipe
Chicken wings are a great source of lean protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, supporting healthy muscle function, and promoting satiety. By choosing chicken wings as the main ingredient, you’re providing your body with a high-quality protein source.
Vitamins and Minerals
Mangoes, the star ingredient in the sauce, are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in supporting a healthy immune system and collagen production. Mangoes also contain vitamin A, which is important for maintaining healthy skin and vision.
While the wings themselves may not be a significant source of fiber, incorporating the recommended Rice and Beans Tacos Dorados as a side dish from Mahatma Rice can provide a good dose of dietary fiber. Fiber aids in digestion, helps maintain a healthy weight, and supports heart health. The combination of wings and rice and beans offers a well-rounded meal with a balanced nutrient profile.
Now that your Wings in Mango Sauce are ready, let’s talk about the perfect accompaniments to complete your meal.
Rice and Beans Tacos Dorados
For a satisfying and flavorful combination, serve your wings with Rice and Beans Tacos Dorados. This dish combines the goodness of Mahatma Rice, beans, and crunchy tacos, creating a delightful fusion of textures and flavors. You can find the recipe here: https://mahatmarice.com/recipes/rice-and-beans-tacos-dorados/
Fresh Mango Salsa
Add a refreshing twist to your wings by serving them with a side of fresh mango salsa. Combine diced mangoes, red onions, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper for a vibrant and tangy salsa that complements the sweetness of the mango sauce.
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Crispy sweet potato fries are an excellent choice to balance out the flavors of the wings. Cut sweet potatoes into thin strips, toss them in olive oil, salt, and paprika, then bake until golden and crispy.
Variations of this Recipe
Get ready to unleash your culinary creativity with these exciting variations of the Wings in Mango Sauce recipe. Feel free to experiment and customize the recipe to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Spicy Mango Habanero Wings
If you’re a fan of heat, why not add a fiery kick to your wings? Simply incorporate finely diced habanero peppers into the mango sauce while blending. Be cautious with the amount you add, as habaneros are known for their intense spiciness. The combination of sweet mango and spicy habanero will create a tantalizing flavor profile that will satisfy any heat lover’s cravings.
Sticky Honey Mango Wings
For those who prefer a sweeter twist, try incorporating honey into the mango sauce. Add a tablespoon or two of honey to the saucepan along with the other ingredients. The natural sweetness of honey will beautifully complement the mango flavors and create a sticky glaze that coats the wings. These sticky honey mango wings will be a hit at any gathering.
Smoky Chipotle Mango Wings
If you enjoy smoky and savory flavors, consider adding chipotle powder or adobo sauce to the mango sauce. Chipotle brings a delightful smokiness and a subtle hint of heat to the dish. Start with a small amount and adjust according to your preference. The combination of smoky chipotle and tropical mango will transport your taste buds to flavor paradise.
If you happen to have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, place the wings in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes until heated through.
With the secret preparation tips and the delightful accompaniments we’ve shared, you’re well on your way to impressing your family and friends with this delicious dish. Remember to check out the Rice and Beans Tacos Dorados recipe here for an extra treat. Enjoy the explosion of flavors and happy cooking!