Mango Habanero Sauce for Wings

Written by Mike Futia | Updated November 6, 2023

This mango habanero sauce has quickly become one of my go-to sauces for our smoked mango habanero wings

It's sweet, spicy, and you can whip it up in under 15 minutes.

mango habanero sauce

Mango Habanero Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango juice. You can use fresh mangos, but you can't beat the convenience of mango juice.
  • 2 habanero peppers. You can use either orange or green habaneros—just be sure to remove the seeds, unless you like your wings really spicy. 
  • 3 cloves garlic. Use a garlic press or knife to mince the garlic.
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar. For a little tangy acidity to complement the sweetness of the mango juice and spiciness of the habaneros. 
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika. To add a little smokiness and added heat.
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup. For a mild, sweet pepper flavor.
  • 1/2 stick of butter. For a creamy richness to add to the sauce.

Mango Habanero Sauce Recipe Instructions

mango habanero sauce

1. Add ingredients to blender

Add the mango juice, diced habaneros, garlic, white wine vinegar, chipotle powder, and maple syrup to a blender. Blend on medium-strength for two minutes, or until ingredients are well-combined. 

2. Heat ingredients on stovetop

Pour the ingredients from the blender into a small saucepan, and heat over medium-heat on your stovetop for about 15 minutes. 

3. Add butter

Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add the butter. Stir in the butter until it melts completely. 

4. Serve immediately

Serve the mango habanero sauce immediately over smoked wings, or store it in an airtight container for up to a week.

Mango Habanero Sauce Tips & Tricks

mango habanero sauce

First time making mango habanero sauce? Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Sub Fresh Mango

If you have the extra time, you can definitely sub-in fresh mango instead of mango juice. Just make sure to dice it into small cubes before adding it to the blender. 2-3 ripe mangos should be enough.

Adjust the Amount of Habaneros

This recipe calls for just two habanero peppers, and to be honest, it's not really that spicy. If you like your sauces (and wings) with an extra kick, don't be afraid to use 4-5 habaneros. Or, if you like things really spicy, you can also leave the seeds in.

mango habanero sauce

Mango Habanero Sauce

This mango habanero sauce has quickly become one of my go-to sauces for smoked chicken wings. It's sweet, spicy, and you can whip it up in under 15 minutes.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Sauce
Servings 4
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1 cup mango juice
  • 2 habanero peppers diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 stick butter


  • Add ingredients—except butter—to blender and blend well
  • Heat blended ingredients on stovetop for 15 minutes
  • Remove from heat and add butter, stir until melted
  • Serve immediately


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 0.3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 599IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 0.3mg
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Mike Futia

Hello, I'm Mike Futia, a passionate griller and BBQ enthusiast. I'm the creator of Grill Frenzy, and I'm committed to sharing my knowledge of grilling and smoking with you. I believe that BBQ and grilling should be accessible to everyone. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, I'm here to guide you on your grilling journey. Welcome!


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