Looking for something complex in flavor but easy to make? These sweet but spicy wings are sure to make your mouth water. Whether your making appetizers for a game, or just want a good reason to break out the grill and make something delicious; these are sure to impress.

Smoky Mango Habanero Planked Wings

Serving: 2-4

Suggested Plank: 14'' Cedar Plank Soaked for 1.5-2 Hours


  • 2 lbs of chicken wings or drumettes

  • 2 cups of mango nectar (can be found at a local grocer)

  • Any Habanero Sauce - Amount depends on how spicy you like your wings

  • 1 tbsp corn syrup (sugar works too)

  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Grill Set-Up:

Gas & Charcoal, preheat to 450° for ten minutes. Arrange fire for cooking on direct heat.


While the grill is preheating,

Put the mango nectar in a large pan and add the amount of habanero sauce you want. mix it up. should be a nice bright orange. put it on medium heat and let it simmer, stir intermittently and reduce to about 1/4 cup volume. Add corn syrup, cayenne sauce and melted butter. Mix. Toss your chicken wings in the sauce and place the chicken wings on the soaked plank. After the grill is pre-heated, place the plank with the wings directly over the coals. Set extra sauce aside.


Place plank on cooking grate and close lid. Cook on medium heat (350° to 450°) for 30 min. Keep a basting brush handy and dress the wings occasionally with the extra sauce. Flare-ups may occur, especially on gas grills, so keep squirt bottle handy to manage desired plank burn. Keep lid closed during cooking time as much as possible.

Everyone will love this delicious appetizer!