O....M...G!!! To celebrate this month’s Candle Of The Month promotion (Habanero Sweet Jam) I am going to share with you a mouth watering recipe that is bursting with unique flavor. These are the perfect game day snack, your husband’s friends are going to rave about your chicken wings. And the best part is they are baked and not fried, they still have that crispiness that we all love without all the extra fatty oils. SO let’s get right into it.
What you’ll need:
- 1.5 lbs chicken wings
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 c diced ripe mango
- 1 habanero pepper (stem removed)
- 1 c water
- ¼ soy sauce or tamari
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp honey (may need more depending on how ripe your mango is)
- 1 green onion
- 2 tbsp cornstarch + ¼ c cold water (mixed together in a bowl - NO CLUMPS)
Yes, those are a lot of ingredients but don't let them intimidate you, this recipe is easy as 1, 2 and 3.
First things first, preheat your oven for 400°F and line a baking sheet with tin foil, toss chicken with salt, pepper and oil then bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temp of 160°F.
Next, while the chicken is baking you will need to make your sauce, so add 1 cup of water, your soy sauce or tamari, habanero pepper and mango to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. (If you like extra spice use 2 habanero peppers.)
Then, when that is completely smooth, pour into a small pot over medium heat, add ginger, garlic powder and honey. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add your cornstarch and water mixture, stir in until sauce thickens. Keep warm while the chicken is cooking.
Almost done! When your chicken is cooked through, turn your oven to broil and let that sit for 5 minutes or until the chicken is crispy. Then brush the wings with your sauce and place back in the oven to broil for another 3-5 minutes or until they are sticky and delicious looking. Top with your chopped green onion and serve!
Goodness Gracious, my stomach is growling just from typing this recipe out, so yummy! Be the star of your neighborhood block party with not only your delicious wings but the delicious aroma of a 26 oz Habanero Sweet Jam Candleberry Scented Candle filling your entire house. Habanero Sweet Jam, a house-warming and beautiful cool-weather fragrance with notes of juicy, exploding seasonal fruits, habanero and complementing spices, satisfying to every taste bud. This very special, southern comfort is a pleasure and easy to make and share in abundance. Unforgettable and precious traditions are born from making the best of what you have so make a commitment to embrace these times. Slow down, curl up by the fireside with some warming Habanero Sweet Jam and make those precious family memories.