Good Food! unResolution Month Post #26: Vegan Mango Habanero “Wings”

MatchOkay, someone asked about sticky wings, so I’m making

Vegan Mango Habanero “Wings”

Again, I’ll be rocking the Match Chicken again since it tastes awesome and they sent me a lot of Match chicken (at my request since I love me some chicken wings.)  And while yesterday’s vegan buffalo wing recipe was great, I really like wings with different flavors like soy-ginger wings, jerk wings, and these spicy little mango habanero wings.

They are a great combination of just a little sweet from the mango and a lot of heat from the death chili (I mean the habanero).  The mango is certainly not overpowering, but it’s the perfect complement to the whole mess of spice coming off that habanero.  Seriously, this ain’t no fru fru wing!

Vegan Mango Habanero “Wings” Recipe

To make these wings, you are going to first prepare a mango simple syrup.  To do this you can use mango juice (freshly squeezed or bottled) or you can use mango puree (from fresh mango or frozen.)  You can use the juice as is, but if you want to make puree, put the mango in the food processor with a little water or orange juice and pulse until the puree is very smooth.

Either way, the habanero and the mango should meet in the food processor or a blender to get nice and broken up.

You will need:

  • 1 cup mango juice or 1/2 cup mango puree and 1 cup water
  • 1 habanero roughly chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 pound Match chicken
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

If using juice, put it in the food processor.  If using puree, add the water to the food processor.  Put in the habanero.  Pulse until the habanero has disintegrated.

Put the resulting liquid in a sauce pan on the stove and just bring to a boil.  Then add the sugar and take off the heat.  A syrup should form.

Meanwhile, shape the Match into 1 inch squares like boneless buffalo wings.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Fry in 350 degree oil or over medium-high heat.

Drain and dip into the sauce.


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