9 Best Habanero Recipes

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Every dish is better with a touch of spicy habanero peppers. This tasty spice can turn any meal into the best meal. Here are some of our favorite habanero recipes to try if you can handle the heat.

Baked Mango Habanero Wings

Baked Mango Habanero Wings
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Mango habanero wings are definitely the best wings! The combination of sweet and spicy flavors, crispy texture, and tender chicken makes these wings the ultimate Game Day appetizer.

Sweet and Sour Picked Habanero

This quick and easy recipe is a great way to keep the habanero flavor on hand all the time. This spicy condiment pairs well with just about anything!

Spicy Habanero Salsa

Spicy Habanero Salsa

Any dish that needs a little extra kick will pair well with this easy, spicy habanero salsa.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Habanero Salsa

The only thing that can make shrimp tacos better is a zesty, spicy mango habanero sauce.

Garlic-Habanero Hot Sauce

Garlic-Habanero Hot Sauce

This spicy garlic habanero sauce can add some extra kick to any meal you make. You’ll lather this hot sauce on everything!

Habanero Pepper Jam

Habanero Pepper Jam

This sweet and spicy pepper jam is so easy to make and you’ll love having it on hand any time you need it.

Habanero Chili

Habanero chili is a spicy, zesty dish that will transform your chili-making skills forever. Just toss some browned ground beef into a crock pot with a few other tasty ingredients and just like that, your best-ever chili will be ready when you are.

Habanero Ranch

Habanero Ranch

Tired of plain old ranch? Why not give it a little more kick? This habanero ranch is creamy, spicy, and will take your love for ranch to a new level.

Habanero Apricot Jelly

Habanero Apricot Jelly

Perfect for your next charcuterie board, habanero apricot jelly is a combination of flavors that will please your taste buds!

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Baked Mango Habanero Wings

Best Baked Mango Habanero Wings Recipe

By: Izzy
Mango habanero wings are definitely the best wings! The combination of sweet and spicy flavors, crispy texture, and tender chicken makes these wings the ultimate Game Day appetizer.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings



For the Chicken

  • 2 pounds chicken wings, fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, optional

Mango Habanero Wing Sauce

  • 1 ½ cups mango chunks, fresh or frozen (1 large ripe mango)
  • 3-5 habanero peppers, stems removed and seeded if you want less heat* (see note)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, or similar vinegar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup honey


  • Preheat oven to 425ºF (218ºC), setting the rack in the middle position. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and then fit with a wire rack.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the baking powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Pat dry the chicken wings with a double layer of paper towels. Then add the wings to the bowl and toss to coat evenly with the baking powder mixture. Then place on the prepared baking sheet rack.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes until somewhat crispy, flipping the wings halfway through using kitchen tongs.
  • While the wings are baking, make the mango habanero sauce. Add the mango chunks, habaneros, garlic, vinegar and lime juice to a blender or food processor. Process until uniform and smooth with an orange color.
  • Add the mango habanero sauce and honey to a small saucepan. Place onto medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring to help the honey dissolve. Let it bubble for 3-4 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  • Remove the wings from the oven. One-by-one brush each wing with the mango habanero sauce to coat completely.
  • Return to the oven to bake for 10 minutes more or until slightly caramelized** (see note). Remove from the oven and serve with vegetable sticks and/or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • *Habaneros: When shopping you can choose green unripe habaneros for less heat, or yellow/orange/red for more heat. If you’re going to cut them open and scrape out seeds for less heat, it’s a good idea to use gloves to avoid burns. If you can’t find any, use scotch bonnets or substitute a milder chili like jalapeños.
  • **Final Baking: If the wings are not browning as much as you’d like, you can try turning on the broiler for 3-5 minutes. To verify doneness, you can always insert an instant-read thermometer into a larger wing and look for a reading of 165ºF.
    If you need relief from the spiciness, try consuming dairy products such as milk/yogurt or eating some bread. Do not drink water, which will intensify the heat.

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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About Izzy

I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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