Mambo Chicken Wings

It’s amazing how many great chicken wing recipes there are. Everything from the mild to the sweet to the volcanic hot. That’s why I love them, I can have a different flavor every day. Well, almost every day. I don’t actually eat wings every day, although I’m sure I could and never ever get bored with them.

I recently stumbled upon Mambo sauce (among many other great recipes) on a blog by Levy Restaurants, a family of different restaurants around the US. I thought “Now, here’s something different. A tomato-based wing sauce with Asian flavors. I gotta try it!” So I did, and boy, was I happy I that did.
Mambo Chicken WingsMambo sauce, like many great wing sauces, is a combination of sweet (a little pineapple and sugar) and acid (white vinegar and hot sauce), and the best part, a bit of heat (thank you Frank’s RedHot!). You’ll start out thinking you’re having a teriyaki-inspired wing, and finish up thinking you had a Buffalo wing. It’s great, like a journey of flavors.

According to the Levy Restaurant’s blog, Mambo sauce is also great on fries. I can definitely see that. I will also try it as a steak marinade.

Also try Moore’s Buffalo Blue Cheese Buffalo wing sauce.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes. Also check out my always-growing list of my favorite store-bought wing sauces.

Mambo Chicken Wings

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4 -8 servings

Ingredients

For the wings

  • 4 pounds chicken wings separated
  • 2 tablespoons your favorite wing rub I used our Fire-Eater rub
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For the Mambo sauce

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar distilled
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Hot sauce to taste (I used 1/4 cup of Frank's RedHot)

Instructions

For the wings

For the Mambo sauce

  • Place all ingredients into a small pot and simmer, stirring, for 20 minutes.

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