Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Sauce

Don’t fear the habanero. Don’t worry about the heat. Well, ok, maybe a little. But it’s really tamed by the fantastic mango sauce. This might well be the perfect combination of sweet and heat. This is what Buffalo wing sauce wants to be when it grows up. This copycat Buffalo Wild Wings mango habanero sauce is nothing but awesome.
Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero SauceI used a can of mango nectar when I made this copycat Buffalo Wild Wings mango habanero sauce. It can be found in the Hispanic foods section of your grocery store. If you can’t find it, you might find it in the juice section. In a pinch, you can substitute mango that has been diced and pureed until very smooth. In that case you’ll probably need to strain the sauce before using.

Also try my copycats of BW3s spicy garlic and Parmesan garlic wings.

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.

Copycat Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanero Sauce

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes separated, tips discarded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Fire-Eater Rub to taste

For the sauce

  • 1 can mango nectar
  • Habanero sauce to taste
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup Frank's RedHot sauce
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter


  • Place wings in a large resealable baggie or container.
  • Add the oil and rub. Seal and toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
  • Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  • Toss wings with sauce before serving.

For the sauce (prepare when you start cooking the wings)

  • Combine ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Stir and simmer until reduced to the desired consistency.
  • Keep warm until ready to use.