Grilled Pineapple Mango Chicken Wings are a sweet, fun option for your BBQ. The homemade BBQ sauce, combined with the dry rub, give the wings a fun, tropical flavor!
Pineapple Mango Chicken Wings made me feel like I was in the middle of some tropical islands rather than being in a snow-covered January where I had to use my How to Unfreeze your Big Green Egg Lid techniques to get the lid open before even thinking of starting up the grill this weekend. I feel bad for those poor souls who can’t grasp the concept of grilling in the middle of winter. A little snow never stopped me!
Step One: Start off by chopping up pineapple and mango. You need a half of a cup of each.
Step Two: Sauté the onions in a bit of olive oil until they turn translucent. It should take about 5-6 minutes. Then, add garlic and sauté for one more minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
Step Three: Once it is all sautéed, add in the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, pineapple, mango, and apple cider vinegar. Bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, turn the range down to low and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes. This will allow the sauce to thicken on its own.
Step Four: After 15 minutes, turn off the stove and allow it to cool. I usually make the sauce the night before and put in the refrigerator until I want to use it.
Optional: Pull it out in the morning and blend it in a high speed blender to smooth it out. Sometimes, I like it chunky and skip the blender step.
The sauce will be thick and sticky. Perfect for wings!
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Set up the grill to medium high direct heat and let it come up to temperature.
Step Two: While that is heating up, rub down the chicken wings with a dry rub. I used Dizzy Pig’s Crossroads seasoning.
Step Three: Place the wings on the grill and cook for about five minutes.
Step Four: Flip the wings and cook the other side for another five minutes. This should be enough time for the wings to be completely cooked through.
Step Five: Add the sauce during the last minute of cooking. Brush it on and allow to heat up. Brush it on again for a nice thick and gooey second layer.
Let us know if you try them (I hope you have better weather making them than we did!) and how you liked them! Spence is not a huge wing guy and he loved them!
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Pineapple Mango Chicken Wings
- 8 Chicken Wings
- 1/4 cup BBQ Dry Rub I used Crossroads by Dizzy Pig
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
Mango Pineapple BBQ Sauce
- 1/2 cup Mango chopped
- 1/2 cup Pineapple chopped
- 1/2 Onion medium, chopped
- 1 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Mango Pineapple BBQ Sauce
- Over medium high heat, sauté onion for about 5-6 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and sauté another minute.
- Add remaining ingredients. Heat to a boil and then reduce to low and simmer 15 minutes. Allow to cool. It will thicken as it cools.
- Pour sauce into sturdy blender and blend well.
Grill the Chicken Wings
- Rub the Chicken Wings with a Dry Rub. I used DizzyPig's Crossroads.
- Heat the grill to 350 degrees and use direct heat
- Grill the chicken wings for five minutes on each side
- When the wings are almost cooked through, apply the pineapple mango BBQ sauce. I recommend layering the sauce to get a nice caramelized coating.
- After another minute, remove the chicken wings and serve