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Habanero Chicken Wings garnished with diced pineapple and parsley arranged on a white platter

Habanero Chicken Wings

If you’re a fan of spicy food, these baked habanero chicken wings are for you. Plain barbeque sauce is combined with a generous amount of habanero hot sauce. Just how much is up to you.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken wings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 439kcal


  • 2-3 lbs. Chicken Wings whole, or drums and flats separated (about 12 whole wings, or 24 wing pieces)
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup Plain Barbeque Sauce use your favorite brand
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Habanero Hot Sauce or to taste (use a vinegar based habanero pepper sauce)
  • Chopped Pineapple for garnish if desired
  • Parsley for garnish if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Add the salt, garlic powder and black pepper to a small bowl, stir to combine. Season the chicken wings with the prepared seasoning mix.
  • Spray a large baking sheet lightly with cooking spray. Place the chicken wings, skin side up, in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the wings from the oven. Line a clean baking sheet with a cooling rack; spray the cooling rack lightly with cooking spray. Arrange the chicken wings, in a single layer, on the cooling rack, skin side up. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • White the wings cook make the habanero barbeque sauce. Add the barbeque sauce, brown sugar and habanero sauce to a small saucepan. Heat the sauce over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid sticking. Let the sauce come to a gentle simmer and cook for a few minutes, until the sugar melts, the ingredients are incorporated and it thickens up a little. Lower the heat to low and keep the sauce warm until ready to use, stirring occasionally.
  • Add about ¾ of the sauce to a bowl.
  • Remove the wings from the oven. Turn the wings so the paler side is up. Brush them with a generous amount of the habanero barbeque sauce and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Turn each wing so the skin side is up and brush them with the sauce. Bake another 5 minutes or so. Remove them from the oven, don’t turn, leave them skin side up. Brush the wings again and bake them another 5 minutes.
  • Arrange the habanero chicken wings on a platter; serve the reserved sauce on the side and sprinkle a little bit of chopped pineapple on top.


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 985mg | Potassium: 362mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.8mg