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Grilled Mango-Lime Chicken Wings

December 12, 2012

The weather in New York for the past few days has reminded me of London and one of the places I always visit when I am there Nando’s. My favourite thing on their menu is Mango-Lime Chicken Wings, which were first introduced to me by my sister. I decided to have a go at making my own version of Nando’s recipe with a dream that they’d look and taste irresistible. In pictures I used to enviously stare at the grill marks on wings wishing I could magically make them appear on my baked chicken wings. I have now been able to put my jealousy to rest because thanks to the help of a cast iron grill pan, I have my own grill marks.

Mango-Lime Chicken Wings

Mango-Lime Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are perfect for large gatherings or a quick snack. They came out so well that I can’t wait to make them for my housewarming in a couple of weeks. I was tempted to add red pepper flakes but I fought the urge so that everyone can enjoy the sweetness of the mango, sharp freshness of scallion (or spring onion) and a kick of lime.

Season wings with chicken seasoning, paprika, chilli powder, juice of half a lime, salt & pepper.

Seasoned Chicken Wings

Seasoned Chicken Wings

For indoor grilling nothing beats a cast iron grill pan!

Grilling Wings

Grilling Wings 

There's my grill marks!

There’s my grill marks!

You can see the sweetness this mango looks so good.

Scored mango.

Scored mango.

These are my best wings ever!

Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled Chicken Wings

Live, Love, Eat!

April x

Grilled Mango-Lime Chicken Wings
Yields 10
Grilled wings coated in sauce inspired by Nandos
Cook Time
16 min
Total Time
25 min
Cook Time
16 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 10 chicken wings
  2. 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning
  3. 1 tablespoon paprika
  4. 1/2 tablespoon chilli powder
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 3 limes
  8. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  9. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  10. 1/2 cup mango chutney
  11. 1 stalk of scallion
  12. 1 ripe mango
  13. 2 teaspoons of minced ginger
  14. 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  1. Trim fat from wings, cut off the tips and half them before washing with 2 tbsps of vinegar.
  2. Season wings with chicken seasoning, paprika, chilli powder, juice of half a lime, salt & pepper.
  3. Over medium-low heat in a small saucepan add butter and oil.
  4. Chop the scallion keeping the green end separate from the white end.
  5. Once butter melts add garlic, zest of two limes, mango chutney, 1 tbsp vinegar, ginger and white end of scallion before turning the heat down to low until ready to serve.
  6. Grease your cast iron grill pan(with oil or spray) and put it on the stove over medium heat.
  7. Place wings perpendicular to the ridges on the grill pan and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side.
  8. Cut cubes of mango, which can be done easily by cutting the sides and scoring the pulp before cutting off the squares.
  9. Coat the cooked wings in sauce, plate and garnish with the green end of scallion and mango cubes.
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  • Reply dkg2010 December 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I’m a huge fan of Nando’s! Your piece conjures up all those great memories of tasty food in a very comfortable and fun environment. Will definitely be back next time I’m in London.

    • Reply theyummytruth December 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      I share your memories…I order the same thing every time: Chicken in Pita with pineapple & cheese (hot) with 3 mango-lime wings on the side…yummy!

  • Reply TD December 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Yep! You’ve done it again Ms Jackson. Thanks for sharing lady. 🙂

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