Margaritaville Jamaica Mistaica Wings

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a copycat recipe from Jimmy Buffet's restaurant. Recipe adapted from Todd Wilbur's version of Margaritaville Jamaica Mistaica Wings It is our all time favorite wing recipe! They are some work but so good! The dipping sauce really makes this recipe. The recipe is for 10 wings, but you will have a lot of extra sauce (enough for 20 more wings).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare habanero honey sauce by combining all ingredients except vinegar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer sauce for 1 hour uncovered, until sauce reduces by about half and thickens. Remove sauce from heat, add vinegar, and cover.
  2. Make the mango ranch dipping sauce by combining ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill until needed.
  3. In a deep fryer, bring 4-8 cups of oil to 375°F.
  4. Drop in the wings and fry for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Drain for a few minutes on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Put wings in a large glass or metal bowl, add 1/2 c of habanero honey sauce and toss until wings are well-coated. Serve with dipping sauce on the side.
Most Helpful

This is no where close to the way the wings taste at Margaritaville in Florida. It is way to sweet and taste like it is out of a regular bottle of BBQ sauce.

d96a01z09 May 29, 2011

Buy an average barbeque sauce, will taste the same. Not even close to the real thing.

paridhd May 29, 2011

The wing sauce was WAAAYYY to tomato-ey. It was more like a pasta sauce than a wing sauce. It had great flavor, but became to much after the first two wings. The dipping sauce was great though, and I will use that again. Maybe next time no tomato paste.

Chef Dolly November 07, 2008