Here is a super easy, two ingredient spicy mango chicken wings recipe made in the air fryer. More than simply a mango chutney chicken wings recipe, this recipe demonstrates how to use a favorite sauce to create a delicious glazed chicken wing.
About this Recipe
I found Brooklyn Delhi’s Spicy Mango Chutney at Sprouts last week and decided to make this mango chutney wings recipe for Indiaphile (this is not a sponsored post). I used to make these chicken wings with a mango chutney that Trader Joe’s used to carry. I was prepared to heighten it with some ginger paste, chilies, and salt, but as soon as I tasted the chutney from the jar, I realized it didn’t need any of those extras.
Ultimately, this recipe demonstrates how to apply a favorite store-bought sauce to your wings and air fry them for delicious wings. This chutney has a relatively high sugar content, similar to any barbeque or sweet and sour sauce. That means it has the potential for amazing caramelization, and care must be taken to ensure it doesn’t burn.
- Chicken Wings: these are “party wings,” which are chicken wings broken up into two “bite-sized” pieces.
- Spicy Mango Chutney: I use Brooklyn Delhi brand mango chutney. This chutney is packed with flavor and does not need any additional ingredients. Other chutneys may benefit by adding some ginger and chilies to taste.
- Taste your chutney: A good chutney for this will be very flavorful so the flavors penetrate the meat. It should be sweet, sour, and, if you like, spicy. If your chutney needs a little extra punch, enhance it by adding some ginger paste, cumin, coriander, garam masala, lemon, salt, or chili powder.
- Take care not to burn your sauce: Since this sauce has a lot of sugar, any overcooking will likely result in burning. Until you know how your air fryer works with this recipe, keep a close eye on the chicken as it cooks.
- Substitute Your Favorite Sauces: Any sweet sauce will work well with this recipe. Use your favorite sweet and sour, pepper jelly, honey mustard, or sweet barbeque sauce instead of the mango chutney.
For more cooking tips and other recipe ideas for chicken wings, check out our guide to chicken wings.
If You Have Mango Jam and Not Mango Chutney
To create a quick mango chutney from mango jam, combine 4 tablespoons of jam with 1 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste, 1/4 teaspoon of garam masala, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of Kashmiri chili powder, and 2 teaspoons of water. Stir these ingredients well to ensure they are thoroughly mixed.
2 Ingredient Spicy Mango Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer
- 1 pound chicken wings
- 5 Tbsp spicy mango chutney
- Place the chicken wings in a medium bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of chutney, reserving one for later, and stir to coat.
- Spray the air fryer tray with oil and place chicken wings on one layer across the air fryer, leaving space between the pieces. Air fry at 360°F for 18 minutes.
- Halfway through, turn the pieces over and baste with 1/2 tablespoon of chutney.
- When finished baking, brush one last time with the remaining chutney and serve.