Recipe of the day: Mango pickle chicken wings with cucumber yogurt dipping sauce

Add a dash of excitement to your Friday evening by bringing together friends and making this dish your top pick for the night.


Kick off your Friday night with a burst of bold flavours!

Our Mango pickle chicken wings, paired with a refreshing cucumber yogurt dip, are the perfect way to elevate your evening.

How to make Mango pickle chicken wings with cucumber yogurt dipping sauce

Homemade Mango pickle chicken wings with sauce. Picture: iStock
Homemade Mango pickle chicken wings with sauce. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

For the mango pickle wings:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 (453g) chicken wings
  • 1/2 jar (283g) mango pickle (not sweet)
  • Water, to thin

For the Cucumber Yogurt dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded
  • 1 cup yogurt, plus more, as needed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tbs cumin seeds, toasted
  • Cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Method

  1. Lightly grease a wire rack (like a cooling rack) and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Whisk together egg white, baking soda and salt. Toss the wings in this mixture to completely coat, and then place on the wire rack. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator, uncovered, so the skin can dry out.
  2. When you are ready to bake the wings, take your baking sheet of wings out of the refrigerator, at least 30 minutes prior to baking. This is a good time to preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Bake the wings for 20 minutes, then flip and bake 10 minutes more.
  4. While the wings are baking, prepare the mango pickle sauce. In a blender, combine the mango pickle and enough water to create a smooth sauce. I found the right amount to be what was needed to rinse out the jar, but start with a little and gradually add. Set aside.
  5. Prepare the dipping sauce: add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in more yogurt as needed to reach your desired consistency. Cucumber has a lot of water in it, so depending on the yogurt you use, you may need to add a little more to get it to that dipping sauce consistency. Taste and adjust salt if needed, but don’t go crazy on the seasoning here, you want this to complement the spicy, salty wings!
  6. Once wings are finished baking, toss the hot wings in the mango pickle sauce, then bake 5 more minutes to finish and “set” the sauce a bit.
  7. Serve hot with the dipping sauce, garnish with cilantro if using.

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Mango pickle chicken wings with cucumber yogurt dipping sauce

Mango pickle chicken wings

Add a dash of excitement to your Friday evening by bringing together friends and making this dish your top pick for the night.

  • Author: Tea and Fog
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: appetizer,side
  • Method: fry
  • Cuisine: South African

Ingredients

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For the mango pickle wings:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 (453g) chicken wings
  • 1/2 jar (283g) mango pickle (not sweet)
  • Water, to thin

For the Cucumber Yogurt dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded
  • 1 cup yogurt, plus more, as needed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tbs cumin seeds, toasted
  • Cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a wire rack (like a cooling rack) and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Whisk together egg white, baking soda and salt. Toss the wings in this mixture to completely coat, and then place on the wire rack. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator, uncovered, so the skin can dry out.
  2. When you are ready to bake the wings, take your baking sheet of wings out of the refrigerator, at least 30 minutes prior to baking. This is a good time to preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Bake the wings for 20 minutes, then flip and bake 10 minutes more.
  4. While the wings are baking, prepare the mango pickle sauce. In a blender, combine the mango pickle and enough water to create a smooth sauce. I found the right amount to be what was needed to rinse out the jar, but start with a little and gradually add. Set aside.
  5. Prepare the dipping sauce: add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in more yogurt as needed to reach your desired consistency. Cucumber has a lot of water in it, so depending on the yogurt you use, you may need to add a little more to get it to that dipping sauce consistency. Taste and adjust salt if needed, but don’t go crazy on the seasoning here, you want this to complement the spicy, salty wings!
  6. Once wings are finished baking, toss the hot wings in the mango pickle sauce, then bake 5 more minutes to finish and “set” the sauce a bit.
  7. Serve hot with the dipping sauce, garnish with cilantro if using.

Keywords: chicken wings , mango, yoghurt

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