Baked Mango Curry Chicken Wings
It’s October (finally, the weather outside matches the calendar) and we are smack dab in the thick of it. We are right in the middle of the regular season of football. Do you guys love football and all the delicious dips, cheese trays and wings that accompany it? Hate it? Indifferent? In my house, I walk a tight rope as it pertains to all things football. Growing up, I heard nothing but Philadelphia. Both of my parents hail from the great Northeast Philly, Oxford Circle, to be exact. In typical Philly fashion, my parents loved all Philadelphia teams (Eagles, Phillies, Sixers – you get the idea) when they were winning and screamed obscenities at the tv and pounded their fists when they were losing. Unfortunately (for them – and maybe me), the latter happened all too often.
Fast forward a few years and I was off to college to conquer the world. As I might have mentioned in a previous blog post, I went to school at Towson University – in Towson, Maryland. It was here that I quickly went from someone who was indifferent to football to a super fan…of the one and only Baltimore Ravens! That’s right – I love those birds and all things purple and black.
When the Ravens won their first Super Bowl, (I won’t throw out the year – see if you can guess, or Google it) it was all too easy to get hooked on the football fever that took over Charm City. It was everywhere and I loved every moment of it. See, back then, the Ravens were at the top of their game – or at least it appeared that way to me. Suddenly, they were in the playoffs and doing really well. I vividly remember the night they won the playoff game that sent them straight to the Super Bowl. I watched the game with friends in Towson and almost immediately after the final seconds of the game were played, you could hear people cheering in the streets. My friends and I headed straight downtown where the entire city was lit in purple and residents and tourists alike were singing and dancing everywhere – even on top of cars! It was magical. And there I was – a super fan was born. The rest, as they say, is history!
So, whether you are a football lover or hater, one thing is for sure – tailgate food is the best! Be it at a Super Bowl party or just having friends over on a Sunday afternoon to watch the big game – it’s the food that always gets my attention. These Baked Mango Curry Wings are sure to get your attention! The marinade is a combination of sweet mango chutney which is deliciously offset by the slightly spicy curry. They are marinated for a minimum of 30 minutes, but taste best if marinated overnight. Pop these babies in the oven (that’s right – baked, not fried) and voila – your game day eats will be the MVP of the day!
- 2.5 lbs Chicken Wings Drumettes and Wingettes
- 4 Tbsp Curry Powder
- 2 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
- 2/3 Cup Mango Chutney
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
Place chicken wings in a bowl or a ziplock bag. Season with salt and the curry powder. Make sure all the wings are coated.
In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients. Pour over the wings and mix well, ensuring all the wings are coated with the sauce. Cover the bowl (or close the ziplock bag) and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. For best results, marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once the wings are marinated, put the wings on a baking tray lined with baking paper. The wings should not be touching each other. Use the leftover marinade to brush the wings for extra flavor.
Bake the wings for 25 minutes or until they are fully cooked. Serve with a dip of your choice. These wings were served with a creamy sriracha sauce.
Inspired by Happy Foods Tube