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    Spice Up the Halloween Weekend With These Chili-Laden Bat Wings

    Here's a spooky addition to your Halloween spread.

    Ok, they’re actually chicken, not bat wings, but when arranged on a platter like so, they can be a spooky addition to your Halloween spread, whether it’s for the kids or adults. This recipe is an extra garlicky take on classic buffalo wings, with a sweet honey-tinged touch. Feel free to adjust the level sweetness or spiciness according to your taste.

    Spicy Bat Wings

    Serves 6


    1 kilo chicken wings

    salt and pepper, to taste

    cooking oil, for deep frying

    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

    1/3 cup honey

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    1 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper

    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

    1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    2 teaspoons chili garlic paste


    1. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper.


    2. In a deep fryer or large pot, heat cooking oil. Fry chicken wings, a few at a time, for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm.


    3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cook until liquid is syrupy and reduced by half.


    4. Place chicken wings in a large bowl. Drizzle with syrup and toss to coat.


    5. Arrange wings on a platter and serve with a store-bought blue cheese dip on the side.


    Recipe by Cecille Esperanza

    Photos by Berwin Coroza

    Styling by Butchie Peña


    Shot at Kessler’s Kitchen, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, FB: KESSLERSKitchen