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Spicy bat wings with fruit bat dip

Spicy bat wings with fruit bat dip

A delicious finger lickin' treat for children at Halloween. Served with the mango yogurt dip it's a great way to encourage children to enjoy new flavours while eating something healthy too! Marinating the chicken in yogurt keeps the chicken moist and tender and complements the spices perfectly. Any leftovers are ideal for packed lunches.

  • Cooking: 40 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

For the wings:

  • 200g (7oz) Yeo Valley whole milk natural yogurt
  • 1tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • 2tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tsp fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1kg (2lb 2oz) organic chicken wings

For the Fruit Bat Dip:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped
  • 200g (7oz) Yeo Valley organic natural yogurt
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped finely
  • 1tsp black mustard seeds
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped

What you do:

  1. Method For the wings:
  2. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7.
  3. Combine the yogurt, honey, tomato ketchup and spices in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat all over. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  4. Place the chicken in a single layer on an oiled wire rack placed inside a large shallow baking dish. Roast uncovered in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is well browned and cooked through. Turn the chicken half way through cooking to ensure an even golden brown colour. Serve with the Fruity dip.
  5. Method for the Dip:
  6. To make the dipping sauce, place the mango, yogurt and chilli in a bowl. Heat the mustard seeds in a small frying pan and fry for 1-2 minutes until they start to pop. Stir into the yogurt dip with the coriander leaves. Chill until required

Cook's tip:

Quick Tip: For a really speedy version simply mix the yogurt with 3tbsp of tandoori paste and use to coat the chicken.

Nutty Variation: If your children like coconut why not toast a little desiccated coconut along with the mustard seeds and add to the dip.

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