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Chicken lollipop recipe | All variety lollipop chicken

How to make chicken lollipop (dry) | Masala chicken lollipop | chicken lollipop gravy

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Chicken lollipop

Chicken lollipop is a fusion recipe of Indo-Chinese Cuisine. According to Wikipedia, it is essentially a frenched chicken winglet, wherein the meat is cut loose from the bone end and pushed down creating a lollipop appearance. It is usually served hot with schezwan sauce.

Chicken lollipop is one of the most popular dish not only in Indian subcontinent but through out the world.

It is loved by all section of the society . The young, kids and the elder also.

Different version of chicken lollipops
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1. Chicken lollipop dry

These is the basic version of chicken lollipop. Where batter marinated chicken wings is deep fried in oil. It is generally used as an appetizer. Chicken lollipop dry is crisp from outside, soft and juicy from inside.

2. Masala chicken lollipop

In these version , fried chicken lollipops are stir fry with onion, ginger and garlic then seasoned with chilly sauce, Soya sauce and schezwan sauce . It is semi gravy , can be used both as an appetizer and main side dish.

3. Chicken lollipop gravy

 You can further give it another version with gravy , more of sauce . This is called chicken lollipop gravy. Dry chicken lollipops are seasoned with ginger, garlic , chilly sauce, tomato sauce, Soya sauce and schezwan sauce. Corn starch water mixture is used to thicken the gravy or sauce.

It is used as a main dish and served with fried rice and noodles.
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Which part of chicken is used to make chicken lollipop ?
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Chicken lollipop is made from the Drumettes part  and Wingettes part of the wings. You can find only two wings in a whole chicken. And from two wings, you can make four chicken lollipop. Two from Drumettes  parts and two from Wingettes parts.

The lollipop made using Drumettes part is big in size whereas that from Wingettes part is small in size.

Chicken lollipops are marinated in a batter based mixture and deep fried in oil till crisp golden. Lollipops are crisp from outside and soft and juicy from inside.

They are spicy and little bit hot, generally served with schezwan sauce or sweet Chilly sauce.

 Depending upon your choice, you can can baked them in an Oven or cook  in a charcoal oval tandoor or deep fry in oil as well.

Today we will prepare the all the three version of chicken lollipop .

1. Chicken lollipop dry recipe

2. Masala chicken lollipop recipe.

3. Chicken  lollipop gravy recipe.

How to make chicken lollipop recipe at home lollipop chicken :-


Preparation time :-  10 minutes

Cooking time :-  8 minutes

Difficulty :- easy

Serve :- 2 servings

Ingredients :-

* 6-8 pieces of Chicken Wings.

* 1 teaspoon red Chilly sauce.

* 1 teaspoon schezwan sauce.

* 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilly Paste.

* 1/2 teaspoon chopped Garlic.

* 1/2 teaspoon chopped Ginger.

* 1/2 teaspoon chopped Celery.

* 1/2 teaspoon Green Chilly Paste.

* 1 teaspoon chopped onion.

* 1 teaspoon chopped spring onions.

* 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.

* 1/3 teaspoon White pepper powder.

* 3 teaspoon corn starch ( flour).

* 1 teaspoon all purpose flour ( Maida).

* 1/4 teaspoon Rice vinegar (food wine) optional.

* 1)2 teaspoon beaten egg.

* Cooking oil.

* Salt as per taste.

Pieces of chicken wings for chicken lollipop recipe
Chicken Wings


Chopped Garlic Ginger spring onions and chopped onion for chicken lollipop recipe
Chopped Garlic ,Ginger, onions and spring onions


Beaten egg, Chilly sauce and schezwan sauce for Chicken lollipop recipe

Chopped Celery for chicken lollipop recipe
Chopped Celery

White pepper powder and salt for chicken lollipop recipe
White pepper powder and salt

Corn starch and all purpose flour for chicken lollipop recipe
Corn starch and all purpose flour

Schezwan sauce and Red Chilly Paste for chicken lollipop recipe
Schezwan sauce and Red Chilly Paste


Method of preparation :-

Lollipop chicken


* The most important thing in preparing  chicken lollipop is the process of making the wing into lollipop shape.

* You can buy a ready-made chicken wings with lollipop shape from supermarket store. Or you can make it yourself with the wings at home.

* To make the wings into a lollipop shape is not  tough. You need  a close look and practice, the rest is simple.

* Here we will discuss how you can make it yourself at home with some clear photos that you can understand it better.

Lollipop shape making process from wings
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* A Chicken whole wings has three parts. Top one is called Drumettes, the middle one is called Wingettes and the last one is its tips.

* Drumettes and Wingettes parts are used to make lollipops.

* You need to hold the full chicken wing in you hands .

* First we use with the Drumettes part.  You need to hold the Drumettes and Wingettes part and bend in the join. Push upwards the bone and a single bone come out piercing the skin.

* Cut the joint part of Drumettes and Wingettes. Now hold the Drumettes part and push the meat downwards to give it a lollipop shape.

* Secondly, we have now the Wingette and tip part of the wing.


* Hold the wing with both hands and bend the joint pushing upwards the Wingette part.

Holding and pressing chicken wings by hands
Holding and pressing


* There will be two small bone come out from the joint. Keep it aside.


Two bones come out from the chicken wings
Two bones 


* Repeat the procedure with the remaining wings.

* Now remove the thin bone from it. And cut the tips part of the wings.


Cutting the tips part of the wings with knife
Cut the tips

* Press the meat downwards to the tip of the remaining bone to give it lollipop shape.

* This is the simple process to make lollipop from the wings. You can do it with little practice.

Fresh Pieces of lollipops for chicken lollipop recipe
Lollipops

* Now we have the lollipops and we need to prepare the batter for it.

Lollipop batter making process 
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How to make chicken lollipop batter :-

* Take a mixing bowl, add the corn starch and all purpose flour.

* Corn starch will make it more crisp from outside.

* Add chopped Garlic, Ginger, Red Chilly Paste, green chili paste, red Chilly sauce, schezwan sauce and the chopped Celery.

* Add salt, white pepper powder, lemon juice and egg and mix all of the ingredients together to form a smooth medium thick batter.


Batter for chicken lollipop recipe
Batter

* If required add little water . You lollipop batter is now ready to go.

* Mix the lollipops into the batter properly. Note all part of the lollipop should covered with the batter.


Lollipops marinated with batter for chicken lollipop recipe
Marinated in batter mixture

* Let it to marinate for 1 to 2 hours to absorb all the flavors. You can leave it for overnight to marinate. The long you keep it to marinate, the more soft juicy it will be from inside.

* Before frying the lollipops remove the excess batter from it.

* Now heat oil in a deep vessel wok or kadai in slow flame and fry the chicken lollipops. Keep the fire in slow flame to cook it completely from inside.

* It will take around 6-8 minutes to cook the lollipops crisp golden.


Deep fried lollipops in oil for chicken lollipop recipe
Deep fried

* Remove them from oil and keep on tissue paper to absorb excess oil.

* Garnish a serving plate and serve it with schezwan sauce or sweet Chilly sauce. Sprinkle some chopped spring onions over the lollipops and serve it.

* This is  chicken lollipop  dry version recipe.


Lollipops served with schezwan sauce for Chicken lollipop recipe
Chicken lollipop dry


Different types of cooking method for chicken lollipop
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Chicken lollipop can be cooked using three different types of cooking method.

1. Baking :- 

 You can baked the lollipops in Oven also. Place the lollipops in a  greased  baking tray after removing the excess batter from it. Preheat the oven to 240 degree celcius and place the tray with chicken lollipops inside it.

Cook for 15 minutes, flipping all sides and busting oil or clarified butter over it in an certain intervals.

2. Over charcoal Tandoor:-

For cooking in Ovalclay charcoal Tandoor, which is also known as Tandoori chicken lollipop or Punjabi style chicken lollipop check the below link for more details :-

Chicken lollipop in ovalclay tandoor

Tandoori chicken lollipop
Tandoori chicken lollipop


For more Tandoori appetizer please check the following links

Healthiest seafood recipe Tandoori crab

Tangdi (drumsticks) kebab recipe

Lamb Gilafi Seekh Kebab recipe


3. Deep frying:-

You can deep fry the chicken lollipops in cooking oil over slow flame till crisp golden.
The above chicken lollipop dry version is deep fried.

Masala chicken lollipop (spiced saucy lollipop)
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How to make masala chicken lollipop :-


* For masala chicken lollipop, you need chopped onions, chopped ginger,garlic schezwan sauce and red chilly paste.

* Also mix 1/2 teaspoon of Corn starch with 3 teaspoon  of water to make a dilute mixture in a cup or bowl.

* Take a pan or wok , add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil and heat in high flame.

* Add the chopped ginger, garlic and onions and sauteed for 1 minute. Slow the flame.

* Add the schezwan sauce and  red chilly paste to it . Stir them gently. Add the above fried pieces of lollipops into the mixture and stir slowly in slow flame.

* Add 1/3 teaspoon of white pepper powder and salt.

* Add the above made Corn starch water mixture and continue to stir . Check the seasoning and add salt pepper if required.

Preparing masala for masala chicken lollipop recipe
Masala in wok


* Stir continuously till all the masala covered the lollipops properly and become little dry .

* You can add the rice vinegar if like.

* Adding corn starch water mixture help to bind all the masala ingredients with the lollipops properly.

* Switch off the flame and remove them in a plate and serve hot topping with some fresh chopped spring onions .

* Masala chicken lollipop is used as a side dish with fried rice and noodles. You can  take it with roti , chapati and naan bread also.

Garnished lollipops for masala chicken lollipop recipe
Masala chicken lollipop


Chicken lollipop gravy  :-
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* For the gravy you need to add water to the masala lollipop mixture. Increase the corn starch water mixture .

* Check the seasoning and thickness of the gravy . You can add rice vinegar also known as food wine to give an extra flavour.

* Remove and serve with fried rice or noodles.

                      SERVING TIPS
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What to serve with chicken lollipops?

You can serve schezwan sauce with chicken lollipop dry. Schezwan sauce is one of most loved sauce not only in India but other southeast Asia regions.

You can serve sweet chilly sauce as well with chicken lollipop.

With masala chicken lollipop, Hakka noodle and fried rice goes well. You can serve tandoori Naan or Roti also.  As it has masala coated with it, you can served homemade chapati or phulka as well.
 
                    Nutritional value
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The nutritional value for chicken lollipop ( dry)

Calories :- 322 kcal

Carbohydrate :- 14 g| protein :- 15 g  

 fats :- 22 g | Saturated fats :- 3 g

Cholesterol :- 77mg | sodium :- 305

Potassium :- 305 | Calcium :- 

Iron :-. 2.9%       |  Fiber :- 6.8%


                    RECIPE NOTES
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1. You can marinate the chicken lollipops in the batter for 24 hour for the best results.

2. While frying the lollipops in oil , keep the flame low to cook it from inside properly.

3. You can avoid using green chili paste. It is used to give the chicken lollipops a bit more spicy flavours.

4. Before frying the lollipops, remove excess batter from the lollipops by pressing them . Either lollipops with have a thick batter coating .

5. You can marinate them in butter milk also before applying the batter also. A pre marinated meat always become juicy and soft.


For more recipe of Indo-Chinese Cuisines please check the following links for details

Complete Paneer chilli Recipe

Crispy Chicken Recipe

Ginger Honey Paneer Recipe



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