Chicken lollipop recipe

Best Chicken lollipop recipe 

Learn to make best chicken lollipop recipe at home with some easy steps. All the variations of chicken lollipop recipe like restaurant style is here to serve you. 

Chicken lollipop are everyone's favorite. It is especially for all the foodies who love desi Chinese foods.
Lollipops are versatile, yummy and extremely easy to make. And the best part is you can easily make them at home like restaurants. If you have been looking for such a lollipop chicken recipe, you have come to the right place. Here I bring you the step by step guide on how to make chef's best chicken lollipop recipe at home with pictures and video.

Chicken lollipop crisp golden chicken lollipop recipe

What is 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.

This Chinese cooking style always produces some of the best dishes we have in our restaurants. And one of such dish is Dragon Chicken that is my personal favorite. You can make it at home as well if you love some spicy stir fry dishes as a snacks.

Serving chicken lollipop with Schezwan sauce

Chicken lollipop is a popular dish in Indian subcontinent. And loved by all sections of the society.  The young, kids and the elder also love to eat chicken lollipops.

So chicken lollipop can be defined as spiced batter coated chicken wings( lollipops) deep fried till crisp golden. 


This hugely popular lollipop can be made as of the following variations.

1. Chicken lollipop dry

This is the popular version of chicken lollipop, where batter marinated chicken lollipops are deep fried till crisp golden. They are generally served as an appetizer. This version of lollipops are crisp from outside, soft and juicy from inside.

2. Masala chicken lollipop

In these version, fried chicken lollipops are stir fried with onion, ginger, garlic, chilly sauce, Soya sauce and schezwan sauce . These lollipops are saucy or masaledar. It can also be stir fried with schezwan sauce to make schezwan chicken lollipop.

Dry chicken lollipops are stir fried with onion, ginger, garlic , chilly sauce, soya sauce and schezwan sauce. Water is added to make the gravy and corn flour slurry to thicken the gravy.
It is served as a side dish with chicken fried rice and hakka noodles.

Ingredients for chicken lollipop

Chicken wings :  you can buy readymade raw chicken lollipops from shop. Or make them at home from chicken wings. 

Herbs : finely chopped ginger, garlic, celery and green chili paste.

Lemon juice : to make them juicy

Flour : corn flour and maida

Sauces : Red chilly sauce and schezwan sauce.

Spices : White pepper powder, salt, you can use black pepper powder as well in place of white pepper. 

Egg : 1 or 2 beaten egg

Red chilly paste : to give nice red color (optional)

Additional ingredients for chicken lollipop gravy

Soya sauce : use a good brand's soya sauce or organic soya sauce.

Vinegar : white cooking vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Spring onion : chopped finely

Cooking oil : good brand's vegetable oil

Tomato sauce : you can add it in masala chicken lollipop as well.

Serving suggestions

Chicken lollipop dry is generally served as an appetizer or snacks. So you can serve schezwan sauce or sweet chilly sauce along with them.

Chicken lollipop gravy is served as a main course dish. It is best to serve with chicken fried rice or chicken hakka noodles.

Some noodles like hakka noodles, chilly garlic noodles are so good to serve as a side dish with them.

Generally in a standard restaurant 8 pieces of chicken lollipop are served in a full portion.

Chicken lollipop recipe video

Steps to make the recipe

1. Making lollipop from chicken wings

Which part of chicken is used to make chicken lollipop ?

Chicken lollipops are made from drumettes and wingettes part of chicken wings. There are two wings in a chicken and from them you can make four chicken lollipops. 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.

You can read the recipe of Fried chicken wings using with Drumettes.

2 .How to cut chicken lollipop from wings 

Chicken 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 Drumettes and Wingettes part and bend at their joint and push upward the bone. A single bone will come out by piercing the skin of the wing.

Now cut the joint part of Drumette and Wingette. Then hold the Drumette part and push the meat downwards to give lollipop shape.

Now we have wingette and tip part of the wing. Similarly bend their joint pushing upwards the Wingette part.

3. Two small bones will come out from their joint. Now remove the thin bone and cut the tip of the wing.

4 .Press the meat downwards to the tip of the remaining bone and give a lollipop shape.
 This is the simple process of making lollipops from wings. You can do with some practice.
Making and shaping lollipops from chicken wings
Otherwise you can use a sharp knife to cut the join and skin to remove the bone from drumettes part of the wing. Similarly cut and remove the thin bone from wingettes part of the wings and pull the meat downwards to shape the lollipops.

we have the raw chicken lollipops and we need to prepare the batter for them.

Making the lollipop batter

5. In a mixing bowl, add the corn flour, all purpose flour, chopped garlic, ginger, red chilly paste, green chili paste, red chilly sauce, schezwan sauce and  chopped celery.

Then add  salt, white pepper powder, lemon juice and beaten eggs. Now mix everything together to form a smooth medium thick batter. If required pour little amount of water to make the batter smooth.

Instead of refined flour,  rice flour can be used to make chicken lollipop crispy.

 Coating and marinating 

6. Mix and rub the above prepared batter with the raw lollipops properly so that all parts of the lollipops are well coated and  covered with the batter.

Keep them marinated for 1 to 2 hours or overnight to absorb all the flavors. The longer you keep them marinated, the more soft and juicy they would become from inside.

Deep frying

7. Heat adequate amount of oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai over medium high heat flame. And when the oil become hot lower the flame to low.

Now hold one batter coated lollipop from the bone part and remove excess batter downwards. And place the lollipop into the oil carefully. Similarly remove any excess batter from other lollipops and place into the hot oil. 

Fry them over low flame heat till become crisp golden. It will take around 7 to 8 minutes to cook properly from inside as well. 
Making batter, coating and deep frying lollipops for chicken lollipop recipe

Making Chicken lollipop dry

When done remove them on a kitchen towel or paper to absorb any excess oil.

Garnish them on a serving plate and serve hot with schezwan sauce or sweet chilly sauce. You can topped them with some chopped spring onions before serving.

8. Making Chicken lollipop masala

You can make the above prepared chicken lollipop dry into masala or masaledar by following steps.

Heat one tablespoon cooking oil in high heat flame in a pan or Chinese wok and add chopped garlic and ginger. Fry them till light brown. Then add some chopped onions and fry till become translucent.

Now lower the gas flame to low and add red chilli sauce, schezwan sauce and red chilly paste. Mix them nicely with the onions. 

Therefore pour some water around 3 to 4 tablespoon and simmer the sauces for some seconds. Add pepper powder and salt as per your taste. Then add the fried chicken lollipops and mix everything nicely over medium heat flame.

Make a slurry by mixing corn flour with some water and pour over the lollipop mixture. Stir fry them till the sauces become thick and nicely coated with the lollipops.
Stir and mix them nicely so that all the masala coat the lollipops properly from all sides and become little dry.

Adding corn slurry helps to bind all the masala ingredients with the lollipops. 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. 

Serving masala chicken lollipop in a plate

 Making Chicken lollipop gravy  

Similarly you can use the dry chicken lollipops to make the gravy version known as chicken lollipop gravy. I have a separate recipe for this with step by step photos and video instructions. If you are interested then visit this chicken lollipop gravy recipe link. Below I am sharing the recipe in short.

Take a pan or wok and heat one tablespoon oil.  Add chopped ginger and garlic and fry till light brown. Then add chopped onions and fry till become translucent over high heat flame.

Lower the flame to low and add red chilly paste, red chilli sauce, dark soya sauce, tomato sauce and schezwan sauce and  further saute for few seconds.

Now Pour 1/2 cup of  water and simmer. Add pepper powder and salt as per taste. You can add some green chili paste as well at this stage to make the gravy little bit more spicy for Indian taste.

Pour some corn flour slurry and simmer further for one minute. The gravy will start to become thick and glossy. Add  the fried chicken lollipops into the mixture and cook further for another minute.

Check the thickness and seasonings of the gravy. If required add some more salt, pepper and sauce. Remove and serve hot topping with some fresh chopped spring onions over the gravy.

Serving chicken lollipop gravy in a bowl topped with spring onions

Juicy chicken lollipop

Chicken lollipops are crisp from outside and soft and juicy from inside. To make them juicy  prepare a good batter marination. Use lemon juice and beaten egg in the batter.

Lemon juice is a natural tenderizer, will make them soft and juicy from inside. Egg will make a layer to cover the lollipops which in turn prevent the juice to come out from the lollipops while frying. 

Use herbs like ginger, garlic and celery in the batter and keep marinated for at least 24 hours for the best result.

Schezwan Chicken lollipop

You can make schezwan lollipop quite easily by adding schezwan sauce along with other ingredients in the batter to marinate the lollipops.

After deep frying them to crisp golden follow all the steps mentioned above to make masala chicken lollipop. Add schezwan sauce with along with other sauces.

Green chicken lollipop

Green chicken lollipops in a plate

These chicken lollipops are so versatile that you can make them using a green sauce known as pataya sauce. These green chicken lollipop are called as Pataya chicken lollipop. Spinach and coriander leafs are used to make the green sauce. In Hindi leafs are called as patta so the term Pataya is used for this green sauce.
Spinach and coriander leaves are blanched and then blend into fine paste. After frying ginger, garlic and onion, add this green puree and cook for one minute. Then pour half cup water and simmer. Add pepper powder, salt, green chilli paste . Cook for a while and then add fried chicken lollipops. Give a good mix. Pour corn flour slurry and cook until the sauce become thick and well coated with the lollipops. Sprinkle chopped green spring onions and remove to serve. Don't use red chilli sauce, red chilli paste and schezwan sauce while making the lollipop batter. Instead use green chilli paste. Rest of the ingredients are same 

Difference between chicken drumsticks and Chicken lollipop

Three pieces of chicken drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks and lollipop has a huge difference. Both are from different part of a  chicken.
  • Chicken drumsticks is a part of chicken leg piece, drumstick is the lower calf part of the leg known as tangdi.Whereas lollipop is made from the wings part of a chicken.
  • Chicken lollipop have skin with meat  but drumsticks have only meat no skin.
  • Chicken drumsticks is big in size and more in weight as compare to chicken lollipop.
  • Drumsticks is not use to make chicken lollipop , it is often used in kebabs preparation like chicken tangdi kebab.
Lollipops are little bit spicy and hot, generally served with schezwan sauce or sweet chilly sauce. You can baked them in an Oven or deep fry in oil.

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How to make chicken lollipop recipe at home 

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Prep time.    Cook Time.    Serving
15 min            15 min.                 2
Author :- Mobasir hassan


    For chicken lollipop dry
  • 6-8 pieces of chicken wings.
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly sauce.
  • 1/2 teaspoon schezwan sauce.
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon green chilly paste
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  •  1/4 cup Maida
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
   For masala chicken lollipop
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly paste
  • 1/3 teaspoon schezwan sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions.
  • Small handful chopped spring onions.
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 teaspoon corn flour slurry
   For chicken lollipop gravy
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 teaspoon dark soya sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chilly sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon red chilly paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon tomato soup
  • 1/4 teaspoon schezwan sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • 1/3 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • small pinch of sugar
  • 3 teaspoon corn flour slurry
  • salt as per taste
   How to make the recipe

    Make lollipop batter
  1. Take corn flour and all purpose flour in a mixing bowl and mix the chopped  ginger, chopped garlic, red chilly paste, red chilly sauce, schezwan sauce, green chilli paste and chopped celery.
  2. Then add salt, white pepper powder,   lemon juice and beaten egg.
  3. Give everything a fine mix to make a  smooth batter. If required add little amount of water.
   Make chicken lollipop dry
  1. Wash and clean the lollipop pieces and pat them dry completely.
  2. Mix these lollipops with the batter  evenly so that all parts are covered with the batter.
  3. Let them marinate for 2 to 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai in medium flame.
  5. Bring the marinated lollipops and remove excess marinate from them.
  6. Pour then into the oil one by one  carefully. Keep the heat flame to low.
  7. Fry the lollipops for 7 to 8 minutes in slow flame till crisp golden.
  8. Remove them in an absorbent paper to  absorb any excess oil from them.
  9. Garnish a plate and serve the chicken  lollipop dry with schezwan sauce.
   Make masala chicken lollipop
  1. Heat half teaspoon oil in a wok or deep  vessel pan in high flame.
  2. Add half teaspoon of ginger and garlic  and saute.Then add half of the chopped onions and fry them in high flame.
  3. When onions become translucent lower the heat and add red chilly paste and schezwan sauce. Mix and pour little water. Stir everything well.w
  4. Now add the fried chicken lollipops and mix well. Add 1/3 teaspoon white  pepper powder and salt as per taste.
  5. Then pour  corn flour slurry into the above mixture and continue to stir.
  6. When the mixture become little dry and the masala coated the lollipops evenly switch off the flame and remove them in a serving plate. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve.

   Make chicken lollipop gravy

  1. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a wok in high flame and add the chopped ginger, garlic and onion. Fry them till onions become translucent in high flame.r
  2. Lower the flame and add 1/3 teaspoon  red chilly paste, 1/4 teaspoon red chilly sauce, 1/4 teaspoon tomato ketchup and schezwan sauce. Mix everything.
  3. Add 1 cup water into the above mixture and simmer for a while.
  4. Then add salt as per taste, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder, 1/3 teaspoon green chili paste and a small pinch of sugar.
  5. Further add 1/3 teaspoon dark soya sauce into the mixture.
  6. Now pour the corn flour slurry, mix and summer for one minute. The gravy will start to become thick and glossy.
  7. Add the fried chicken lollipops and further simmer for a minute. Sprinkle chipped spring onions into the gravy.
  8. Check the seasoning and thickness of the gravy and remove to serve with fried rice and noodles.

    Chicken lollipop gravy video

       Nutritional value(estimated only)
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
  •  Iron:-. 2.9%  |  Fiber :- 6.8%
                         SERVING TIPS
  • 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 as well.
                      RECIPE NOTES
  • You can marinate the chicken lollipops in the batter for 24 hour for the best results.
  • While frying the lollipops in oil , keep the flame low to cook it from inside properly.
  •  You can avoid using green chili paste. It is used to give the chicken lollipops a bit more spicy flavours.
  • Before frying the lollipops, remove excess batter from the lollipops by pressing them . Either lollipops with have a thick batter coating .
  • You can marinate them in butter milk also before applying the batter also. A pre marinated meat always become juicy and soft.
  • The most important thing in preparing  chicken lollipop is the process of making the wing into a lollipop shape.
  • You can buy a ready-made chicken wings with lollipop shape from supermarket store. Or you can make it yourself with chicken wings at home.
  • To make the wings into a lollipop shape is not a tough process. You need  a close look and practice, the rest is simple. .
Different types of cooking method for chicken lollipop

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 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
Mozzarella Chicken 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.
You can read more gravy recipe like this  Chilli chicken gravy  recipe as well
For more recipe of Indo-Chinese Cuisines please check the following links for details
Chicken manchow soup recipe
Gobi Manchurian recipe
Complete Paneer chilli Recipe
Crispy Chicken Recipe
Chicken ghee roast recipe
Ginger Honey Paneer Recipe
Chicken cafreal recipe
Also check some of best recipes of Indian Cuisines :-
     Samosa recipe
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous October 3, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    omg i would like to try this recipe

  • Laura Bush
    Laura Bush October 29, 2019 at 5:17 PM


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