Chicken lollipop recipe

Chicken lollipop (dry) | Masala chicken lollipop | chicken lollipop gravy

Chicken lollipop crisp golden chicken lollipop recipe

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 in Indian subcontinent. It is loved by all section of the society.  The young, kids and the elder also love to eat chicken lollipops.

It can be defined as spiced batter coated chicken wings( lollipops) deep fried till crisp golden. The lollipop recipe can be divided into the following parts......

1. Chicken lollipop dry
This is the popular version of chicken lollipop, where batter marinated chicken lollipops are deep fried till crisp golden. These are generally served as an appetizer. They 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.
3. Chicken lollipop gravy
  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 or sauce.
It is served as a side dish with fried rice and noodles.

Steps to make the recipe

Which part of chicken is used to make chicken lollipop
Pieces of chicken wings for making chicken lollipop recipe

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.

How to cut chicken lollipop 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.
Making lollipop by Holding and pressing chicken wings by hands

Two small bones will come out from their joint.
Making lollipop from wing by breaking wingette joint Two bones come out from the chicken wings
Now remove the thin bone and cut the tip of the wing.
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.
Raw lollipops for chicken lollipop recipe

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

 Making chicken lollipop batter

 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 and mix everything together to form a smooth medium thick batter. If required pour little amount of water.
Batter for chicken lollipop recipe

 Coating and marinating 

Mix the raw lollipops into the batter properly so that all parts of the lollipops are well coated and  covered with the batter.
Lollipops marinated with batter for chicken lollipop recipe

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.

Making Chicken lollipop dry

Before frying the lollipops remove  excess marinated batter from them.
 Heat oil in a deep vessel wok or kadai on medium flame heat. When the oil become hot lower the flame to low  and add the lollipops one by one carefully.  Fry the chicken lollipops in slow flame to cook  completely from inside.
It will take around 6 - 8 minutes to cook the lollipops completely and become crisp golden.
Deep frying Chicken lollipops in oil for chicken lollipop recipe

When done remove them on a kitchen towel or paper to absorb any excess oil from them.
Garnish a serving plate and serve them with schezwan sauce or sweet chilly sauce. Sprinkle some chopped spring onions over the lollipops
Chicken Lollipops served with schezwan sauce for Chicken lollipop dry recipe

Making Chicken lollipop masala

Take a pan or wok , add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil and heat in high flame. Add  chopped ginger, garlic and onions and sauteed for 1 minute. Then slow the flame and add  red chilly sauce, schezwan sauce and  red chilly paste . Stir them gently. Add  fried chicken  lollipops into the mixture. Mix and stir slowly in slow flame. Add white pepper powder,  salt and corn flour slurry.
Preparing masala for masala chicken lollipop recipe
 Stir them nicely so that all the masala covered the lollipops properly and become little dry.
 Adding corn slurry helps to bind all the masala ingredients with the lollipops properly.
 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. 
Garnished lollipops for masala chicken lollipop recipe

 Making Chicken lollipop gravy  

Take a pan or wok and heat 2 teaspoon oil in high flame. Add chopped ginger, chopped garlic, chopped onion and green chili.  Saute for 30 -40 second in high flame till onions become translucent. 
Add  red chily paste, red chilli sauce, dark soya sauce, tomato sauce and schezwan sauce and  further saute for a while.
Pour 1/2 cup of  water and simmer. Add white pepper powder, pinch of sugar and salt as per taste and  cook the mixture in medium flame.
Then add green chili paste and mix well. Green chilli will make the gravy little bit more spicy. You can avoid to use it.
Add some corn flour slurry and simmer for 1 minute. The sauce will start to become thick and glossy.
Add  the fried chicken lollipop pieces into the mixture and cook further for 1 minute.
Check the thickness of the gravy and remove.  Serve hot topping with some fresh chopped spring onions over the gravy.
Serve with fried rice or noodles.

Serving chicken lollipop gravy

Juicy chicken lollipop

Chicken lollipops are marinated in a batter and deep fried in oil till crisp golden. They are crisp from outside and soft and juicy from inside.
To make a juicy lollipop prepare a good marination. Use lemon juice and beaten egg in the batter. Lemon juice is a good tenderizer, will make it soft and juicy. Egg will make a layer covering the lollipops. And this will prevent the juice to come out while frying. 
Use herbs like ginger, garlic and celery in the batter and keep marinated for at least 24 hours for best result.

Schezwan Chicken lollipop

You can make it by adding schezwan sauce in the batter to marinate the lollipops. Fry them till crisp golden and then stir fry with some chopped onions, ginger, garlic, dark soya sauce and schezwan sauce. Add little amount of water and corn flour slurry to make it saucy or masaledar. For schezwan chicken lollipop dry just deep fry them and serve 
Difference between chicken drumsticks and Chicken lollipop
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.
Chicken drumsticks  to make difference with lollpop
 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.
• Here we will discuss how you can make it yourself at home with some clear photos .
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 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
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
Quick Gobi Cauliflower Manchurian recipe
Complete Paneer chilli Recipe
Crispy Chicken Recipe
Chicken ghee roast recipe
Ginger Honey Paneer Recipe
Honey chilli potato recipe
Also check some of best recipes of Indian Cuisines :-
     Samosa recipe
     Aloo paratha recipe


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