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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.

You can watch a small SlideShare for chicken lollipop recipe

Here you will get a complete details with all the basic informations to make chicken lollipop.

So before we start let's learn some more in depth details about it with step by step....

Different version of chicken lollipops

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 slurry  is used to thicken the gravy or sauce.

It is used as a main  course dish and served with fried rice and noodles.

Which part of chicken is used to make chicken lollipop ?

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.

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

Difference between chicken drumsticks and lollipop

Chicken drumsticks and lollipop has a huge difference. Both are from different part of a whole chicken.

Chicken drumsticks is a part of chicken leg. Which itself can be divided into two parts. The drumsticks is the lower calf part of the leg and the upper Top part is called thigh.

Whereas lollipop is made from the wings part of a chicken.

Chicken lollipop have skin with the meat  but drumsticks have only meat no skin.

Chicken drumsticks is big in size and more in weight as compare to chicken lollipop.

Chicken 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
Chicken drumsticks

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 :-  15 minutes

Cooking time :-  15 minutes

Total time :- 30 minutes

Difficulty :- easy

Serve :- 2 servings

Author :- Mobasir hassan

Ingredients :-

    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

   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.

   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.

   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

   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 or phulka 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.

Below you can read all the step by step method with photos for better understanding

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

 Preparation :-

Lollipop chicken

 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 .

Lollipop shape making process from wings

How do you cut chicken lollipop wings ?

 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.

Step 01
 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.

Step 02
 Cut the joint part of Drumettes and Wingettes. Now hold the Drumettes part and push the meat downwards to give it a lollipop shape.

Step 03
 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.

Step 04
 Now remove the thin bone from it. And cut the tips part of the wings.

Step 05
 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

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

How to make chicken lollipop batter :-

Step 01
 Take a mixing bowl, add the corn starch and all purpose flour.
 Corn starch will make it more crisp from outside.

Step 02
Add chopped Garlic, Ginger, Red Chilly Paste, green chili paste, red Chilly sauce, schezwan sauce and the chopped Celery.

Step 03
 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

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

✓ How to make chicken lollipop dry :-

Step 01
 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.

Step 02
 Before frying the lollipops remove the excess batter from it.

Step 03
 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
Step 04
 Remove them from oil and keep on tissue paper to absorb excess oil.

Step 05
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 and also known as dry lollipop.

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

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.

✓  Masala chicken lollipop recipe ( masala chicken lollipop dry) :-

How to make masala chicken lollipop :-

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

Also you need to mix 1/2 teaspoon of Corn starch with 3 teaspoon  of water to make a dilute mixture(slurry) in a cup or bowl.

Step 01
 Take a pan or wok , add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil and heat in high flame.

Step 02
 Add the chopped ginger, garlic and onions and sauteed for 1 minute. Slow the flame.

Step 03
 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.

Step 04
 Add 1/3 teaspoon of white pepper powder and salt.

Step 05
 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
Step 06
Stir continuously till all the masala covered the lollipops properly and become little dry.

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

Step 07
 Switch off the flame and remove them in a plate and serve hot topping with some fresh chopped spring onions . Masala lollipop is ready to serve.

 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

✓How to make Chicken lollipop gravy  :-

Serving chicken lollipop gravy
Chicken lollipop gravy

Ingredients :- 

 All the ingredients mentioned above are same for chicken lollipop gravy recipe.

Step by step method  :-

Step 01
 Take a Non stick pan or wok and heat 2 teaspoon of 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.

Step 02
Add 1/ 3 teaspoon of red chily paste, 1/4 teaspoon of red chilli sauce and little tomato ketchup and schezwan sauce and  further saute for a while.

Step 03
 Now 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.

Step 04
 Further add 1/3 teaspoon of green chili paste and mix well the mixture and continue stirring. Green chilli paste will make the gravy spicy. You can avoid to use it.

Step 05
Again add 1/4 teaspoon of dark soya sauce to the mixture and continue stirring.

Step 06
 Mix 1 teaspoon corn flour with  water and pour over the above sauce  and let it simmer for 1 minute.
 The sauce will start to become thick and glossy.

Step 07
 Add  the chicken lollipop pieces into the mixture and cook further 1 minute.
 Let all the sauce mix with the lollipop . Check the thickness of the sauce and if required add little water corn starch mixture.

Step 08 
Add some fresh chopped Cilantro and Spring onions.

Check the seasoning and remove the gravy in a serving bowl and serve hot topping with some fresh chopped spring onions over the lollipop gravy.

Serve chicken lollipop gravy with fried rice or noodles. This gravy can also be served with Cauliflower Manchurian fried rice recipe.

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

Also check some of best recipes of Indian Cuisines :-

     Samosa recipe
     Aloo paratha recipe


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