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Chicken Lollipop Recipe - How to make

Chicken lollipop

An Indo-Chinese starter made by chicken wings or drumsticks, and called chicken lollipop due to its resemblance to lollipop
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 5
Calories 274 kcal


  • 1 Kg Chicken drumsticks 9-10 pieces generally
  • 3-4 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1 Onion medium size, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 4 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 1 tsp Red chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 2 tbsp Chopped spring onion


  • First of all, wash the drumsticks and drain well. Now in a big mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt to smooth and add 2 cup of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to it and mix well. Soak the drumstick in this and cover the bowl with cling film. Keep the bowl in fridge for at least an hour. You can keep them soaked for more time, this will tenderise chicken more.
  • After that, drain them completely and with the help of knife, scrape all the meat towards the head of drumsticks to give them lollipop shape.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper powder, 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder, corn flour and all purpose flour to the drumsticks and mix them well so that they are nicely coated.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai/pan for deep frying over medium-high heat. Shape all the drumstick heads round and deep fry them 3-4 drumsticks at a time,until they are cooked properly and are nice golden brown in colour.
  • Take them out and put them on a plate with kitchen towel.
  • Now in a wide pan, add 2 tablespoon oil from the hot oil. Add chopped onion and saute for a minute. Add 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste and saute again till the raw smell fades.
  • Add chilli sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, salt, red chilli powder to it and saute again. Now add 1/2 cup of water and bring the mixture to boil. Add sugar and mix well. Let the sauce cook and thickens a little.
  • Add fried chicken pieces now and toss them in the mixture so that they are well coated. Switch off the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onions and cover the bone part of drumsticks with foil for easy pickup.
  • Serve Hot and Enjoy.


  1. Don't skip the soaking part as that helps in tenderising the chicken pieces and make them more juicy.
  2. Don't fry the drumsticks on either too hot or too low heat. They will be cooked nicely when fried in medium hot oil without soaking excess oil.
  3. You can cook them in air fryer too for 15-17 minutes on 180 degree temperature or in oven for 25-30 minutes on 200 degree temperature.
  4. For more crispier version, add half tablespoon all purpose flour and half tablespoon rice flour.


Nutrition Facts
Chicken lollipop
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 750mg33%
Potassium 367mg10%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 76IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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