Essential Chicken Lollipop

cropped-hi-res-chicken-lolipops-2097987_1920.jpgThis mouth-watering picture depicts a popular Filipino appetizer, “Chicken Lollipop.” When we searched for the perfect recipe for it, we came across the Filipino Style Recipe Blog, a collection of Pinoy (Filipino) recipes compiled by a native of the Philippines who is living and working far away from home. Please spread the word about his blog and share his recipe, adapted here:

CHICKEN LOLLIPOP

Chicken Lollipop has a spicy and delicious taste. It is meant to be served with your favorite dip. This dish is made by marinating the chicken wings in a spicy batter, coating them with bread crumbs and then deep frying in hot oil until they are golden brown and crispy.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes (plus marinating time)

Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients:

10 pieces chicken wings

1/4 cup flour

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup bread crumbs

salt and pepper to taste

cooking oil for frying

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Procedures:

Part 1

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut the chicken wings through the soft joints.
  2. Carefully slide a sharp knife around the tip of the bone.
  3. Separate the meat from the bone and gently push down the meat until a lollipop shape is formed.
  4. Repeat the procedures for remaining pieces.

Part 2

  1. In a bowl, combine chicken, cayenne, salt and pepper. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Add beaten eggs and flour. Mix well until coated, then roll in bread crumbs.

Part 3

  1. In a frying pan, heat oil over a medium heat.
  2. Deep fry the chicken for about 10 minutes or until colors turn to golden brown and tender.
  3. Drain on paper towels and transfer to serving plate. Serve chicken lollipop with your favorite dip.