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Monday, September 8, 2014

Chicken Lollipop!

What's not to like about this dish...chicken and lollipop...what could possibly go wrong :) Jokes apart, this is something I have always wanted to try out, but never get around to doing due to some reason or the other...you know how it is, and considering how lazy I am, it did end up in the back burner for a while..until now.

So, when A finally requested this as the starter for his birthday menu, I jumped at the opportunity...well, literally anyway :D You actually get fresh chicken lollipops, which just need to be cleaned...something I never realized, probably because I haven't looked hard enough!

Which left me with trying to find a really good recipe...and for once, I was actually lost. I thought of looking around for the perfect chicken lollipop recipe, but then decided against it...why not go with the flow! So, I have come up with a recipe, which I am sure is more or less the standard way of making chicken lollipop fry, the difference being that this was cooked with absolutely no oil! I know I have been promising to do a review of the air fryer..and I will do it...trust me!! The air fryer requires absolutely no oil, which resulted in yummy, spicy and oil free chicken lollipop fry!

For now, on to the recipe....

INGREDIENTS                                                                                                   


  • Chicken lollipops- 8 pieces
  • Coriander powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder- 2 teaspoons
  • Corn flour- 4 teaspoons
  • All purpose flour- 4 teaspoons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
To grind
  • Dried red chilies- 6 to 7 depending on how spicy you want the marinade
  • Green chilies- 2 (optional)
  • Ginger- 1/4 inch
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curd- 4-5 tablespoons
METHOD
  • Clean the lollipops with some salt and vinegar to get rid of the raw smell. Wash them with water twice and the 3rd rinse should be done with salt and vinegar/lime juice to give a shiny and clean look to the chicken.
  • Marinate the lollipops with the spice powders, corn and all purpose flours and the lemon juice.
  • To this, add the "ground mixture". While grinding, ensure that no water is added, because the marinade already has a liquid consistency.
  • Marinate the lollipops for at least 15 minutes to  a half hour.
  • If using the saucepan, fry in about 5 tablespoons of oil for about 3-4 minutes on either side, till both sides are sufficiently golden brown.
  • If using the oven, roast the lollipops for about 20 minutes, 10 minutes on either side, in a 180 degree oven, preheated for 10 minutes.
  • If using the air fryer, roast for 12 minutes at 190 degrees.

And that's it...scrumptious chicken lollipops are ready! Serve hot!!


A few pointers to keepin mind...the only reason I added the chilly powder was for some color. Green chilies, as mentioned above, are totally optional. The end result for me was spicy, but to each his own.

Do try this out and let me know how it turns out! Till next time, adios amigos and God bless!


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