Crispy Hen Lollipops – Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary

These hen lollipops, served with a sticky, candy and spicy dip make a enjoyable and attention-grabbing appetizer or get together meals. They’re a bit of bit fiddly to organize, however they go down an absolute storm at any gathering.

A plate of chicken lollipops with a bowl of spicy dipping sauce. One of the wings is being dipped into the sauce and is dripping. The wing is being held by fingers with pink-painted fingernails.


  • Take one of many hen wings and place on a safe reducing board. Utilizing a pointy knife, rigorously lower the wing into three items – slicing on the joints. Discard the sharp suggestions of the wings.

    10 complete hen wings

  • Take the center piece of the wing and punctiliously lower the meat across the bone on the thickest finish. You don’t need to lower any meat off, you simply need to detach it from the bone at one finish.

  • Push the hen flesh down the 2 bones, utilizing your fingers till the meat is pushed right down to the tip. It takes a bit of little bit of effort, and you might have to rigorously use your knife a few occasions to detach any meat you may’t push down.

  • As soon as the meat has been pushed down the 2 bones, the smaller bone might be eliminated. Merely pull and twist the smaller bone and it’ll come free.

  • Take the bigger piece of the hen wing you chop earlier and lower the hen away from the bone – this time on the skinny finish. Push the hen flesh down utilizing your fingers till the meat is pushed right down to the tip.

  • Repeat with the remaining wings. It’s best to have hen 20 lollipops altogether.

  • Preheat the oven to its lowest setting – that is for maintaining the wings heat, as you’ll have to cook dinner in two batches)

  • Warmth the oil over a medium warmth in a big, thick based mostly pan that appropriate for deep frying, till it reaches 175C/350°F. Alternatively, you need to use a deep fats fryer.

    Oil for deep frying

  • Whereas the oil is heating, combine the cornflour, baking powder, garlic salt, pepper and paprika collectively in a big bowl.

    60 g (½ cup) cornflour (cornstarch in USA), ½ teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, ½ teaspoon floor black pepper, ½ teaspoon paprika

  • Place the hen wings within the bowl and toss to coat them evenly within the coating. Take away the wings from the bowl and place on a plate.

  • Add the flour, rice vinegar and water to the remaining cornflour that’s left within the bowl and blend, utilizing a balloon whisk till mixed. This provides is the second coating for the hen.

    60 g (½ cup) plain (all-purpose) flour, 1 tablespoon Chinese language rice vinegar, 120 ml (½ cup) chilly water

  • Dip a hen wing within the moist batter and switch to coat. Permit any extra batter drip off and punctiliously add to the new oil to deep fry.

  • Repeat with the remaining wings. It’s best to be capable of cook dinner as much as 10 hen wings at a time, in case your pan is giant sufficient.

  • Prepare dinner for 6-8 minutes, shifting the hen round within the pan a few occasions to forestall it sticking collectively.

  • As soon as cooked, take away the hen from the oil and place on a baking tray and place within the oven to maintain heat, whilst you cook dinner the second batch.

  • Repeat with the remaining wings.

  • While the hen lollipops are cooking, make the sauce by including the entire sauce elements, to a small saucepan.

    1 tablespoon minced ginger, 4 tablespoons honey, 3 tablespoons mild brown sugar, 4 tablespoons darkish soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sriracha chilli sauce

  • Stir collectively and produce to the boil. Flip down the warmth and permit to bubble gently for two minutes, then flip off the warmth.

  • Place the hen lollipops on a tray or plate. For those who like, you may wrap the very ends of the bones in a bit of foil.

  • Serve the hen lollipops with the sauce and garnish with a sprinkling of chopped spring onions (scallions).

    3 spring onions (scallions) finely sliced

✎ Notes

Can I air fry as an alternative of deep frying?
You will not get the fairly the identical crispness and golden color, however you may air fry the lollipops and so they’ll nonetheless be fairly crispy.
If you wish to air fry the lollipops, solely coat within the dry coating (do not add the plain (all-purpose) flour, rice vinegar and water). 
As soon as the lollipops are coated within the cornflour coating, spray them liberally with spray oil, then air fry them (stand them up when you can) at 200C/400F for 20-25 minutes, till fully cooked by way of. Make sure you transfer the wings across the air fryer basket a few occasions throughout cooking.

Different sauces for dipping:

Be aware on dietary info:
Dietary info is approximate, per hen lollipop – not together with the sauce.
I’ve estimate that approx. 5ml (1 teaspoon) of oil is absorbed for every lollipop in the course of the frying course of. That is simply an informed guess.

The sauce works out to be approx 460-500 energy for the entire thing.


Energy: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFats: 9gSaturated Fats: 1gPolyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 5gTrans Fats: 0.1gLdl cholesterol: 19mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.01gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.4mg

Key phrases hen wings, finger meals

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