Chicken Lollipops

Elevate your appetizer game with these irresistible chicken lollipops that are as fun to eat as they are delicious!

Perfect for parties, game days, or simply as a tasty snack, these are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

With their crispy exterior, tender chicken meat, and flavorful seasoning, each bite is a burst of savory goodness.

Let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to make these crowd-pleasing  snacks that are guaranteed to disappear in no time.

Chicken Lollipops
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  • 12 chicken drumettes (wingettes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Barbecue sauce or dipping sauce of your choice, for serving


  1. Start by preparing the chicken drumettes. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut around the base of each drumette near the bone and push the meat down to form a “lollipop” shape. Discard any loose skin or cartilage.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the chicken lollipops with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder (if using), salt, and pepper until evenly coated. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Dredge each chicken lollipop in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven to 350°F (175°C). Carefully add the chicken lollipops to the hot oil in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  5. Fry the chicken lollipops for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked lollipops to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  6. Once all the chicken lollipops are fried, transfer them to a serving platter.
  7. Serve the chicken lollipops hot with barbecue sauce or your favorite dipping sauce on the side.
  8. Enjoy these fun and flavorful chicken lollipops as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Fun Presentation: The “lollipop” shape makes these chicken drumettes visually appealing and easy to eat with your hands.
  2. Crispy Coating: Coated in a seasoned flour mixture and fried to golden perfection, these chicken lollipops have a satisfyingly crispy exterior.
  3. Versatile Seasoning: Customize the seasoning to your taste preferences by adjusting the spices or adding your favorite herbs and seasonings.
  4. Crowd-Pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a party or simply enjoying a snack at home, these chicken lollipops are sure to be a hit with everyone.

Chicken lollipops are a fun and flavorful appetizer that’s perfect for any occasion.

With their crispy coating and tender meat, they’re sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests.

So why not give this easy recipe a try and enjoy a deliciously fun snack that’s sure to be a hit?