Baked Chicken Lollipop – the most amazing drumette appetizer that is shaped like a lollipop. Marinated with hoisin ginger and baked to juicy deliciousness!
Originally published it June 27, 2012. Updated with new photos.
It’s Novevmber starting this weekend so holiday season is not that far off now. Are you starting to think of the many parties and family get-together? I am not sure about you, I have been thinking of all the delicious food, cookies, and sweet desserts that I am going to make and eat soon. Today, I would like to share a perfect appetizer that will appeal to all your guests, then you have definitely got to try this Chicken Lollipop recipe. Bite-size finger foods are always a hit at any social events, especially if it’s on a stick and so easy to prepare (no skewers needed). Yet the result is so scrumptious, flavorful and has a cool name like Chicken Lollipop.
The basic idea of the chicken lollipop is to cut the meat around the base of the chicken wing drumette and pull it towards the top so it’s shaped like a lollipop. The great thing about it is the many ways that you can choose to prepare it. You can fry it as it is, bread it, or even bacon-wrap it before frying. But today, I am sharing with you this chicken lollipop recipe that you can just bake in the oven.
For now, I’m all in for a simple and delicious chicken lollipop with an Asian flair—with Hoisin and ginger marinade. The ingredients can be purchased easily from any stores now. Go to the ethnic food section of your regular supermarket and I am sure you can find hoisin sauce, a sweet savory sauce used in Chinese and Asian cooking.
The choices of dipping sauces are practically limitless: spicy garlic chili sauce, sweet chili sauce, ketchup, or anything you like. Either way, these amazing chicken lollipops are just so juicy, succulent, and such a treat to the entire family, including picky eaters. One tip which I am going to share: wrap your bone part with aluminum foil so the overall presentation looks great, plus it’s cleaner to just hold it on the hand. And we all don’t have to be reminded that we are holding onto the bone of the drumette.
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