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chicken lollipops placed around a small bowl of schezwan chutney in a white plate, served along with a drink, and a few extra lollipops on the side

Chicken Lollipop Recipe

step by step recipe for making restaurant style chicken lollipop at home from scratch
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 1830kcal


  • 15 chicken lollipop pieces

1st Marinade

2nd Marinade

  • 2 tablespoon corn flour
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon maida / all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon water adjust as needed


First Marination

  • In a large bowl, mix together red chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, soy sauce, chilli vinegar, and salt.
  • Mix in the chicken lollipop pieces, and let the chicken marinate in the spice mix for 15-20 minutes.

Second Marination

  • In a bowl, mix together corn flour, rice flour, maida, red & kashmiri chilli powder, salt & pepper powder, and add the mix to the marinated chicken, along with some water, and mix everything together. Adjust the quantity of water required little by little as there will be some moisture from the earlier marinade.
  • The goal is to get a semi thick paste-like marinade, that you will need to ensure is applied somewhat evenly over the lollipop pieces right before frying them. You might also need to re-shape the lollipop pieces before spreading out the marinade on them, just before you fry them.

Frying Chicken Lollipops

  • In a frying pan, heat up the oil, and drop the lollipop pieces, a few at a time, so as to not overcrowd the pan, and fry for 5-7 minutes till the chicken has cooked, and has turned crisp and golden brown.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala, and serve with schezwan chutney or green chutney.


  1. If you don't have access to ready made chicken lollipop pieces, then you can make them at home from chicken wings. See video shared in the post above, or click here to see how to convert wings to lollipop.
  2. If you want a stronger garlic flavor, instead of using red chilli paste, you can use half and half of red chilli paste and chilli garlic paste or just substitute red chilli paste with chilli garlic paste.
  3. Some prefer to add egg in the second marinade, which will give you a runnier batter & a thicker coating on the chicken. Which is fine if you prefer that, but it will not look or taste like the authentic chicken lollipops available in the restaurants.



Calories: 1830kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 137g | Fat: 117g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 555mg | Sodium: 4354mg | Potassium: 1371mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4232IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 9mg