Chicken Lollipops with Peanut Butter

Words: Mikka Wee/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/July 9, 2012

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“It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time! Peanut Butter Jelly Time! Peanut Butter Jelly Time!”

If that doesn’t ring a bell, then poor you. Since I don’t want to alienate you, I’ll let you in on the joke by sharing this 22-million-view video. If you think you have better things to do than spend a minute and 46 seconds to watch it, then maybe this profound gif might suffice.


But here’s a dish you seriously shouldn’t miss: Peanut Butter Jelly…Chicken Lollipops! Did I type that right? Oh yes I did. It’s another one of those weird savory-sweet recipes that are sure to bring the party right inside your mouth! (Figuratively, of course.)

Peanut Butter & Jelly has been a timeless tandem that has satisfied most sweet teeth. And since we like to play with our food because we are crazy (and slightly juvenile), we slathered some of this awesome stuff on a couple of chicken lollipops. After taking a bite, we were transported to Peanut Butter Jelly Heaven where Mr. Banana now resides.

So, dear Mr. Banana, this recipe is our tribute to you. May your spirit live on in these Chicken Lollipops and touch as many lives as your crazy Internet dance did.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Lollipop

Yield: 2 dozens

Ingredients for the Chicken Lollipop

  • 1 kg chicken lollipop (about 2 dozens)
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce, or any soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • oil for frying

Ingredients for the Chicken Lollipop Breading

  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup fine Italian bread crumbs

Ingredients for the Peanut Butter Glaze

  • 1/4 cup American style creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup hot water

Ingreidents for the Jelly Glaze

  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1-2 tbsp hot water


  1. Marinate chicken lollipop in salt, soy sauce, pepper, garlic and sugar for 30 minutes.
  2. Preapare two bowls.
  3. In one bowl, combine egg, flour and water – whisk together until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, put the bread crumbs.
  5. Form chicken into lollipops, dip in the batter and coat with bread crumbs.
  6. Repeat for the rest of the chicken lollipop.
  7. Deep fry in batches for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Mix in all ingredients of Peanut Butter Glaze. Set aside until ready to use.
  9. Whisk together all ingredients jelly glaze. Set aside until ready to use


  1. Dip one side of the chicken in the peanut butter glaze and the other side in the jelly glaze.
  2. Repeat for all chicken lollipops.
  3. Serve.


  1. You can also just drizzle the glaze on the chicken lollipop so you can control the sweetness.
  2. Different jam flavors can be used depending on your preference.
  3. You can omit syrup in peanut butter glaze if find it too sweet.
  4. You can buy pre-fabricated chicken lollipop in the supermarket to make the process easier.

Mikka Wee

Managing Editor

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.