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

Procedure

  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

Assembly

  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.

Notes

  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

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Mikka Wee is a happy little hobbit who loves to eat, but is allergic to exercise. Armed with a heart for travel, she likes to go on random adventures and book spontaneous flights. If she's not hunting for the next seat sale, Mikka likes to read, write in her blog, cuddle with her dog Rocket, and make sandcastles on the beach. See More.

  • kitkat

    Cool Stuff. Gotta try this tonight for dinner. Chicken with a twist.

    • http://findingfragments.wordpress.com/ Mikka Wee

      Great! Tell us how it goes! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1342263882 Tina Cillo

    weeee!!!! can’t wait to try this!
     

    • http://findingfragments.wordpress.com/ Mikka Wee

      Awesome possum! Go for it, Tina!!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/enJOYwithJOY enjoywithjoy

    I was wondering can I substitute the peanut butter with tahini? How do you make the chicken lollipops looking like lollipops?? I could never make it clean and pretty :-(

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      You actually can. And it’ll taste good as well, especially if you love tahini. :) just follow the procedure we’ve included. After dipping the chicken in batter, dredge in breadcrumbs and gently form it into a ball – fill you hand with breadcrumbs and try to form it with your hands. (the batter helps in forming it into a ball by filling up the spaces in betweek the chicken meat and skin. it acts as glue)

  • Bigdoctorphil

    Oh god… This looks horrrrrriiiblllyyyy.. Delicious!

    jk.. This is gross as hell

  • sandrita

    Once again, you’ve outdone yourselves. Brilliant, brilliant ideas. 

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Thanks Sandrita! :)