Chicken Lollipops

Total Time:
40 min
20 min
20 min

4 to 6 servings

  • Desired type of oil, for frying
  • 24 fresh whole chicken wings
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • Sea salt
  • 3 limes, quartered
  • In a Dutch oven or other large heavy pot, heat 4 inches oil to 375 degrees F over medium-high heat.

  • Using kitchen shears or a knife, separate the wings at the joint. Reserve the drumette, saving the wing for homemade chicken stock, if desired. Stand a drumette on its wide end and, holding the narrow bone at the top, use a paring knife to push and scrape the skin and meat downward to expose the bone and make a plump "lollipop" of chicken at the bottom. Repeat with the remaining drumettes.

  • Place the honey and chopped chipotles in a bowl and whisk together.

  • Fry the "lollipops" in batches until crispy and golden brown, about 6 minutes, allowing the oil to come back up to temperature in between batches. Drain on a paper towel.

  • Place the fried "lollipops" on a platter, bone up, and drizzle the honey-chipotle sauce over the top. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve with lime wedges.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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