Recipe courtesy of Alex Garcia

Dominican Chicken Lollipops: Chicharron de Pollo

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 34 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 4 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 shallots, peeled and trimmed

1 onion, cut into large dice

4 garlic cloves

1 bunch cilantro

1 bunch parsley

2 bay leaves

12 peppercorns

1/4 cup dried oregano leaves

3/4 cup white vinegar

1 1/4 cups salad oil


24 chicken wings trimmed and sectioned, tip and 2-bone section reserved for stock, meat pushed down to expose the single bone making a drummette or lollipop

Flour, for dredging

Canola oil, for frying

Jalapeno Dipping Sauce, recipe follows

Jalapeno Dipping Sauce:

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons mustard

1 tablespoon honey

1 jalapeno, halved


  1. In a food processor, puree the shallots, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, bay leaves, peppercorns, and oregano with the white vinegar. Add the oil (do not puree, just mix in) and season with salt. Cover the chicken drummettes with the marinade. Marinate chicken, covered and refrigerated, for at least 4 hours.
  2. In a large size frying pan, heat 1-inch oil. Drain the chicken from the marinade. Dredge the chicken in flour, season with salt and pepper. Fry the drummettes until cooked through. Serve on a platter with Jalapeno Dipping Sauce.

Jalapeno Dipping Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the vinegar. Once warm, add the mustard, honey, and jalapeno. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve.