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Karaage Rooster Lollipops – RecipeTin Japan

Karaage Rooster Lollipops are a elaborate type of Karaage Rooster. They’re crispy on the skin and juicy on the within. Because the identify suggests, a rooster lollipop comes with a bone as a stick, connected to the meat that’s formed right into a ball.

Hero shot of Karaage Chicken Lollipops.

My Karaage Rooster Lollipops are made with rooster wingettes by pushing the meat and pores and skin right down to the tip of the bone. By eradicating one bone (wingettes have two skinny bones), it turns into a lollipop-like form.

In Japan, it’s not known as rooster lollipop, however known as tulip rooster (チューリップチキン) as a result of it resembles a tulip.

Alternative ways of creating rooster lollipops

Most rooster lollipop recipes use rooster wings. I used solely the wingettes (center a part of the rooster wing) to make rooster lollipops, however you too can make them with drumettes.

The chicken wing sections.

Some recipes even use a drumstick, though it will likely be a really massive lollipop.

There are two methods of creating a lollipop form utilizing a winglette or a drumette.

Technique 1: Push the flesh to the broader finish of the bone (away from the tip) by sliding it alongside the bone to the tip. By pushing the flesh firmly, it types a spherical form like a lollipop with a bone as a stick. The wingette has two bones inside, so take away the thinner bone to make it appear to be a lollipop.

Step-by-step photo of how to make chicken lollipops.

Technique 2: Push the flesh right down to the broader finish of the bone (away from the tip) by sliding it alongside the bone, then flip the flesh over to the opposite finish of the bone, turning the flesh inside out. This may make a bigger lollipop than the lollipop made in Technique 1. See the photograph beneath.

Tulip-like Chicken Lollipops

Technique 1 makes a compact lollipop that appears like a tulip earlier than opening petals. Technique 2 makes a bigger lollipop that resembles a tulip with opened petals. I personally assume that Technique 1 is suited to the wingette and Technique 2 is suited to the drumette.

In case you are not fussed concerning the look, you’ll be able to go away the 2 bones intact when making lollipops with wingettes just like the photograph beneath.

Karaage Chicken Lollipops with two bones intact.

What’s in My Karaage Rooster Lollipops

The substances are similar to that of Karaage Rooster besides that every piece of rooster comes with a bone. My recipe makes use of Technique 1 to make rooster lollipops.

I used wingettes with the tip intact as a result of it’s simpler to make a lollipop this manner than making it with out the tip.

Lately supermarkets promote rooster wings with out ideas (offered as V-wing) or a mix of wingettes and drumettes (offered as rooster nibbles) and it’s not straightforward to seek out rooster wings with the three parts intact. I generally have to purchase rooster wings with all three parts intact on the rooster store as an alternative of the grocery store.

Should you can solely discover rooster wingettes and/or drumettes, that’s OK. The method of creating a lollipop is barely completely different however the finish outcomes are the identical.

Ingredients for Karaage Chicken Lollipops.

  • Rooster wingettes with the tip intact
  • Corn flour/cornstarch
  • A couple of pinches of pepper (elective)
  • Oil to deep fry


My Karaage Rooster recipe provides mirin to the marinade, however I omitted it in at this time’s recipe to present it a barely salty flavour.

  • Soy sauce
  • Cooking sake
  • Ginger juice squeezed from grated ginger

The way to Make Karaage Rooster Lollipops

My recipe card makes use of Technique 1. See the video.

Step-by-step photo of making Karaage Chicken Lollipops.

  1. Make rooster lollipops utilizing both methodology 1 or methodology 2 described within the previous part.
  2. Marinate rooster lollipops in a ziplock bag for 20 minutes.
  3. Pat-dry the marinated rooster and coat them with corn flour/cornstarch totally.
  4. Deep-fry the rooster lollipops for about 6-7 minutes turning them over a few instances.
  5. Switch the rooster onto a rack to empty oil.

In case you are utilizing a bowl to marinate rooster lollipops, you have to to marinate just a little bit longer. You must also flip the rooster over a few instances in order that the rooster is evenly coated within the marinade. I added a observe in my recipe card.

I like my Karaage Rooster Lollipops with the pores and skin aspect out (Technique 1), as a result of the skin of the rooster is crunchier than the lollipops with the contemporary aspect out. Karaage Rooster Lollipops are good for nibbles and bento bins too.

Half-eaten Karaage Chicken Lollipops on a plate.


Watch How To Make It

Hero shot of Karaage Chicken Lollipops.

Karaage Rooster Lollipops

Karaage Rooster Lollipops are a elaborate type of Karaage Rooster. They’re crispy on the skin and juicy on the within. They’re nice for nibbles and ideal for bento bins.

Because the identify suggests, rooster lollipops include a bone as a stick, connected to the meat that’s formed right into a ball.

Cook dinner Time assumes you cook dinner rooster lollipops in 2 batches.

Watch the video.

Remember to see the part ‘MEAL IDEAS’ beneath the recipe card! It provides you an inventory of dishes that I’ve already posted and this recipe that may make up a whole meal. I hope it’s of assist to you.

Recipe Kind:

Appetiser, Important



Key phrase:

rooster lollipop, rooster wings recipe, karaage rooster, tulip rooster

Serves: 2 -3 servings

Creator: Yumiko

Substances (tbsp=15ml, cup=250ml)

  • 12
    rooster wingettes
    with the tip intact (observe 1)
  • 3-4
    corn flour/cornstarch
  • Oil to deep-fry
  • A couple of pinches of pepper


Making lollipops (observe 2)

  1. Place a rooster wingette on a chopping board with the internal aspect going through up.

  2. Lower the internal aspect of the pores and skin and the flesh at about 5mm/3⁄16″ from the joint between the wingette and the tip, away from the tip.

  3. Maintain the wingette and the tip with each palms and break the wing the place the flesh was reduce. Reveal two bones by pulling the wing tip down.

  4. Place the wingette upright, the tip aspect up, and maintain the 2 revealed bones on the high tightly with proper and left fingers (thumb, index finger, and center finger).

  5. Slide the fingers down alongside the bones, detaching the flesh off the bones and pushing the meat downwards till you can’t slide it down any extra. You need to see a small ball of flesh on the backside.

  6. Maintain the small ball of flesh on one hand, with the tip nonetheless intact, and twist/rotate the thinner bone with the opposite hand to detach it from the joint (observe 3).

  7. Lower the tip of the wing off and tidy up the form of the flesh as much as appear to be a lollipop.

  8. Repeat the method for the remainder of the wingettes.

Marinating Rooster Lollipops

  1. Put the rooster items and the Marinade substances in a plastic bag (observe 4) and therapeutic massage nicely guaranteeing that the rooster items are totally coated within the marinade.

  2. Marinate for 20 minutes, throughout which flip the bag over and therapeutic massage a few instances.

  3. Take away the rooster from the bag and take away extra marinade from the floor of the rooster utilizing kitchen paper.

Making Karaage Rooster Lollipops

  1. Coat the rooster items in corn flour/cornstarch. Be sure that the meat is totally coated within the corn flour, together with the cavity.

  2. Put oil in a frying pan to 1cm deep and warmth it to 180°C/356°F.

  3. Gently place the rooster items within the oil. In case your frying pan just isn’t massive, you want to fry them in batches. I fried the rooster in 2 batches.

  4. Fry for 2½ – 3 minutes (observe 5), then flip them over and fry for an additional 2½ – 3 minutes (observe 5).

  5. Flip them over for the final time and fry for 15-30 seconds (observe 5).

  6. Switch the Karaage Rooster Lollipops onto a tray with a rack or lined with kitchen paper to empty oil. Sprinkle pepper over the rooster if you’re utilizing it.

Recipe Notes

1. My rooster wings with out drumette weighed 670g/1.5lb in whole. After making lollipops for the wings, it weighed 560g/1.2lb. Assuming that the yield share of the wingette is 65%, it accommodates 364g/0.8lb of edible portion.

I purchased rooster wings and reduce the drumette off every wing in order that I can get wingettes with the tip intact. I used the drumette in different recipes, equivalent to Simmered Winter Melon with Rooster Drumette and Simmered Rooster Drumette in Candy and Bitter Sauce.

It’s simpler to make a lollipop if the tip of the wing is undamaged, however even when your rooster wingettes don’t include a tip, you’ll be able to nonetheless make rooster lollipops. See observe 2.

You may make rooster lollipops utilizing drumettes as nicely. However I feel it’s higher to flip the flesh to make the lollipop form with a drumette (please learn my put up about two completely different strategies of creating a rooster lollipop).

2. In case you are utilizing a wingette with out the tip, you need to use a knife or scissors to chop the connecting tissue on the tip-end of the wingettes as a place to begin to slip the flesh down alongside the bones. The identical methodology might be utilized when utilizing drumettes.

3. It seems to be higher to have a single bone protruding of the ball of rooster, however when you can’t be bothered, you don’t must take away the skinny bones. You’ll then have a lollipop with two sticks. See the pattern photograph of Karaage Rooster Lollipops with two bones within the put up.

4. As a substitute of utilizing a plastic bag, you need to use a bowl to marinate the rooster. However you want to toss the rooster within the marinade typically in order that the rooster items are totally coated within the marinade. The length to marinade rooster items in a bowl needs to be about half-hour.

5. The deep-frying length varies relying on the scale of your lollipop. I cooked it for about 1 minutes and 45 seconds on both sides.

6. Diet per piece. It assumes that fifty% of the marinade is absorbed into the rooster and the oil absorption price is 5%.

serving: 35g energy: 81kcal fats: 6g (8%) saturated fats: 1.3g (7%) trans fats: 0.0g polyunsaturated fats: 1.2g monounsaturated fats: 3g ldl cholesterol: 29mg (10%) sodium: 119mg (5%) carbohydrates: 1.5g (1%) dietary fibre: 0.2g (1%) sugar: 0g protein: 5.3g vitamin D: 0mcg (0%) calcium: 3mg (0%) iron: 0.2mg (1%) potassium: 70.4mg (1%)


Meal Concepts

A typical Japanese meal consists of a primary dish, a few aspect dishes, a soup and rice. I attempt to give you a mix of dishes with a wide range of flavours, colors, textures and make-ahead dishes.

I picked Daikon Fukumeni as one of many aspect dishes as a result of the sunshine flavour of the daikon goes nicely with the flavoursome Karaage Rooster Lollipops. I additionally needed so as to add one thing acidic to steadiness the flavour. I picked a cucumber salad with crab meat for that. It additionally provides a vivid crimson color to the meal. However you’ll be able to have cucumber and wakame seaweed salad as a substitute.

I feel a transparent soup will go nicely with the deep-fried primary dish, however a easy miso soup can also be good.

Meal idea with Karaage Chicken Lollipops.

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