Dining & Wine

The Butter Chicken Lasagna Guy’s Air Fry Chicken Lollipop

July 14, 2022

This summer, chef Rick Matharu, tastemaker, food expert and winner of Food Network Canada’s Recipe to Riches reality TV show, is giving us a sneak peek into one of his favourite family recipes, Chicken Lollipops. This party-ready appetizer will have your guests coming back for seconds, with deep tandoori flavours and a crispy breading. The best part? It’s easy to follow, using everyone’s favourite new cooking method, air frying. Whirlpool’s new Air Fry Oven, an innovative appliance that integrates your air fryer right into your home makes traditionally difficult recipes, fun and simple. —Vita Daily

Air Fry Tandoori Chicken Lollipop

5 Chicken Drumsticks, skin on
1 clove Garlic
2 small Red Chilli
½ inch Ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
½ whisked whole Egg
2 tablespoons Ghee
1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
2 teaspoon Tandoori Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
½ teaspoon Garam Masala
½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
Cilantro leaves, garnish

Using a mortar and pestle, grind together the garlic, chilli, and ginger with the lemon juice into a paste. In a small bowl, combine together all of the spices, give them a mix, before adding into the mortar and pestle and grinding into the paste to make the marinade. To create the lollipop drumsticks, use a sharp knife to cut around the bone just below the drum of meat. Scrape down and off any excess meat and cartilage to create the stick of the lollipop. Push the meat forward into a tight ball to make the lollipop shape. To have the drumsticks stand up on their own, you may need to slightly trim the bottom of the ball of meat to create an even stand. In a large bowl, mix and marinate the meat with the spice paste. Add in the egg and half of the ghee. Dust over the all purpose flour and cornstarch onto the drumsticks and until they are well coated. Add in the remaining ghee and mix the chicken lollipops well. Stand the drumsticks in the Whirlpool Air Fry Basket, ensuring they are not touching and are spread out well. Using the Whirlpool Air Fry Mode, Air Fry at 400℉ for 25 minutes on the middle rack. Add a foil lined baking sheet underneath the Air Fry Basket for easier cleanup and to catch any drippings. Air Fry until the outside is crispy and the internal temperature is 165℉. Recipe tip: for an authentic kick, sprinkle the hot and freshly Air Fried Lollipops with chaat masala. Garnish with cilantro and serve alongside a mint chutney! Makes 5 servings.



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