I don’t recall how and when I fell in love with chicken wings but for as long as I can remember, a plate of sticky chicken wings makes my belly dance a happy tune. That’s one thing I can possibly eat daily, keeping guilt far far away. Back in California, when we noticed this shop called Wingstop, I went bonkers and several nights throughout my pregnancy days, it was our dinner. The madness didn’t stop even after the baby arrived. The variety they offer is just incredible and quite creative. Although chicken wings are available in India, it’s not very common and the flavors are pretty basic. It’s one of those things I miss out here.
Arvind, on the other hand, has always been a fan of chicken lollipops. It’s a favorite in India and almost every other restaurant will have it as one of the appetizers. It’s basically a neat version of chicken wings, where by using the technique of frenching, it’s cut and shaped to form a handle that makes it easy to hold. Needless to say, it’s a time taking procedure but at the end it makes chicken wings easier to eat and it’s less messy as well!
Good thing is that unlike chicken wings, chicken lollipops are easily available in most stores. They come in bulk packets making it convenient for people like me. Arvind missed chicken lollipops out there and so, we have been indulging on it a lot these days with different kind of sauces.
Recently, I tried it with mango chili sauce. I used ripe mango along with the bird eye chili hot sauce that I had shared earlier. The sauce turned out just superb. It works great just as a dip, I even sautéed it with noodles. But with chicken lollipops, absolutely delicious! We washed down the succulent meat with some chilled bear and licked the bone clean.