Cheesy Chicken Pops




Cheesy chicken pops are  excellent butlered hors-d’oeuvre for a party menu. These delicious, cheese oozing bite-sized appetizers are just ideal for big parties where there is lot of mingling around and there is still time for the main course to be served. They can be prepared in advance, even a couple of days prior to the party and stored in the freezer,thawed and fried just before serving.

They can be passed around with party tooth picks or satay sticks and paper napkins/tissues. And if the party is a glamorous one how about trying the tooth picks with swarovski crystals like the ones I found online on



I am serving these hot and melt in the mouth chicken pops at the Fiesta Friday Anniversary party. The biggest and most sophisticated party online. The elegant party host Angie has made sure it is celebrated in style. This week happens to be the ‘Appetizers & Amuse-Bouches’ round. So, I am rushing to Angie’s place @ The Novice Gardener. Two most amazing blogger friends Hilda @Along The Grapevine and Julianna @Foodie On Board are co-hosting this big event.They are going to make sure every one is going to have a great time. Do join us for some fun and feasting 🙂

  Cheesy Chicken Pops

What you need:

  • 500 g  boneless chicken mince
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. tandoor masala/ chicken masala
  • 1/2 a cup fresh cilantro/coriander leaves chopped

Mix all the ingredients and grind without water.Make small balls with this dough.

For the stuffing:

  • 1 cup grated cheese( you can add some cream cheese too)

Make a hole in each chicken ball.Stuff each chicken ball with some cheese and seal it with the same dough.


Dipping batter:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • enough water 


Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth dipping batter. Dip each chicken ball in the batter and deep fry in medium hot oil.

Serve hot with or without a sauce. Enjoy….








78 thoughts on “Cheesy Chicken Pops

    1. Thanks a lot dear Julie 🙂 Those toothpicks are so glamorous right? Even I happened to come across them. Can be used for some special parties 😃 Thank you again 💕
      (Sorry for the previous message. It was mis sent )

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  1. Any appetizer that can be made ahead of time are high on my list of ones to make when I entertain… yet, these chicken pops are at the top of that list thanks to the delicious flavors you offer! I love everything about them… from the “stick” to provide ease of eating, to the masala flavor, to the cheese… well done, skd! ❤ Delicious!

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    1. Thank you Nancy 🙂 You must still be having the tandoori masala which Sonal sent you. You can try the chicken pop recipe then. Even I like to prepare a few dishes in advance for parties, otherwise I would start panicking on the d day 😓


    1. Thank you Hilda😊 The crystal picks are so elegant. .aren’t they? But I am not sure I can see them going in to the trash can after use lol 😢😫


  2. Wow, such a great Indian version to these cheesy chicken lollipops. Love the sticks too, where did you get those from? I’m sure there won’t be many left at today’s gathering, so I hope you’ve made a double batch 🙂


    1. Thank you so much Loretta 😃 I got those sticks from a local super market. The crystal ones are gorgeous right? I was expecting huge crowds at the fiesta this week, so managed to make enough. Actually made and freezed a day before 💕😃


  3. I love those crystal cocktail sticks!! That’s what I call food bling! Your chicken pops look and sound delicious! I can see myself not moving away from this platter at the party! Have you ever tried to bake them? I’m not good with frying so I might give these a go in the oven – may have to change the shape though – hmmmm…

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    1. Thank you so much Selma☺ Aren’t they so elegant. I think we can crumb coat and bake them. I am not sure how the flour batter will take to baking. Have you tried the AirFryer? I have heard it is close to deep frying without the oil.


    1. Stephy dear. Of course you are a master chef and cook and bake like a pro. My recipes are so much more simpler. I would be on top of the world if you take fancy to any of them😉And you have exclusive rights to pick borrow use any of my recipes😊Thank you for making me smile and caring about me.Sweet Stephy -the lady with a golden heart💛

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