Passover food is my favorite: vegetables, vegetables, and more vegetables. This is when all the spice and spirit come out in the kitchen to enhance our limited food choices. We think we are limited with tastes to nurture our palates on this holiday of freedom, but truth be told, we are very much spiced up with the Passover selections in the stores, now a days. This is when we get creative and dress to impress. This is exactly what I did with my ‘Passover The Chicken Lollipops’ – get it! Passover those lollies my way…. They are SO GOOD!
These Chicken Lollipops make great appetizers – fun food for kids and adults. Warning you, make a lot. This recipe calls for 6 full chicken breasts (cutlets), which makes plenty, although; if you’re planning a party double the recipe.
6 boneless chicken breasts, cutlets
1 cup panko crumbs – spicy – Cajun
1 cup matzah meal
1 tsp. Rosemary
½ cup fresh parsley finely minced
½ cup matzah meal or cake meal – to dip chicken in order to dry before dipping in egg
3 eggs, beaten
Oil for pan cooking
Lollipop Dipping Sauce:
Combine all ingredients, and place in bottle with small tip. Add on plate next to lollis.
4 tbsp. avocado or a mayo of your choice
1 tsp. lime juice
¼ tsp. sharwarma spice or cumin
¼ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1- Combine panko crumbs matzah meal, rosemary, and parsley
2- Set aside a few plates for: eggs, crumbs, and matzah meal or matzah cake meal
3- Rinse chicken and cut in squares – approx. 2 inches
4- Stick a skewer in each piece of chicken. Dip in matzah meal (shake off excess) and than dip in egg than dip into spicy panko mixture.
5- In large skillet add oil and place the lollipops in the pan over medium heat turning every two minutes or less on each side.
5- In a preheated oven place all the lollipops on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and cook for 10 minutes maximum. You want to keep the chicken juicy. Please make sure the chicken is cooked through.
Embrace, Enjoy, Live, love, Laugh, and EAT!
Yogi in the Kitchen