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Cafedirect Smooth Roast Coffee: Easy Chicken Lollipop Recipe

cafedirect smooth roast coffee easy chicken lollipop recipe
Looking for a simple way to add oomph to a favourite homecooked dish? This recipe is just what you need! Served like a lollipop and using freshly brewed coffee in a savoury chicken recipe, this dish is guaranteed to bring an element of fun whatever the occasion.

cafedirect smooth roast coffee recipe
Preparation Time: 2 hrs for marination; 15 mins to cook
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 8 Chicken Lollipops
For best results, use Cafédirect Smooth Roast Coffee

( To Marinate )
300gm (4 pcs) Chicken wings
1 tbsp Cafédirect Smooth Roast Coffee
1 tsp Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Corn starch
1 tsp Sesame oil

( For Sauce )
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
10 gm Garlic
20 gm Shallot
5 gm Ginger
1 cup Freshly brewed Cafédirect Smooth Roast Coffee
3 tbsp Mirin
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
½ tsp Dark soy sauce
½ tsp Black pepper powder
¼ tsp Smooth Roast coffee grounds
1 tbsp Spring onion (sliced)

  • Separate chicken wings at the two joints (not using the tip of the wings) and scrape the flesh along the bone towards the top of each joint and shape into a lollipop.
  • In a bowl marinade the chicken lollipop with coffee powder, oyster sauce, corn flour and sesame oil. Mix well to coat all over the chicken. Cover and place it in the refrigerator for 2hrs.
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C. Bake the chicken lollipops for about 15mins.
  • For the sauce: In a wok pour the oil over medium-high fire, add garlic, ginger and shallot. Sauté till light golden brown.
  • Add the mirin and stir to evaporate the alcohol.
  • Add the brewed coffee, oyster sauce, dark sauce and black pepper and cook till the sauce thickens to a sticky consistency.
  • Add the baked chicken lollipops into the sauce and toss to coat evenly.
  • Transfer the chicken lollipops onto the serving plate and sprinkle with spring onion.
Cooking Tips / Notes
  1. Cashew nuts can be added for extra crunch
  2. Capsicums can also be diced and added to the wok
  3. Ratio for brewing coffee is 1:5 ( coffee : water ) by volume
Special thanks to Allspice Institute for creating this recipe for Cafédirect.


  1. This looks yummy! I need to try this recipe. I also love how your dishes always look so professional, your presentation is always beautiful.

  2. Unfortunately I am not a coffee drinker. But this recipe is interesting to use coffee as marinade.

  3. The chicken looks so dark. I wonder how it tastes like.

    1. I guess that because dark soy sauce is added. You can try omitting it for a lighter shade. I reckon the taste would be bitter sweet. xoxo

  4. Looks yummilicious! And I seems to have smell the coffee aroma....must be great coffee..

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Shirley!

  6. The coffee must add a really unique twist on the flavor.

  7. I haven't had a chicken lollipop is a long time. So going to have to try out this recipe.

  8. This recipe sounds delicious!
    Kisses, Paola.


  9. Thanks for sharing the recipe...
    It looks so delish
    and nice plating.
    Nice pics ♥


  10. Chicken with coffee? Interesting dish.

  11. Such a fun idea! Love the marinade and the presentation!


  12. Dear Shirley!
    It looks really delicious!
    In any case thank you very much for the recipe and the pretty photos

  13. So nice and unusual recipe! Sounds delicious! :)

  14. Wow! Lollipop made from chicken. Yummy!

  15. Omgosh ..this looks absolutely mouthwatering, Shirley! ^.^ Will definitely give this a try one day xx


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