Chicken drumstick and lollipop are both names for the same poultry cut—the drumstick, correct? Yes However, its not entirely true as we can also make chicken lollipops out of wings.
What makes these two names so different is their size and the preparation. See the video below for a good explanation of the process. Its a bit of an annoying to perfect ,but looks great when the fished product is on the table.
What Is a Chicken Drumstick?
A drumstick is essentially the name of the leg of the chicken that has been separated from the thigh. Its very popular because its tasty and easy to eat
What Is a Chicken Lollipop?
A lollipop is the name for the drumstick’s larger, thicker half. In other words, a lollipop is the thicker, rounder top half of the drumstick. Its also what we call the drumstick after an alteration to make it stick up like a lollipop.
Its can also be a wing thats been converted to look like a lollipop. Please see the video below.
Differences Between Chicken Drumstick and Chicken Lollipop
Besides the obvious name differences, the main difference between chicken drumstick and chicken lollipop is the thickness of the meat. The thicker end of the drumstick is the lollipop end.
Chicken drumstick and chicken lollipop are two names for the same poultry cut—the drumstick. Lollipops can be also made out of wings, as discussed above.
However, drumstick is often used to refer to the entire chicken thigh, while lollipop is often used to refer to the thicker, rounder half of the drumstick.
The main difference between chicken drumstick and chicken lollipop is the thickness of the meat. The thicker end of the drumstick is the lollipop end. The nugget-size lollipop and wing portions of a chicken are also called tips.