Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Linda Hirst
"Popsicles speak to me of summer and fun, and are one of my favorite American food icons. When you present something savory in Popsicle form, it always brings a smile."
Makes 10 servings
1. Pound chicken to 1/8 inch thick between 2 pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Trim each piece into a rounded Popsicle shape.
2. Place flour in a shallow dish; place eggs in a second shallow dish. Combine panko and cheese in a third shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour, dip in eggs, and then coat thoroughly with panko mixture.
3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan; heat to 350°. Fry chicken, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done. Drain on paper towels until cool enough to handle; insert craft sticks. Serve immediately.