"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."
10 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
10 craft sticks
How to Make It
Pound chicken to 1/8 inch thick between 2 pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Trim each piece into a rounded Popsicle shape.
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.
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.