Have you ever seen chicken lollipops? These Maple Hot Chicken Lollipops are an adult child's perfect mix of a great meal that’s also fun!
Maple Hot Chicken Lollipops
Author: Derek Wolf
½cupof Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning or similar
½cupof Maple Syrup
Start by making a cut about ⅓ of the way done the drumstick towards the knuckle side. Slice all around the drumstick and pull off the excess meat/skin until the bone is the only thing showing. Trim off any excess tendons, then press the meat down to form your “lollipop.” Repeat this step for the rest of the drumsticks. Add the seasoning into a bowl and thoroughly coat the meat.
Preheat your smoker for 325F indirect. Add some additional wood chunks or chips for added flavor.
Add your chicken to the smoker and cook for about 1.5 hours until they reach 175F. When the chicken is close to being done, add a sauce pan on with the maple syrup. Warm up for 1-2 minutes. Once warm, pull the sauce pan off and carefully dip each lollipop into the syrup until it is evenly coated. Let the excess syrup drain off and place the chicken back on the smoker. Repeat for each lollipop, then let cook for 5 more minutes.
When chicken is done, pull off and rest for 2-3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!