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Honey Bacon BBQ Chicken Lollipops
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

Better than any child’s candy, today we’re bringing you a Honey Bacon BBQ Chicken Lollipops recipe! Sweet and smoky for the perfect bite!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Bacon BBQ Chicken Lollipops
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 10-12 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 3 tbsp of Honey Habanero Seasoning or your favorite BBQ Seasoning
  • 6-8 Slices of Bacon cut in half
BBQ Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp of Honey
  • 1 tbsp of Bourbon
  • 1 tsp of Habanero Sauce or any Hot Sauce
  1. 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.
  2. Add the seasoning into a bowl and thoroughly coat the meat. Once coated, wrap a single slice of bacon around and secure using toothpicks. Set aside until ready to cook.
  3. Preheat your smoker for 275F indirect. Add some additional wood chunks or chips for added flavor.
  4. Add your chicken to the smoker (preferably on a smoker rack) and cook for about 2-2.5 hours until they reach 175F. When the chicken is close to being done, add a sauce pan with all the ingredients for the BBQ Glaze. Warm up for 1-2 minutes. Once warm, pull the saucepan off, stir the mixture and carefully dip each lollipop into the sauce until it is evenly coated. Let the excess sauce drain off and place the chicken back on the smoker rack. Repeat for each lollipop, then let cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. When chicken is done, pull off and rest for 2-3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!