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Flamin' Hot Chicken Lollipops
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs

Flamin' Hot Chicken Lollipops bringing the summer sweet HEAT!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flamin' Hot Chicken Lollipops
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 611 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 2-3 lbs Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 bag Flamin’ Hot Cheetos finely crushed
Spicy BBQ Seasoning:
  • 1.5 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1.5 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1.25 tbsp Chipotle Powder
  • 1.25 tbsp Guajillo Powder or sub for chile powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tbsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tbsp Dry Mustard
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
Flamin’ Hot Glaze:
  • 1.5 oz Mountain Dew
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  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.” Wrap a little bit of foil over the bones to prevent burning, if you like. Repeat this step for the rest of the drumsticks.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the Spicy BBQ seasoning to a bowl, mix and thoroughly coat the meat. Set aside until ready to cook.
  3. Finally, add the entire bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to a plastic bag and remove as much air as possible. Carefully smash all the pieces until they are a fine grain. Add to a bowl and set aside until ready to use.
  4. Preheat your smoker for 275F indirect. Add some additional wood chunks or chips for added flavor.
  5. 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 Flamin’ Hot Honey 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 glaze drain off, then roll your chicken in a bowl of the crushed up Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Make sure to coat all areas! Repeat for each lollipop, then pull off and let cool.
  6. When chicken is done, pull off and rest for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with chopped scallions, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Flamin' Hot Chicken Lollipops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 155mg52%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 611mg17%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 76g84%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 3437IU69%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.