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Smoked Then Fried Chicken Lollipops

Have you ever had chicken lollipops? If you haven’t, give these a try. They make a great appetizer.

Length of time from start to finish: 1 hour 40 min
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
  • 4lbs Chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup pork panko
Seasoning:
  • Chipotle blend
  • Lemon pepper
Sweet Buffalo Sauce:
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup wing sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Here is a link to my seasonings https://www.spanglishasadero.com/ use code Fire10

Instructions:

-Preheat your smoker to 350 degrees.

-Now, let’s prep the chicken drumsticks. You want to expose the bone. This is mainly for presentation purposes. Grab a sharp knife and be very careful. With your knife, go around the chicken drumsticks where the meat meets the flat area of the drumstick. Go around it a few times and cut away at the tendons as well.

-Now, grab a paper towel and pull that skin up and over the knuckle. Once you prepped them all, coat them in cooking oil and season with your favorite poultry seasoning.

-Coat them in pork panko (sub regular bread panko) place them in the smoker and leave them smoking until 150 internal temperature. While they are cooking, make your sweet-spicy sauce.

-Place those ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer on low for 10 min and stir consistently so nothing burns.

-Now remove the lollipops and heat up your oil to 350 degrees. Fry them for 5 min or until golden brown. You want the internal temperature to be at 175 degrees on the thickest part of the drumsticks.

-Now toss them in that delicious sauce and serve along your favorite sides.

 Highly recommend a meat thermometer.
Did you enjoy these smoked then fried chicken lollipops? You’ll love my other chicken recipes in the link below! 

Chicken Recipes