Firecracker Chicken Lollipops Recipe
For the glaze:
Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 pellet grill to 325ºF, set up for indirect grilling.
To prepare the chicken lollipops, lay the drumstick on it’s side. Slice off a sliver of the cartilage and meat at the fat end, to allow the drumstick to stand upright. Next, where the meat meets the bone, cut down through the meat and cartilage down to the bone, all the way around the bone. Push the meat down to the fat end, and pull the skin and cartilage up to the skinny end, and remove from the bone.
Combine the Cattleman’s Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoning and brown sugar. Season all meat surfaces of the chicken lollipop. Place on the main cooking grate and grill until the internal temperature reaches 155ºF-160ºF.
While the chicken cooks, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a small skillet or sauce pan. For more heat, add the optional Grinder’s Death Nectar Hot Sauce. Start with a very small amount. It is VERY hot! Place on the glaze on the grill to warm.
When the chicken reaches 155ºF-160ºF, dip the chicken in the glaze, covering all of the meat, then return to the grill. Repeat this with all lollipops. Continue cooking another 5-10 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches at least 165ºF and the glaze has tacked up. Remove and serve warm.