Bacon Wrapped Sriracha Chicken Lollipops

Bacon Wrapped Sriracha Chicken Lollipops

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  • 2lbs. chicken drumsticks (6-10)
  • 1lb. bacon 
Sriracha BBQ Sauce (Glaze): 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha 
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce 
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar 
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup ketchup 
  • 2 tbsp lime juice 
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
Sriracha Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha 
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

1. Rinse chicken drumsticks and pat dry with paper towel.

2. Peel the skin off the drumsticks; the bacon helps maintain moisture and keeps the chicken from drying out.

3. Combine marinade ingredients, pour over chicken, and marinate in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.

4. Remove chicken & discard marinade.

5. Using a sharp knife, cut around the bone, close to the knuckle end of the drumstick. Cut through tendons then press the meat down firmly to form a lollipop, trimming loose tendons with knife or kitchen scissors for better presentation. Pull remaining skin and cartilage off the knobby end of the drumstick and clean it up with a knife or kitchen scissors.

6. Wrap each drumstick with a piece of bacon and stand upright on Frogmat or wire rack for easy transfer to/from REC TEC grill.

7. Smoke at 250°F for 2 hours brushing with glaze every 10 minutes for last 40 minutes.

8. Increase temperature to 300°F for last 10 minutes as necessary to ensure a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.

Sriracha BBQ Sauce (Glaze): 
1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, heat the oil and sauté the garlic until fragrant (approximately 30 seconds). 

2. Add remaining ingredients to sauce pan and reduce heat to low. 

3. Stir occasionally for 20 minutes or until sauce has thickened; do not allow sauce to boil. 

1 Review

  • Lollipops

    Posted by Mike Lambert on 31st May 2018

    I have made these multiple times. Excellent taste not too hot. As a option to save time, you don't have to make the leg a lollipop. Leave the leg whole. Great party treat. Everyone loves them.

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