Looking to elevate your chicken drumstick game, then look no further then this quick and easy recipe for grilled peach and whiskey chicken lollipops. Oh and did I mention they are a crowd please for any party or dinner setting? The secret ingredient is the homemade sauce. The sweet, savory and spicy notes from the sauce make for the perfect chicken coating.
For this recipe, I used fresh pre-cut chicken drumsticks. To get the lollipop effect, trim the access chicken skin and meat along the leg of the drumstick.
Tip: Using a trimming knife, start at the bottom of the meaty part, slice around the bone and pull the skin down towards the joint. Trim off any access pieces left on the bone.
Next, season the chicken with Dad’s All Purpose rub. Hold the chicken lollipops by the joint and thoroughly season around the meat for that extra flavor.
Fire up the grill and set it up for direct grilling. I like the temp to be 375 degrees. Place the seasoned chicken lollipops directly on the grate or on a chicken leg rack and grill for 30 minutes.
The star of this recipe, is the peach and whiskey glaze. If there is one sauce you should make from my recipes, it’s definitely this one! I’m going to make this as a wing sauce too.
In a sauce pan add peach preserve, whiskey of choice, sriracha and a little more Dad’s All Purpose rub . Mix the ingredients together. The alcohol content will cook off making it safe to be consumed by children. All that’s left are the sweet, spicy and smokey notes.
Bring the sauce to a boil and then simmer over low heat. Whisk occasionally until the mixture thickens.
Once the chicken reaches 165 degrees internally, dunk the chicken lollipops into the sauce. Continue grilling until the sauce starts to caramelize, approximately 2-3 more minutes.
Remove the peach and whiskey chicken lollipops from the grill, add your favorite side and enjoy!
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