Lollipop Drumsticks are a really good way of having not just an appetizer but an easy eating and quick serving finger food.
Lollipop Buffalo Drumsticks are a great item to make for appetizer or entrée. I love serving these at parties and cookouts as a matter of fact I don’t use the breading and put then on the grill when I cook out. Everybody loves them. If you ever plan to make a lot of these put your freezer to work for you, just make a small amount every day and freeze them. You will have forty or fifty of them in no time.
Do Your Home Work
If you are going to serve an item like Lollipop Buffalo Drumsticks don’t just assume that blue cheese dip is everyone’s preference. Check with a few of your future guest to see what they like. You would be surprised what you end up with when you let other people participate a little in the menu planning.
Oh sure you can still astonish them with your surprise dishes too, but having other folks make suggestions adds a little fun to the game of cooking.
Always check for doneness.
Even though the drumsticks are dark meat you still don’t want them to dry out and you want to make sure that they cook completely. So, use an instant read thermometer to make sure they coo to 165°.
Stores well refrigerated and can be frozen
These chicken lollipops will keep for 72 hours in the refrigerator. They may also be frozen and should last 3 – 6 months.
When you are ready to reheat leftover chicken from frig let set at room temperature for 30 – 40 minutes. Place chicken into a preheated 300° for about 10 – 15 minutes
From the freezer you should let the chicken lollipop drumsticks thaw under refrigeration overnight and then proceed with the same instruction from the refrigerator. If the chicken has not thawed out overnight let it set a room temp a little longer.
Here is a short video on Lollipop Buffalo Drumsticks preparation the full version is near the bottom of the recipe card.
Lollipop Buffalo Drumsticks
For Spicy Breading
Combine all ingredients for the breading and mix until well blended, set aside.
You can use a knife or poultry shears to get this job done.
Using a knife, cut the skin and tendons around the base of the drumstick.
Then push the meat, skin and tendons off of the bone. Scrape the bone as clean as you can.
At the top of the drumstick cut the knuckle end to make drumstick flat and level. Don’t cut through the meat.
Roll drumsticks in breading patting breading into the meat as you roll them.
Place into 350° preheated oven for 30 - 35 minutes. Remove from oven and check temperature (160-165°).
Dip into buffalo sauce and return to oven for 5 - 8 minutes.
Serve with your favorite sauce or dip.
Serving Size 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 151
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 7.1g11%
- Saturated Fat 2g10%
- Cholesterol 89.95mg30%
- Sodium 376mg16%
- Total Carbohydrate 2.3g1%
- Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
- Sugars 0.1g
- Protein 17.3g35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.