This recipe is extremely easy and has just a few ingredients! Your guests would never expect such a big awesome flavor comes from a 4 ingredient recipe.
It’s absolutely delicious and easy to eat! Removing that extra skin and tendon gives us a clean handle to hold on to while we mow down and our hands stay gorgeous and grease free! The only napkins you’ll need are for your drool when you smell these babies cooking!
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Hot Butter Lollipop Chicken:
- Chicken Drums
- 2 Sticks of Butter
- 1 Cup of Louisiana Hot Sauce
- 1/4 Cup of Soy Sauce
The hardest part of this recipe is to lollipop the chicken. Once you figure out the first one, the rest are easy! About 2-3 inches down the leg bone, take a sharp knife and cut around it. You’ll start to see the meat, skin, and tendons separate. Keep going in a circle until you can see that the skin, meat, and tendons have all separated from the part that you’re keeping. Take your thumb and push up from the cut to the top of the bone. Once you reach the top of the bone, take your thumb and push the skin up and over! It’ll look like this.
Take your butter, hot sauce, soy sauce and put them in a microwave safe bowl. Nuke it until the butter is melted. Yes – of course you could melt it on the stove top, but we’re all about making this easy! Boom – this is your sauce and marinade.
Put your chicken in a Ziploc bag, pour in half of your sauce, seal, and place in the fridge for 4 hours or so. We’re keeping the other half to use as a baste when our chicken is cooking.
Setup your grill for classic indirect heat. We only want heat on one side of our grill. We’re going to place our chicken on the opposite end and close the lid. That indirect heat will slowly cook our chicken to juicy heaven!
Once your coals are mostly grey and you’re holding a temp of around 350, place your chicken on the grill. The marinade will have clumped by now because of the cold temperature in the fridge solidifying the fat in the butter.
Close your grill lid and let the chicken cook. Take your leftover sauce that hasn’t touched the chicken and baste your chicken every 10 minutes or so. We really want this flavor to cook in! After about 50 minutes or so, your chicken should be done. It’s pretty hard to screw this one up! To be certain, an instant read thermometer is good to have on hand. Make sure your chicken has hit 165 degrees and you’re golden!
Wow! Look at this! Buttery, spicy, salty, goodness! It’s so juicy, packed with flavor, and easy to do! Check this one out!