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Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Lollipops

Have you ever Frenched chicken? Learn how with this delicious recipe

Summer is on the horizon, and you know what that means: grilling season! These chicken "lollipops" from Spiceologist are a sophisticated take on your typical grilled chicken and are actually quite simple to make. To make the lollipops, you simply French chicken drumsticks. Sounds scary and super culinary, but it's quite simple. Here's how.


  • 4 Pounds chicken drumsticks (fresh or thawed from frozen), Frenched
  • 6 Tablespoons Raspberry Chipotle Rub, divided
  • 4 Tablespoons honey


To make the "lollipops," use a sharp knife and cut off the knuckle end of the drumstick (where the wing was connected). Grip the bone tightly and push the meat and skin down toward the meaty end of the drumstick to create a knob.

Preheat grill to medium-high.

In a large bowl, sprinkle 2 tablespoons Raspberry Chipotle Rub over the Frenched chicken drumsticks and toss to coat.

Place on the hot grill. Turning every few minutes to prevent burning.

In a small bowl add the remaining 4 tablespoons Raspberry Chipotle Rub and 4 tablespoons honey. Stir to combine. Baste over the chicken lollipops for the last 5 minutes of cooking, turning occasionally to prevent burning.

Serve immediately.