Chicken wing lollipops!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by smokinal, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Have some friends coming over Wed. night & they always want smoked wings. So this time I thought I'd make the chicken wing lollipops. I have never made them before, so I thought I would do a trial run first last night. Started with about a dozen wings. Rinsed them off & cut the ends off first.


    Next I cut the middle bone out at the joint, trying to just cut the tendons and not the bone.


    Next using a sharp paring knife cut all around the top of the bone.


    Next start to scrape the meat pushing it down the bone.


    There are a few little tendons that you will need to cut and continue to push the meat down the bone.


    Keep working the meat down the bone all the way around. See the little tendon, it needs to be cut.


    Next just pull the meat down over the end of the bone turning it inside out.


    Throw them in a bowl with the middle bones & coat them with EVOO, salt, and pepper. Make sure they are coated all over.


    I let them sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, then on the rack ready for the smoker.


    I fired up the Smoke Vault with mesquite chunks. I like mesquite for poultry and I also like the Smoke Vault for poultry. It will get to 325 easily & stay there all day. Even if you open the door, it only takes a minute or two to recover. It's getting nice TBS, so it's time to put the wings on.


    Here they are in the smoker, they will take about 1 1/2 hours to get done.


    Next step is tossing them in a bowl with Frank's hot wing sauce and melted butter. I like to get the regular buffalo wing sauce instead of the hot so that I have a little more control over the heat. Some of our friends like a milder hot wing & this is perfect for them. For the ones who like a lot of heat like Judy & I we just add some Louisiana hot sauce or Tabasco to kick it up a notch.


    Ready to eat with some celery & blue cheese dressing to clean your palate between wings.


    All in all it was a fun way to make wings & if I have the time to spend I probably will do it this way all the time. I will for sure do it like this on Wed. for our friends. Thanks for looking folks & I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I enjoyed making them.
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look way delicious Al!!

      Thanks for the "how to" post!!

    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great Al !!!
  4. bigcase

    bigcase Smoke Blower


    Another great post Al, thanks for sharing.
  5. tom c

    tom c Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Al, great post.
  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    They look great Al...Just curious, why did you not do the same to the mid-wing sections? The meat pushes down pretty easy then pull out the smaller of the two bones for a similar presentation...JJ
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great post Al - Love chicken lollipops and yours look great 
  9. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Great post AL! I love wings!
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well JJ, I guess we'll give that a try next time. It just didn't seem like there was enough meat on the middle bone to do that with, but I'll give it a try. 
  11. Looks delish Al. No bacon wrap though.
  12. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    This is a great way to do wings.  Great as always Al!
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Trying to eat healthy! [​IMG]
  14. papagreer

    papagreer Meat Mopper

    Nice pops, Al. I bet kids would love them...minus the sauce....maybe some BBQ sauce. Thanks for the instructions. 

  15. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    Wow those look good Al,  Thanks for posting them up [​IMG]
  16. AL.. Those lollipops look Awesome!!! Thanks for the detailed tutorial will really help anyone wanting to try this smoke. The q-view was great!![​IMG]
  17. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    once again Al you've outdone yourself. awesome job!
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Good job Al (I didn't know you had a vault) thoses things are a pain in the a** to make but they are really cool. I have had to make 7 dozen one time for a caterng job. Did I loss my butt on that one.
  19. Nice job Al!

    Looks delicious!!!

  20. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Great Post Al!

    Pics are fantastic, as well as the write up. Those wangs looks great

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