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Smoked chicken lollipops with cola BBQ sauce

You had us at chicken lollipops, Char-Broil…..We here at Inside Tailgating are always looking for great finger food, and this chicken leg recipe is beyond cool, fun and trendy too! Delicious and easy to eat? Let’s do it!

Look for this and other great recipes in the “Great Book of Grilling” a new cookbook released this month by Char-Broil, the classic grill-makers who have been in business since 1925. Fox Chapel Publishing gave us an early glimpse of the cookbook which is 329 pages of bright, colorful and easy-to-read and easy-to-follow recipes geared toward outdoor cooking. The 300 recipes include appetizers, main courses, salads, vegetables and desserts, everything for the novice backyard burger-flipper to the experienced grill master.

Smoked chicken lollipops with cola BBQ sauce


24 chicken legs
1 cup hickory wood chips

for wet rub
5 tbsp cayenne hot sauce
5 tbsp.olive oil
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup garlic powder
4 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp. oregano
2 tsp salt

for cola BBQ sauce
1 cup cola
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp steak sauce
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp black pepper


Preheat for smoker at 250°F;

Using a sharp chef’s knife; cut and remove the skin that covers the
bone of each chicken leg to shape them like a lollipop;

Mix all of the wet rub ingredients in a bowl then dip each chicken
leg into the mixture to give them an even coating;

Place the chicken lollipops in your smoker and add about 1 cup of
hickory wood chips for smoking; Smoke until internal temperature of
the chicken reaches 165°F

Mix all of the cola BBQ Sauce in a saucepan and simmer for
10 minutes.

Serve the chicken lollipops with cola BBQ sauce; Enjoy.

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