Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

   

Are you looking for a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for the summer or any time of the year really? Look no further than these tender and delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks! This recipe is not only cheap but also requires just a few simple ingredients, making it the perfect last-minute dinner idea.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

I love myself and a toss-and-go recipe like my Crock Pot BBQ Pork Chops Recipe. Using a slow cooker is so convenient, especially when you have a busy schedule or want to free up your hands for other tasks. Another advantage of the slow cooking process is that it allows the flavors to fully develop.

So what are you waiting for? Grab some chicken drumsticks and make this easy and delicious slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe tonight! Your taste buds will thank you.

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How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks:

The first step is to add the chicken drumsticks to the slow cooker. I decided to remove the skin of the chicken, but you can keep it if you prefer. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, or any other spices of your preference. Whatever you use, make sure it complements your sauce choice. I kept mine simple. Give those chicken legs a good seasoning massage. Make sure all the drumsticks are coated with seasoning.

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Then, add your preferred BBQ sauce. I use a whole bottle ( 18 oz.) and continue incorporating it until all the chicken is covered with the BBQ sauce. I prefer something that’s both sweet and spicy like Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet’n Spicy  BBQ Sauce

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Next, add unsalted butter to the top and set the crock pot to the desired temperature. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-9 hours, depending on the slow cooker, and trust the process. I assure you that you will not be disappointed. So simple, toss and go!

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The chicken is flavorful, and it completely falls off the bone. It’s super juicy and tender. Make sure to add some of the buttery, delicious BBQ sauce over it, and enjoy!

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Easy, inexpensive, And it’s kid-friendly too!

 

Tips to help you make the most out of your slow cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks:

  • NO PEEKING: Resist the urge to peek – keep the lid on so the heat stays inside the cooker.
  • CAN I PUT FROZEN DRUMSTICKS IN A CROCK POT? Yes, you can use frozen chicken drumsticks in this recipe. As long as the internal temperature of the chicken is at least 165- 170 degrees F.
  • Options: You can also use bone-in/ boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts or chicken leg quarters.
  • CHOOSING A SAUCE:  In my opinion, the BBQ sauce is the key ingredient that can either make or break a recipe. For those without any dietary restrictions, feel free to experiment with any sauce of your choice! I prefer something that’s both sweet and spicy or sweet and smoky. When it comes to low-carb living, my top pick for store-bought brands is G Hughes.  
  • Safety: Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F (measured in the thickest part, not touching the bone). If you’re not sure if the chicken is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
  • Extra Texture: Once the juicy chicken has been slow-cooked to perfection. For a delectable crispy crunch, simply place it on a sheet pan and broil for a few minutes. When it comes to broiling chicken, it’s important to keep a close eye on it! it’s important to achieve a crispy exterior without burning them.
  • Liquids are not needed in this recipe. The meat releases a lot of juices as it cooks. 
  • Leftovers: Store the cooked chicken in an air tight container for up to 5 days

 

Easy-Chicken-legs-Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Are you looking for a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for the summer or really any time of the year really? Look no further than these tender and delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks! This recipe is not only cheap but also requires just a few simple ingredients, making it the perfect last-minute dinner idea.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 301kcal

Equipment

  • Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds chicken legs drumsticks about 4-6
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • or any other spices of your preference.
  • 1 (18 oz.) Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet’n Spicy BBQ Sauce.

Instructions

How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks:

  • The first step is to add the chicken drumsticks to the slow cooker. I decided to remove the skin of the chicken, but you can definitely keep it if you prefer.
  • Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, or any other spices of your preference. Whatever you use, make sure it complements your sauce choice. I kept mine simple. Give those chicken legs a good seasoning massage. Make sure all the drumsticks are coated with seasoning.
  • Then, add your preferred BBQ sauce. I use a whole bottle (18 oz.) and continue incorporating it until all the chicken is covered with the BBQ sauce. I prefer something that’s both sweet and spicy, like Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet’n Spicy BBQ Sauce.
  • Next, add unsalted butter to the top and set the crock pot to the desired temperature. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-9 hours, depending on the slow cooker, and trust the process. I assure you that you will not be disappointed. So simple—toss and go!

Notes

Tips to help you make the most out of your slow cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks:

NO PEEKING: Resist the urge to peek – keep the lid on so the heat stays inside the cooker.
CAN I PUT FROZEN DRUMSTICKS IN A CROCK POT? Yes, you can use frozen chicken drumsticks in this recipe. As long as the internal temperature of the chicken is at least 165- 170 degrees F.
Options: You can also use bone-in/ boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts or chicken leg quarters.
CHOOSING A SAUCE: In my opinion, BBQ sauce is the key ingredient that can either make or break a recipe. For those without any dietary restrictions, feel free to experiment with any sauce of your choice! I prefer something that’s both sweet and spicy or sweet and smoky. When it comes to low-carb living, my top pick for store-bought brands is G Hughes.
Safety: Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F (measured in the thickest part, not touching the bone). If you’re not sure if the chicken is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
Extra Texture: Once the juicy chicken has been slow-cooked to perfection. For a delectable crispy crunch, simply place it on a sheet pan and broil for a few minutes. When it comes to broiling chicken, it’s important to keep a close eye on it! it’s important to achieve a crispy exterior without burning them.
Liquids are not needed in this recipe. The meat releases a lot of juice as it cooks.
Leftovers: Store the cooked chicken in an air-tight container for up to 5 days
 

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Tell me what you think of this recipe, and if you have any questions, don’t forget to get in touch with me. I’m always happy to hear from YOU.

Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak
 

 

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