These slow cooker chicken drumsticks are coated in a spice rub and barbecue sauce, then cooked to tender perfection in the crock pot. A super easy 3 ingredient dinner option that takes just minutes to assemble.
I’m all about my slow cooker these days, I’m constantly making teriyaki chicken and beef stroganoff. This chicken drumstick recipe is so simple, yet so very satisfying and it’s kid friendly too!
In my opinion, chicken drumsticks are an underutilized cut of meat. They’re inexpensive, widely available, flavorful and super kid friendly. It doesn’t get any easier than these slow cooker chicken drumsticks – 3 ingredients in a crock pot and you’re ready to go!
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One of my favorite parts of this chicken recipe is that it’s made right in my crock pot. My crock pot is one of my most used kitchen appliances and makes dinner time with three kids so much easier. While I’m running the kids from practice to practice, dinner is at home cooking all by itself!
3 pounds chicken drumsticks
2 tablespoons BBQ spice rub
2 1/2 cups BBQ sauce divided use
Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
Rub the BBQ spice all over the drumsticks, then place the drumsticks in the slow cooker in layers.
Pour 2 cups of BBQ sauce into the slow cooker. Gently toss to coat.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Preheat the broiler.
Remove the chicken drumsticks from the slow cooker and place them in a single layer on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray.
Brush the remaining 1/2 cup sauce over the drumsticks. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until edges are starting to brown and crisp, then serve.