Oh my goodness, these are AMAZING! Now, when I’ve told you that I love my slow cooker, I really wasn’t joking. I have quite a few favorites I plan on posting here. Chili, roasts, even Thanksgiving Stuffing…ALL IN THE SLOW COOKER! Something about it, things just taste better when cooked in the slow cooker. It gives it all a chance for the flavors to dance and meld with one another and give that wonderful flavor. Delicious!
I’ve played with this recipe quite a bit. One night about a year ago I needed to go grocery shopping, but I wanted to get dinner started. I didn’t really have any meat to make other than some drumsticks I had picked up on sale that were in the freezer. We had gotten rid of our BBQ with plans to get another. Up until then, the husband had been in charge of drumsticks and they were always prepared on the BBQ. I looked at the drumsticks, then looked at my slow cooker and figured why not? I threw a bunch of seasonings and various sauces around on it, and you know what? It came out wonderful! I’ve since changed a few things and added a few more. I don’t really have exact measurements on anything, but that’s the beauty of it. You just throw it all together and it cooks itself! Magnificent! I joke and say I throw everything but the kitchen sink into this dish. Seriously! I made this the other night and my 12 year old 90 pound daughter had 4 drumsticks. My 36 pound 3 year old went back for seconds. Yes, it’s good!! The secret is to make just enough sauce to lightly cover each piece of chicken, the chicken itself is tender and juicy, so you want the outside to be sticky and not soaking wet. The meat is literally falling off the bone. I hope you enjoy this as much as we have!
- one pack of chicken drumsticks (my pack had 11)
- chili powder
- cayenne pepper
- paprika powder
- garlic salt
- dry oregano
- dry parsley
- Italian seasoning
- lemon pepper
- celery seed
- a good herb roast rub
- about 2-3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
- about 1/2 tablespoon ketchup
- about 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard
- about 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- about 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- about 1/2 tablespoon sherry cooking wine
- splash of terriyaki sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
|Next, you season. I have no method or measurements to this. I just season them all evenly with each seasoning, but you can do it to your liking. As you can see I like mine seasoned A LOT.|
|Next, lay the drumsticks in your slow cooker. Try to have the meaty part of each drumstick show, so they all have equal amounts of sauce to share.|
|If I didn’t know these were uncooked I’d say they look pretty tasty already!|
|Then you just put it all over each piece so they are coated pretty evenly with sauce.|
|Looks good! It’s ready for the top to go on, and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.|
|And they’re done! Yum! See how they are just falling off the bone? So delicious!|
|I still can’t get over that my daughter ate 4! They are so tasty though! Enjoy!|
|It’s a great faux BBQ meal!|
Amanda Washington says
These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!
Mama Harris says
Let me know what you think when you try them Amanda!
Kelly Marie says
I love my slow cooker too! I will have to try this recipe 🙂
Mama Harris Kitchen says
The slow cooker & I are total BFF’s! Let me know how you like it!
Ericka Breedlove says
WOW! These look really good! I love the spice and sauce combinations! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!
Mama Harris Kitchen says
Hi Ericka, thank you! And thanks for stopping by!
Amber H. says
This was amazing. I left out a few things that I did not have like parsley, celery seed and sherry and it was still amazing. Thanks so much for this and thanks from my hubby!