Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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Serenity Published: January 4, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

Prep this slow cooker chicken for 5 minutes and come back with perfectly tender, barbecue seasoned chicken drumsticks. It’s a delicious dinner made easy!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 5 minutes



  • 3lbschicken drumsticks
  • 2tbspBBQ spice rub
  • cupsBBQ sauce,divided
  • cooking spray


  1. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Rub the BBQ spice all over the drumsticks, then place the drumsticks in the slow cooker in layers.

  3. Pour 2 cups of BBQ sauce into the slow cooker. Gently toss to coat.

  4. Cover and cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or High for 3 to 4 hours.

  5. Preheat the broiler.

  6. Remove the chicken drumsticks from the slow cooker and place them in a single layer on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray.

  7. Brush the remaining ½ cup sauce over the drumsticks. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until edges are starting to brown and crisp, then serve.


  • Calories: 607.37kcal
  • Fat: 25.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.87g
  • Trans Fat: 0.11g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.81g
  • Fiber: 1.07g
  • Sugar: 39.61g
  • Protein: 41.99g
  • Cholesterol: 208.65mg
  • Sodium: 1467.02mg
  • Calcium: 57.47mg
  • Potassium: 755.01mg
  • Iron: 2.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 44.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.71mg
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