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Slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe: Sweet & Gooey Drumsticks

Sweet & Gooey Drumsticks, a delicious crockpot recipe
Taylor Rios

Even though this doesn't fall under the "healthy" category, it sure is delicious! Our family likes to eat healthy, but we also enjoy some sweet meals every once in a while. Everything in moderation, right!? After finding chicken drumsticks on sale recently, I wanted a sweet and delicious way to make them. I have only cooked drumsticks by breading and baking them, so I wanted something a bit different. I also wanted something easy, preferably in my slow cooker so I could set it and forget it. I created this dish and everyone loved it!

Ingredients needed to make Sweet & Gooey Drumsticks in the crock pot:

  • 6 chicken drumsticks, thawed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (you can also use brown Splenda or another brown sugar substitute)
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard (check out this recipe to make your own mustard)
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions for this slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe:

  1. Place chicken drumsticks in the crock pot.
  2. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, mustard, syrup and honey.
  3. Pour mixture over drumsticks.
  4. Cover slow cooker with lid and set on high.
  5. Cook for 4 to 6 hours.

* It is not necessary to add any extra liquid to the crock pot.

I cooked mine a little longer and these turned out delicious. The meat practically fell right off the bone and these reheated very well. These would go well paired with potato salad and a tasty vegetable like green beans. What are some of your tastiest chicken drumstick recipes in the slow cooker? Let me know in the comments, I love trying new recipes!

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