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Slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe: Sweet & Gooey Drumsticks

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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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