Watch how to make slow cooker drumsticks

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Aside from the chicken wing (which is considered by many to be the undisputed ruler of consumed chicken parts), the drumstick/leg is arguably the most recognizable and desirable part of the chicken. Due to the chicken leg's meatiness and its grab-it-and-bite factor, it's become a favorite chow-down-worthy food, whether fried or baked.
While many naturally gravitate toward a drumstick cooked on the grill or battered and deep-fried, the drumstick actually takes quite well to a variety of cooking methods. One such method, which is very easy, is cooking the bird part in the slow cooker. In this simple yet great recipe, just a few store-bought ingredients give the chicken some flavor while the bulk of the work is done by the slow cooker.
Cooktop Cove
Slow Cooker Drumsticks
10 minutes
3 hours 30 minutes
3 hours 40 minutes
2 pounds chicken drumsticks
¼ cup butter, small diced
1½ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ salt
¼ pepper
In a 6-quart slow cooker, add in chicken and butter.
In a bowl, whisk together BBQ sauce, dijon, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Pour sauce over chicken and mix.
Cook on low for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese sauce to dip.
Resources Melissa Whitt
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