Cooktop Cove: How to make slow-cooker barbecue drumsticks with peppers and onions
Looking for an easy last-minute dinner idea? This meal has a shorter slow-cooking time than most slow-cooker recipes, which is great if you are getting started on dinner later in the day. In fact, I often make this on my shopping day; it's easy to throw together after a morning of running errands.
Chicken drumsticks are inexpensive. I add some seasonings and veggies to brighten up the flavor of this chicken. The best part about cooking chicken drumsticks in the slow cooker is that the chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender. When I cook chicken in the oven or on the grill, I have a hard time getting it as tender as the slow cooker can.
Slow cooker barbecue drumsticks with peppers and onions
Preparation time: 10 mins
Total time: 3 hours 40 mins
2.5 pounds chicken drumsticks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 white onion, diced
1. Add the drumsticks to a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and chili powder over the chicken. Spread the barbecue sauce over the chicken. Add the bell peppers and onions.
2. Cover and cook on high for 3.5 hours.
3. Serve and enjoy!
Pro tip: Make this spicy by adding a few pinches of red pepper flakes.
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