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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

This Monday night meal of slow cooker BBQ chicken drumsticks is sure to be requested and repeated time and time again.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks on a black tray.

Here’s why: drumsticks are fairly inexpensive, it uses common spices that you have on hand, it cooks by themselves while you go about your busy day, and, oh, the delectable flavors of barbecue and honey… Feel free to imagine the enticing aromas as you come home after a long day at work and salivate if you must, but make this recipe you will.

It does take a homemade BBQ sauce; if you have some on hand, you are already on the right track and can get straight to work. If not, you can pre-plan to make a large, double, or triple batch on the weekend to ease into planned meals for the week.

Trust us; it is well worth the time and energy to make your own Paleo sauces and condiments so that you consume only the ingredients that you want and nothing that you don’t. After all, once you discover how well Paleo ranch dressing goes with BBQ sauce, you will be forever dipping your drumsticks, your wings, and your fresh vegetable sticks into it.

Just as this recipe is a great way to begin the week, it is somehow terrific for lunches, and weekends, too. An all-rounder that never fails to please, especially when it is combined with grilled sweet potatoes – you can lovingly dip those “chips” in the same sauces!

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 6h

Ingredients

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks preparation.

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic, and onion powder, and season to taste.
  2. Season the chicken drumsticks with the spice mixture and place them in a slow cooker.
  3. In another bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
  4. Pour the BBQ sauce over the drumsticks and cover.
  5. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks on a black tray.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

With grilled sweet potatoes, a green salad, and Paleo ranch dressing on the side, these slow cooker BBQ chicken drumsticks may just make a weekly appearance… comfort food at its best.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, chicken drumsticks, paleo, recipe, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 857kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 10 to 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 cup homemade BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raw honey optional
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic, and onion powder, and season to taste.
    2 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tbsp. paprika, 1/2 tbsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Season the chicken drumsticks with the spice mixture and place them in a slow cooker.
    10 to 12 chicken drumsticks
  • In another bowl, combine the BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
    1 cup homemade BBQ sauce, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup raw honey
  • Pour the BBQ sauce over the drumsticks and cover.
  • Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 857kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 1068mg | Potassium: 1017mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 4599IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 7mg