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Sticky Crockpot Chicken Drumsticks

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Sticky Drumsticks
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You can also make this delicious sticky, fragrant recipe with a whole chicken, but I like the drumsticks best.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 8-10


  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 lbs. chicken drumsticks, skinned
  • 1 chopped onion


In a small bowl, thoroughly combine salt and all the spices. Rub the spice mixture into the chicken, skin side and bone side, making sure it is evenly distributed and pressed down deep into the skin. Place in a resealable plastic bag, seal, place in a baking pan to catch any drips, and refrigerate overnight.

Place the onions in the bottom of a 4 quart crockpot and top with the chicken and spices. Cook on low for 8-12 hours until very tender. If you have a newer crockpot, the chicken will most likely be done in 6-7 hours. Check with a food thermometer - the temperature should be 165 degrees F.

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 3 out of 5
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These were really tasty and pretty easy. They were so tender the meat fell off the bone. I followed the recipe exactly, but because I removed the skin from the drumsticks I added 1/4c of water to the crockpot. All 3 of my picky stepkids (6, 8, and 12) ate it without complaints. I will make it again, but I will increase the amount of garlic next time (and maybe decrease the chili powder a bit.)

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