While I was home, we had a little picnic on our lawn with some family friends and picked up a couple buckets of chicken from KFC to eat. Our friend’s little boy, Jake, is eight and I think he scored every single drumstick. Lucky boy! I remember my brothers and I fighting to the death for the last drumstick. Why is it kids love the drumsticks?
Anyways, Jake’s mom shared her method of cooking bbq chicken drumsticks in the crock pot. They’re easy, healthier, and everyone gets drumsticks!
I’m such a sucker for EASY meals so I gave it a whirl the other night. I used thawed chicken drumsticks but you can also just buy a bag of frozen ones. To reduce the fat I cut the skin off of the drumsticks I used, but you can also brown the chicken first to help reduce fat (if using thawed chicken). Or you can just leave the skin alone and toss them in the crock pot as is.
They are delicious as well as messy, so have your napkins ready!
Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
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6-8 chicken drumsticks (thawed or frozen)
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays Original)
Place chicken in crock pot and pour about a cup of BBQ sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours if using thawed chicken, and 4-6 hours if using frozen.
Remove chicken from crock pot and place in a large bowl. If desired, toss with just a little more BBQ sauce to evenly coat the drumsticks.
**You can use as much or as little BBQ sauce depending on how "saucy" you want your chicken to be or the amount of chicken your are using.