You only need 5 ingredients to make easy and delicious Crock Pot Chicken Drumsticks.  Toss everything into your crock pot and dinner will be a breeze.

Everyone will enjoy these tender and flavorful slow cooker drumsticks.

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Crock Pot Chicken Drumsticks

This Chicken Drumsticks crock pot recipe is a must try! Whether you need something tasty and easy for game day or the next big party, this is the best recipe with very little work.

Check out this video to see how easy it is to make Crock pot Drumsticks!

It is delicious enough for company but easy enough to make on a busy weeknight. Our entire family loves this and the kids can’t get enough.

I can’t believe it is that simple to make delicious chicken drumsticks and absolutely love how easy it is in the crockpot!

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Can I cook drumsticks in the crockpot?

I love chicken drumsticks but rarely have time to fry them. I started wondering if I could cook drumsticks in the crock pot to save time.

I discovered that you sure can and they are pretty amazing too! The chicken drumsticks turned out so amazing!

They were packed with flavor and so tender. It is such a time saver making these in your crockpot.

My family loved it so much they asked me to always make chicken drumsticks this way!

Crockpot BBQ Drumsticks are so tender in the slow cooker!

The meat literally falls off the bone it is so tender and delicious. This is the best appetizer for parties but filling enough to be the main meal.

Serve these delicious drumsticks with ranch and blue cheese and oh my goodness! I also like to put out celery and carrots for a really simple meal.

Everyone loves it and you can’t beat this easy idea that everyone loves.

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Can you put frozen drumsticks in a crockpot?

Yes, you can. Simply, follow the same instructions but increase the cooking time for the frozen chicken.

Frozen chicken legs in crock pot are just as easy and delicious. If you forget to take something out of the freezer, just toss frozen drumsticks in crockpot for a easy and tasty meal.

How do I make chicken legs in crock pot simple and crispy?

I like my chicken drumsticks to have a little crisp to the edges. If you are concerned that they might be soggy in the slow cooker, we have a tip for you.

When the chicken is finished cooking,  place the drumsticks on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Broil for 1-5 minutes until it begins to brown.

Remove from oven, flip the drumsticks, and broil the other side for another 1-5 minutes until brown.

This will give you just the right amount of crispiness to the outside of the drumsticks. This has quickly become one of our favorite Chicken drumstick slow cooker recipes easy and simple for any day of the week.

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Ingredients for Chicken Legs in crock pot:

  • 6 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 ½ cups bbq sauce (divided)

How do you cook drumsticks in a slow cooker?

1. In a small bowl combine the paprika, cumin, and garlic salt. Stir to combine.

2. Sprinkle over the drum sticks and rub all over chicken skin.

3. Place chicken drumsticks in slow cooker.

4. Pour 1 cup of barbeque sauce over the chicken drum sticks.

5. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours until the chicken is tender. (You can cook on high if you prefer but reduce the hours on high.)

6. When finished place the chicken on a cookie sheet lined with foil and cooking spray.

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7. Brush half of the bbq sauce on the drum sticks. Broil for 1-5 minutes until it begins to brown.

8. Remove from oven, flip the drumsticks, and brush with the remaining bbq sauce.

9. Broil another 1-5 minutes until brown.

Serve hot. Enjoy!

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We love this meal and have fun trying different variations. We have even cut up chicken breast or used regular chicken legs with this recipe.

You can certainly use store bought BBQ sauce but it is very simple to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce with very little effort! If you like more of a sweet barbecue sauce, add a little brown sugar to the slow cooker chicken.

Another idea is to use your instant pot if you need dinner on the table at the last minute. Chicken drumstick recipes can be prepared so easily and without much work.

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You will need a good slow cooker to make this easy Crock Pot Chicken Drumsticks Recipe.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker.  We use this one frequently because you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that.

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It cuts down on pans to clean and just makes thinks really simple. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

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Print this BBQ Chicken Legs Crock Pot Recipe below:

Crock Pot Drumsticks – only 5 ingredients!

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Dinner is a breeze with BBQ Chicken Legs Crock Pot Recipe. Try Crock Pot Chicken Drumsticks for parties, game day and more for a delicious meal idea.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 610
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 6 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 cups bbq sauce divided

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the paprika, cumin, and garlic salt. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle over the drum sticks and rub all over chicken skin.
  • Place chicken drumsticks in slow cooker.
  • Pour 1 cup of barbeque sauce over the chicken drum sticks.
  • Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours until the chicken is tender. (You can cook on high if you prefer but reduce the hours on high.)
  • When finished place the chicken on a cookie sheet lined with foil and cooking spray.
  • Brush half of the bbq sauce on the drum sticks. Broil for 1-5 minutes until it begins to brown.
  • Remove from oven, flip the drumsticks, and brush with the remaining bbq sauce.
  • Broil another 1-5 minutes until brown.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

We love this meal and have fun trying different variations. We have even cut up chicken breast or used regular chicken legs with this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 610kcal, Carbohydrates 30g, Protein 54g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 279mg, Sodium 1439mg, Potassium 876mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 23g, Vitamin A 875IU, Vitamin C 0.4mg, Calcium 60mg, Iron 2.8mg

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  1. 4 stars
    Hi Carrie ….was wondering how to put recipes from Blog into my Favorites please ???

  2. It’s hard to find educated people for this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

  3. would it make a difference if you did not put them under the broiler? ours is not working right

  4. You can place them on a grill instead and that would work. Adding the high heat caramelizes the sauce on the drumsticks so I do recommend it. Thanks.

  5. 4 stars
    I tried this recipe after seeing your YouTube live where you made them. They were SO easy and yummy! I think I should have maybe added more sauce before I broiled them to make them crispier, but they were a hit with the family. LOVE that my crockpot had them ready for me and saved having to pick up food.