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Slow cooker chicken drumsticks coated in BBQ sauce inside a crock pot.

Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

These slow cooker chicken drumsticks are coated in a spice rub and barbecue sauce, then cooked to tender perfection in the crock pot. A super easy 3 ingredient dinner option that takes just minutes to assemble.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 323kcal
Author Sara Welch



  • Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Rub the BBQ spice all over the drumsticks, then place the drumsticks in the slow cooker in layers.
  • Pour 2 cups of BBQ sauce into the slow cooker. Gently toss to coat.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Remove the chicken drumsticks from the slow cooker and place them in a single layer on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Brush the remaining 1/2 cup sauce over the drumsticks. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until edges are starting to brown and crisp, then serve.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 647mg | Potassium: 449mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.3mg