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Spicy Molasses Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks, slow cooked in the crock pot with spicy molasses sauce, are perfect for a Sunday lunch or weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken drumsticks, crock pot
Servings: 5


  • 10 Drumsticks
  • Salt and Pepper


  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs Sriacha or hot sauce of choice


  • Preheat oven to Broil on high
  • In a small bowl mix up the sauce ingredients
  • Put a few spoonfuls of sauce in the bottom of the crock pot
  • Season chicken drumsticks with salt and pepper, and lay on a lined baking sheet with space between each leg.
  • Broil chicken drumsticks on high for 6 minutes
  • Remove chicken from oven, and place in crock pot
  • Dump remaining sauce over chicken, and stir to coat each drumstick.
  • Put lid on crock pot, and cook on low for 4-6 hours
  • Optional: Broil for another 3-4 minutes to caramelize glaze and crisp up the skin. Keep a close eye so it does not burn.