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Slow Cooker BBQ Drumsticks on a plate with sauces to the side
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Slow Cooker BBQ Drumsticks

Slow Cooker BBQ Drumsticks is an easy and delicious dish.  Make for a dinner, appetizer, or bring to a party.
Servings: 4
Calories: 708kcal
Author: Rachael


  • Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pounds skil-on bone-in chicken drumsticks
  • 1 ½ cups barbecue sauce of choice
  • Vegetable oil spray


  • In a small bowl mix together sugar, paprika, mustard, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
  • Trim and pat chicken drumsticks dry.
  • Rub seasoning mix all over the chicken until it is well coated.
  • Put chicken in a 5 quart slow cooker, and pour ½ a cup of barbecue sauce over the top.
  • Cover and cook until chicken is tender 4 to 6 hours on low.
  • Position your oven rack 10 inches from the broiler.
  • Preheat oven to broil on high. Line a baking sheet with foil, and place a wire rack over the top. Spray rack with cooking spray.
  • Take chicken out of slow cooker, and place on the rack over the lined cooking sheet. Discard and cooking liquid in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Brush chicken with ½ cup of barbecue sauce, and broil until crisp (10-15 minutes)
  • Flip the chicken over and brush with the remaining sauce. Broil for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve.


Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 280mg | Sodium: 2004mg | Potassium: 984mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1294IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg