This recipe was a big deal for me.
Well, it was the FIRST time I have ever cooked a part of the chicken BESIDES the chicken breasts. I am a white meat lover so I tend to stay with chicken breast recipes. I was browsing the meat section of my supermarket the other day and they happened to be having a sale on drumsticks so I thought I might as well give them a go. The drumsticks are my hubby’s favorite part of the chicken so I knew he would be happy.
I went the total easy route. Let’s be honest- this is about as semi-homemade as it gets, BUT it works, it is delicious, your crowd will love it and no one will ever be able to tell you used a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. You can totally use your own homemade BBQ sauce. You can also choose to cut the skin off the drumsticks. I probably would have if I didn’t have to avoid using my hurt thumb. Because I can’t wash my thumb right now and because I struggle to grip anything with my index finger, I decided it was probably best just to leave it on for this particular day.
This recipe makes 8 drumsticks, my husband ate 6 of them in one sitting and my kids downed the other two in minutes. It was delicious and the honey adds a sweet flavor to the BBQ sauce that I love. You can add garlic salt, onion or whatever you want to in order to jazz up the recipe to your liking. My kids (and hubby) like me to keep it simple so that is just what I did :)
- 8 drumsticks, skin removed if desired
- 1 (18 oz.) bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce, I love Sweet Baby Ray's
- ¼ cup honey
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Place drumsticks inside. Evenly distribute them as best as possible.
- In a medium bowl, combine BBQ sauce and honey. Pour evenly over drumsticks.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or until done.