Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks


January 29, 2015

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks 5 0 5 5
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 8


1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger

2 teaspoons sriracha (or other hot pepper sauce)

black pepper

16 chicken drumsticks


toasted sesame seeds

cornflour, to thicken


1In a sauce pan add the honey, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sriracha and season to taste with black pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugars have dissolved and the sauce is beginning to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.

2In the bowl of a slow cooker, add the chicken drumsticks and pour the sauce over. Move the chicken around a bit with tongs to coat completely. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours, flipping chicken a couple of times during the cooking process. Just before serving, sprinkle with shallots and sesame seeds.

3Serve with steamed white rice and your favorite veggie and devour!


5Optional: once cooked place drumsticks on a baking tray and glaze with marinade, place into a 180 degree pre-heated oven until just going slightly crispy. Put sauce into a small saucepan and thicken with cornflour, pour this on top of chicken to serve.

Submitted by Sage Harvey


7 Reviews


October 14, 2017

Omg cooked this and everyone lived it.. im not a good cook but every slow cokkrr has been a winner 😎😎😎

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Tania Jackson

June 8, 2017

Hi. I tried this tonight and although it tasted very good the sauce ended up very watery and the chicken was falling off the bones. I often have the problem of watery sauces rather than the thick sticky or creamy looking ones in the recipes. What am I doing wrong? My slow cooker is very very old (Sunbeam) and has only Low and High. Nothing fancy at all. Thanks.

Karen Kyne

June 7, 2017

Winner winner, chickens dinner!

Liz K

December 28, 2016

This was really good. Next time i will thicken the sauce at the end to pour over the chicken, but it was really tasty.


June 23, 2016

Absolutely lovely


March 21, 2016

I loved this recipe. The drumsticks were absolutely delicious!

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