Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks are sweet, tangy, and full of wonderful Asian flavors. Let these crockpot chicken legs cook low and slow, then serve over rice for a delicious meal!
Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks
With ingredients like ginger, garlic, honey, fish sauce, and balsamic vinegar, this Asian-inspired recipe is sure to impress.
Whether you're cooking for a family dinner, or meal prepping for the week, these flavorful chicken drumsticks are sure to become a family favorite. The convenience of the slow cooker makes it a perfect dinner recipe for busy days.
Those flavors are a perfect marriage with chicken, and making this dish couldn't be easier! Just put the chicken in the slow cooker, mix up the sauce and pour it over!
Cook up a batch of rice and serve Crockpot Sticky Chicken over it. Don't let any of the glorious sauce to go to waste!
1. Place the chicken legs in the slow cooker.
2. In a separate bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, and corn starch. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
3. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker, ensuring each drumstick is coated evenly.
4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set it to cook on Low for 5-6 hours or High for 3-4 hours, allowing the flavors to meld and the chicken to become tender.
5. Halfway through the cooking time, turn the chicken drumsticks over to ensure even cooking and absorption of the marinade.
• If you prefer a thicker sauce, transfer the sauce to a small saucepan and reduce it on the stove over medium heat.
• Stir occasionally until the desired consistency is achieved.
• Coat the cooked chicken drumsticks with the reduced sauce for an intensified flavor.
For a crispier texture, place the drumsticks on a baking sheet and broil them under a 400°F (200°C) broiler for a few minutes until the skin becomes golden and crispy.
Serve and Enjoy:
Once cooked to perfection, serve these delectable Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks over a bed of fluffy rice. The tender meat, coated in the sticky glaze, pairs wonderfully with the steamed rice, creating a delightful and satisfying meal.
Can I Use Different Cuts of Chicken?
- Yes you can. This recipe works with other cuts such as chicken thighs or chicken wings. Keep in mind that different cuts may require adjustments in cooking time to ensure they are fully cooked.
- If you use chicken breasts or wings, the cook time will be shorter, and the meat may not be as moist if overcooked. Start checking for doneness after about 3-4 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.
What's easier than putting your meal in a crock pot and letting it cook while you do other things?
To store your leftover Crockpot Sticky Chicken Drumsticks, follow these simple steps:
• Let the drumsticks to cool to room temperature.
• Place them in an airtight container or sealable freezer bags.
• Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
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Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks are sweet and tangy, and are very flavorful. You will love the Asian flavors of ginger, garlic, honey, fish sauce, and balsamic vinegar. What’s easier than putting your meal in a crock pot and letting it cook all day?
- 3 ½ lbs Chicken Legs (drumsticks)
- ⅓ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- ⅓ cup Soy Sauce (low sodium)
- ¼ cup Honey
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 3 Garlic Cloves (pressed or finely minced) or 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Ginger (fresh, grated)
- 2 tsp Fish Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Corn Starch
Place chicken legs in the slow cooker.
Mix all other ingredients together in a cup and pour over the chicken.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 hours or High for 4 hours.
Turn chicken over halfway through cooking.
If you'd like a thicker sauce, transfer the sauce to a small sauce pan and reduce on the stove over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Coat chicken with reduced sauce.
Place drumsticks on a baking sheet and put under a 400 degree F broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.
Serve over rice.
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