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Sticky Chicken Drumsticks with rice on a blue plate next to silver fork

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

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?

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword crock pot chicken drumsticks recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 319 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 3 1/2 lbs Chicken Legs (drumsticks)
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce (low sodium)
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 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


  1. Place chicken legs in the slow cooker.

  2. Mix all other ingredients together in a cup and pour over the chicken.

  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 hours or High for 4 hours.

  4. Turn chicken over halfway through cooking.


  1. 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.

  2. Place drumsticks on a baking sheet and put under a 400 degree F broiler for a few minutes to crisp up the skin.

  3. Serve over rice.