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3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot Recipe

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot recipe is one of the easiest slow cooker recipes you can make for your entire family. Packed with the smoky richness of barbecue sauce and lean, protein-packed chicken, these juicy chicken drumsticks are a blend of flavor in every bite of delicious tender chicken. You are going to love this easy chicken dinner recipe. 

This 3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot Recipe is an easy family recipe that uses simple ingredients. You can use this recipe when you know ahead of time that you will need a busy weeknight dinner recipe.  Especially when you want a kid-friendly dinner ready in the evening without having to be in the kitchen. Add one of your favorite sides like green vegetables or bag salad and your whole family will be fed right when they start asking “What is for dinner”.

This is an easy family recipe that uses simple ingredients. You can use this recipe when you know ahead of time that you will need a busy weeknight dinner recipe.  Especially when you want a kid-friendly dinner ready in the evening without having to be in the kitchen.

Add one of your favorite sides like green vegetables or bag salad and your whole family will be fed right when they start asking “What is for dinner”.  

3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot Recipe in a white serving bowl with parsley on
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Your slow cooker helps with meal prep with only minutes of prep time and all the cleanup is done early in the day. Slow cooking does all the hard work for you.

The beauty of an easy crock pot recipe is its simplicity, just three ingredients for a warm home-cooked yummy meal. This easy family recipe will soon be one of your go-to favorite recipes, as it is a delicious meal done for you at the end of the day. 

As a firm believer in the power of simple yet delicious meals, I’ve found myself constantly on the lookout for recipes that add a lot of taste without demanding too much time. The next time you’re reflecting on your favorite ways to bring much flavor to the table with minimal effort, you will want to try one of the easiest crockpot recipes out there.

For every busy mom or anyone juggling a tight schedule, this BBQ chicken drumsticks recipe is about to become your new favorite meal. Its simplicity, combined with its rich flavors, ensures that you can enjoy a gourmet experience any day of the week.

3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot Recipe 8 drumsticks in a white serving dish with parsley on top in a white kitchen on a white counter.
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3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot Recipe 8 drumsticks in a white serving dish with parsley on top.

Variations and Tips for Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks:

  • Make this easy recipe with Chicken Breasts.
  • Use a mixture of Chicken Legs and Chicken thighs.
  • As an optional step, consider applying a spice rub to the chicken beforehand of your favorite spices For example garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cumin. 
  • Serve BBQ Chicken Drumsticks as an appetizer for game day. 
  • You can make your homemade BBQ Sauce, check out this recipe from one of my favorite bloggers. 
3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot Recipe 3 drumsticks on a white plate with broccoli and parsley closeup.

Ingredients for BBQ CrockPot Chicken Drumsticks:

  • Cooking Spray Oil for easy cleanup
  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • 2 pounds of Drumstick Chicken Legs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of Barbecue sauce store-bought
  • Salt and Black Pepper Optional

How to Make BBQ Crockpot Chicken Drumsticks:

  1. The best way for easy clean-up use an olive oil spray oil in the bottom and sides of the CrockPot. 
  2. Slice in rounds one large onion and place in the bottom of the Crockpot, this adds lots of flavor and acts like a base for the chicken drumstick legs. 
  3. Layer the chicken on top of the onions in a single layer and if you like, salt sprinkle on black pepper. 
  4. Cover the Chicken with the barbecue sauce.
  5. Cooking times: low for 4-5 hours, high for 2-3 hours. Always check the internal temperature for well-done chicken at 185° degrees F. (85°C)
  6. Store any leftover chicken legs in an airtight container.
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3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks CrockPot Recipe 8 drumsticks in a white serving dish with parsley on top.

3 Ingredients BBQ Chicken Drumsticks Crockpot Recipe

  • Author: Susan Buonpane
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: CrockPot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Packed with the smoky richness of barbecue sauce and lean, protein-packed chicken, these juicy chicken drumsticks are a blend of flavor in every bite of delicious tender chicken. You are going to love this easy chicken dinner recipe. 


Ingredients

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  • Cooking Spray Oil for easy cleanup
  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • 2 pounds of Drumstick Chicken Legs (2 packages of 6 packages of Costco chicken legs)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of Barbecue sauce
  • Salt and Pepper Optional

Instructions

  1. The best way for easy clean-up use an olive oil spray oil in the bottom and sides of the CrockPot.
  2. Slice in rounds one large onion and place in the bottom of the Crockpot, this adds lots of flavor and acts like a base for the chicken drumstick legs.
  3. Layer the chicken on top of the onions in a single layer and if you like, salt sprinkle on black pepper.
  4. Cover the Chicken with the barbecue sauce.
  5. Cooking times: low for 4-5 hours, high for 2-3 hours. Always check the internal temperature for well-done chicken at 185° degrees F. (85°C)
  6. Store any leftover chicken legs in an airtight container.

Notes

  1. Serve with a green vegetable, rice, or mashed potatoes.
  2. When I am done with a bottle of BBQ sauce I add about 1/4 cup of water, shake, and try to get the last out of the bottle.
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