Home cooked BBQ chicken drumsticks are so easy when you use your crockpot. This recipe is the perfect solution for busy families, and if you prepare it in the morning, it will be ready just in time for dinner. This is one of my favorite recipes from my crockpot cookbook, Cook Smarter, Not Harder and it’s a kid-friendly recipe, too!

What you’ll need:
12 chicken drumsticks (skin peeled off)

BBQ sauce:
1 cup of low sugar ketchup (or tomato paste)
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1.5 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

1. In a pot on medium heat combine all the ingredients for the BBQ sauce. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.

2. Pull the skin off the drumsticks and throw the skin away (kind of a gross job, but the drumsticks will taste better at the end this way). Place drumsticks inside crockpot, it’s okay if some overlap. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours.

3. If you like your drumsticks a little crispier, here is what you should do. Once drumsticks are done in the crockpot, turn on oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil and place drumsticks. Brush drumsticks with sauce left from crockpot with a pastry brush. Broil for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned and crispy on the outside.

Serving Size: 2 Drumsticks | Calories: 315 | Protein: 28.5 g | Carbs: 19.3 g | Fat: 12.7 g

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