I woke up today with the desire to cook something summery, so I surfed Pinterest for some inspiration. I’m in love with our slow cooker, so it wasn’t long before I decided to make some BBQ drumsticks by simmering them in there for a while. As usual, I sifted through a bunch of recipes and sort of conflated some of them until it felt right. The results were so yummy, I was amazed. You can really taste all the seasonings, and the meat just falls apart when you touch it. First time making drumsticks, and I nailed it!
Here’s what you’ll need to season them:
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
Put the whole shebang in a large baggie and shake ‘n bake! I love seasoning things and experimenting with different combos, so I must have spent at least five minutes just smelling this after I had shaken it up. I made a dozen drumsticks, so I found that I had to double up on the spice measurements.
Place the chicken in a slow cooker on HIGH for three hours. Then remove all the juices (I did this with a baster) and pour an entire bottle of BBQ sauce on top. Use any kind you fancy; I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ. Cook an additional 30 minutes, and voila! The slow cooker did all the hard work, but it can be our secret.
I whipped up some parmesan corn and baked a pack of Pillsbury dinner rolls to complete the meal. Matt and I both loved it. I’ll definitely make this again when the weather really heats up; it would go well alongside some homemade pasta salad.
I hope some busy moms or college students can take advantage of such an easy and delicious recipe.