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Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks on cookie sheet topped with sesame seeds

Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Chicken Drumsticks

Want a meal that's guaranteed to have your kids finishing their food instead of complaining again about what's for dinner? Try these Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks! They will love them and you will love how quick and easy they are to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 288kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds about 6 chicken drumsticks
  • cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup seedless blackberry preserves
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch for later


  • Place drumsticks in crockpot
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
  • In small bowl mix together BBQ sauce and blackberry preserves
  • Pour over chicken
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6
  • When chicken is done spoon out 2 tablespoons of liquid from the crock into a small bowl. Add in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and mix until smooth. Add back into crock and give it a stir. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and your sauce will thicken and really stick well to the chicken.


If using a multi-cooker, you can also brown up the drumsticks a bit before slow cooking.  Also optional, simmer sauce with cornstarch slurry for 3-4 minutes to thicken.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 325mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg