Slow Cooker (or Oven Roasted!) Barbecue Drumsticks


  • 1 cup (ish) sauce (Buffalo or BBQ)
  • 4 pounds drumsticks (that fits nicely into a 6 quart slow cooker)


For the Slow Cooker:

  1. Pour a little of the sauce on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Put the drumsticks in the slow cooker. Lay them flat as possible, although you'll definitely need to do 2 layers of chicken.
  3. Dump the rest of the sauce on top of the chicken.
  4. Cook for 4-6 hours on low. Remove the drumsticks from the slow cooker.
  5. (Optional) Can brush more sauce on top of the chicken. If desired, place on a roasting pan and bake on 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes to "sear" in the sauce.

For the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Spray baking dish with cooking spray. You can use 9x13 dishes - I usually use a slotted roasting pan.
  3. Add the drumsticks on top.
  4. Brush sauce on top of the drumsticks. No need to drown them, just brush the sauce on.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Then flip over. Can brush with more sauce, if desired.
  6. Bake for 30 more minutes. It might take a little longer if you’re making a lot.