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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:

  • Pour a little of the sauce on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Put the drumsticks in the slow cooker. Lay them flat as possible, although you'll definitely need to do 2 layers of chicken.
  • Dump the rest of the sauce on top of the chicken.
  • Cook for 4-6 hours on low. Remove the drumsticks from the slow cooker.
  • (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:

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