Crockpot Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Amanda Carlisle
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  • 4 pounds of drumsticks and/or wings
  • ½ Cup honey
  • ½ Cup light brown sugar
  • Cup balsamic vinegar
  • Cup low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ground ginger


  • In a large bowl, whisk together honey, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger to create sauce
  • Add drumsticks/wings to a 5 qt or larger crockpot.
  • Pour the honey mix onto the drumsticks/wings and mix well.
  • Cook on high in the slow cooker for 4 hours. After 2 hours give the drumsticks a toss to coat in the sauce again. Cover and continue cooking.
  • Once fully cooked, remove drumstick/wings from the crockpot and place on a baking pan that is lined with foil and has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Broil for 2 minutes or until browned.
  • Remove the drumsticks/wings from the oven and turn them to the other side.
  • Broil the other side for 2 minutes or until browned. Watch very carefully they may not need as long depending on your oven. This step is optional but gives the chicken a better texture on the outside.
  • Serve. This is great with some steamed rice!Gluten Free
  • Use a gluten free soy sauce