Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

Diana Rattray

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total: 3 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
623 Calories
38g Fat
7g Carbs
60g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 623
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 210mg 70%
Sodium 1537mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 60g
Calcium 42mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These drumsticks are slow roasted in the slow cooker with a spicy Cajun-style coating. It's a simple recipe, and easy on the budget. Serve the chicken with macaroni and cheese or scalloped potatoes for a great-tasting everyday family meal.

No Cajun or Creole seasoning? Try this homemade salt-free Cajun spice blend.


  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (or Creole seasoning)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if there is salt in the Cajun seasoning)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 8 to 10 chicken drumsticks (about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the Cajun or Creole seasoning with the brown sugar, salt, pepper, and melted butter.

  3. Arrange the drumsticks in the bottom of a 6 to 7-quart slow cooker and rub all over with the seasoning and butter mixture. 

  4. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.

  5. Drain off excess juices, turn, and continue cooking on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours longer, until the chicken is browned and juices run clear. 

  6. Serve and enjoy!