Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks
Slow Cooker Drumsticks. Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (13)
  • Total: 3 hrs 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
623 Calories
38g Fat
7g Carbs
60g Protein
(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

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

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

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.

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.