Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Legs

I had to skip the sesame seeds and the cilantro, but otherwise stuck right to the recipe.  And from the adoration in Bob’s eyes and the contented noises coming from Allan these were great sticky chicken legs.

BTW That look of adoration?  I like to think it’s there all the time. 🙂

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Legs

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Legs

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Legs

  • 1/2 cup local honey
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha (or other hot pepper sauce)
  • black pepper
  • 10 chicken drumsticks, skin removed and discarded
  • cilantro
  • toasted sesame seeds

In a sauce pan add the honey, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sriracha and season to taste with black pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugars have dissolved and the sauce is beginning to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.

In the bowl of a slow cooker, add the skinned chicken drumsticks and pour the sauce over. Move the chicken around a bit with tongs to coat completely. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours, flipping chicken a couple of times during the cooking process. Just before serving, sprinkle with torn cilantro leaves and sesame seeds.

Serve with steamed white rice and your favorite veggie and devour