Sticky Slow Cooker Chicken Legs

These chicken legs were so simple that, of course, I messed up. It helps to turn the slow cooker on… I remembered in time, so all was okay.  But seriously, forgetting to turn the slow cooker on??

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Legs

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Legs


Sticky Slow Cooker Chicken Legs (

  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 lbs. chicken drumsticks, skinned if desired
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup water

In a small bowl, thoroughly combine salt and all the spices. Rinse drumsticks and pat dry with paper towel. Rub the spice mixture into the chicken, skin side and bone side, making sure it is evenly distributed and pressed down deep into the skin. Place in a resealable plastic bag, seal, place in a baking pan to catch any drips, and refrigerate overnight. Place the onions in the bottom of a 4 quart crock pot with water and top with the chicken and spices. Cook on LOW for 8-12 hours until very tender. Serves 8-10