Slow Cooker Onion Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

slow cooker onion chicken drumsticks recipe
  • Yield: 6 serving plates
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 6:00 h
  • Ready In: 6:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Fat

    23.4 g
  • Cholesterol

    231 mg
  • Sodium

    885 mg
  • Carbohydrate

    11 g
  • Fiber

    1 g
  • Protein

    47 g

Slow cooker onion chicken drumsticks recipe. Chicken drumsticks with French onion soup mix, vegetables, and spices cooked in a slow cooker. This chicken stock-based recipe adapted from

You can also prepare this recipe faster in an electric instant pot:¹⁄³

Pressure Cooker Onion Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients: 1 cups (250 ml) reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) brown sugar, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) sweet paprika, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dry mustard, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ground cumin, 1 teaspoon (5ml) garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) cayenne pepper, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, 1 stick unsalted butter, sliced, 4 pounds (1.9 kg) skin-on chicken drumsticks, BBQ sauce, to taste

Instructions: Pour the chicken broth into 6-quart (6 L) electric pressure cooker, then place a pot rack to the top.

In a ziplock bag, combine all seasonings and brown sugar. Shake well.

Working in batches, dip chicken drumsticks in the spice mixture, toss well, then place seasoned chicken into your instant pot rack. Repeat with remaining chicken drumsticks. Top with sliced butter sticks.

Close the pressure cooker and lock the lid. Set the machine to cook at high pressure. Set the timer to cook for 22 minutes. Using the Natural Release, bring the pressure to the normal. Unlock and open the lid.

Remove cooked chicken drumsticks from the pot and transfer to an aluminum foil-lined cookie sheet. Brush with BBQ sauce. Broil for 3-5 minutes on each side. then remove from the broiler and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot.

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Slow Cooker Onion Chicken Drumsticks Recipe


  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg) skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • 1¹⁄³ oz (40 g) French onion soup mix
  • 1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2cup (125 ml) chicken stock
  • For Thickening:
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water


Step 1

Place sliced onion to the slow cooker. Add chicken drumsticks, then sprinkle French onion soup mix over. Pour in the chicken stock, add Worcestershire sauce.

Step 2

Close the slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 6 hours or until chicken drumsticks are tender.

Step 3

Open the slow cooker. Using tongs remove cooked chicken from the pot.

Step 4

In a small mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Stir until cornstarch has completely dissolved. Add the mixture to the sow cooker and mix well.

Step 5

Return drumsticks to the cooker. Close the lid, then sitch heat to high and cook for a further 15 minutes.

Step 6

Turn off the slow cooker and open the lid. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve hot.

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