Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Slow Cooker Sweet + Spicy Drumsticks

I got a fancy new digital slow cooker after christmas and I love using it.  The problem is I am  not a very good slow cooker cook.  I can make a good roast thanks to the club house pot roast slow cooker packet and really good asian chicken lettuce wraps (Finley’s favourite meal ever).  I need to make better ones.  Most days when I try a new recipe, we end up out for sushi or vietnamese.  I found this recipe on pinterest and so i tried it one day and it was amazing.  The girls LOVED it and Penelope said it was the best ever.  Greg also loved it.  Woohoo! Another good slow cooker recipe to add to my very tiny collection!  I am making it tonight for supper so I thought I would share it for y’all to try.  If you have any favourites of your own that don’t involve the following: cheese, creamy and curry, then hit me up with your recipe!!
Sticky Chicken Drumsticks – Slow Cooker
Sticky Chicken Drumsticks – Slow Cooker
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve with steamed white rice and your favorite veggie and devour!
Recipe adapted from The Novice Chef

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