How to Slow Cook Drumsticks

Crock-pots are becoming increasingly more popular as people work longer hours and have less free time to spend on activities like cooking meals. With slow cookers, you can combine all the ingredients into the crock-pot in the morning, allow it to cook all day and come home after work to a piping hot meal. Chicken drumsticks adapt well to slow cooking methods and tend to stay moist and tender, even when cooked for eight hours or longer.

Make moist tender drumsticks in a crock-pot. (Image: cordimages/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Place 12 chicken drumsticks into your slow cooker.

Step 2

Wash and chop three cups of ripe tomatoes. Add the tomatoes to the chicken in the slow cooker.

Step 3

Grate 1 tbsp. of fresh ginger and add it to the drumsticks. You may substitute ground ginger for fresh, using 1/8 tsp. ground per 1 tbsp. fresh.

Step 4

Mince four cloves of garlic, a little more or less according to your taste, and add to the cooker.

Step 5

Chop 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro and add it to the chicken.

Step 6

Add 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp. of black pepper.

Step 7

Pour 1-1/2 cup of water or chicken broth into the slow cooker.

Step 8

Place the lid on the cooker; set the temperature to low and cook for six to eight hours.

Things You'll Need

  • 12 chicken drumsticks

  • 3 cups tomatoes

  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp. cilantro

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

  • 1-1/2 cup water or chicken broth

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