I saw this recipe quite a while back on Vicki's site, I'd Rather Be at the Beach. Have you ever printed a recipe with intentions to make it the following week or two? Yeah, I do that and then the recipe sits in a folder while I madly hunt for it weeks later. Obviously, I found the recipe.
The simple process is - make a rub, place on chicken, ball up some aluminum foil and place in the base of the slow cooker and then place chicken legs atop foil. I had leftover homemade cole slaw and black beans and rice mixture to serve along with the legs.
I'm glad I cut back on the number of legs I cooked as it's just the two of us. It would dry out too quickly if I made too much. But these were juicy and the spices weren't overpowering. We enjoyed the drumsticks for a few dinners and leftovers for lunch at work. Thanks Vicki for sharing the recipe!
Slow Cooker Sticky Drumsticks
2 tsp salt
1 TB paprika
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp pepper
3 pounds chicken legs
Combine spices. Rinse the legs and pat them dry. Now rub spice mixture onto the legs. Take a few pieces of foil and ball it up, place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the legs on top of the foil.
Turn to low heat and cook for 6 hours or more if needed.
This recipe calls for Low heat for 8 to 12 hours but I can tell you, that would overcook the legs. Mine were done in 6 hours, just as Vicki stated on her blog.