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Chicken Drumsticks

My supermarket had a great sale on Chicken Legs so I bought a huge package of them. 

I looked through the tags but it seemed most recipes call for chicken breasts or thighs. 

Anyone have any good (or great) crock-pot recipes for drumsticks?  The only dietary needs are no onions (or onion soup mix) or garlic.  But if it's a great recipe, just let me know cause I can easily leave those out.



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Feb. 9th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Just substitute the legs for thighs.
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
Chicken legs and thighs are completely interchangeable.
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
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Feb. 9th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
This sounds really good (and easy which is always a plus!).
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Feb. 9th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Trust me, I know! It's terrible but they don't agree with my husband. He's getting better with garlic but onions are still a no go. Generally, I'll just cook onions on the side for myself but I can't cook them in the crock-pot or he can't eat the whole meal.
Feb. 10th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
i feel his pain! my dad and i are both like this (dad worse so), it's so annoying!:P i feel bad for my bf, and since i do most of the cooking (so, no onions), i occasionally get him a burger or something with Everything, and he knows he doesn't have to share;)

To be honest, though i find that just leaving the onions or garlic out of a recipe doesn't usually alter it too much:) (also, i'll sacrifice for, say, salsa)
Feb. 10th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
It was definitely a change at first but I've really had no problem adapting everything to no onions and low/no garlic. After a while, you don't really even notice a difference either. When I really want onions, I just sautee some up on the side for myself.
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
BBQ chicken - I made the sauce linked in the recipe, only I didn't bother simmering it first since it was going to simmer, in a way, in the crock-pot. I had chicken breasts on hand, but I'm sure it would be even more delicious with drumsticks because then you can pick them up and get all barbecue-y. :D The sauce is thin after slow-cooking with the chicken juices, but it's all still very yummy. (You could boil it down, I suppose, but I didn't bother.) Serve the sauce over rice or noodles.
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
I do this with drumsticks, more or less, although I don't make my own sauce. I generally get a jar of my favorite bbq sauce, poor it over the drumsticks in the pot and if it is really thick I ad a little water, but then I cook them for about 4hrs on high and they turn out wonderful. Also works great with wings or drummets.
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
Roast Sticky Chicken is excellent and I've done it with drumsticks before perfectly well.
Feb. 9th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
What makes this "sticky"? I expected to see honey or something in the list.

Also, if you are doing this with drumsticks, onions on top or under the drumsticks?

(can you guess what I'm thinking for dinner tomorrow?)
Feb. 9th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
I'd sprinkle the onions under and around.

As I recall, the "sticky" bit doesn't apply as much when it's done in the crock but when you slow-cook it in the oven (5 hours at a low temp), the onion caramelizes and gets beautifully sticky juices all over the pan.
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Onions are death
am very sencitive. So understand.
I have not done this one in a wile, but oj,pinaple,and teriyaki, then served with rice. adjust to your taste before adding to chicken
Feb. 9th, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
I find chicken legs sub in well for thighs, but you can also cut off the drumsticks and use them in pretty much any chicken wing recipe. Drumsticks are usually meatier than wings, but they cook the same way, so if you've got a good chicken wing recipe you can do a jumbo version.
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised so many like drumsticks from the crock. I think they're so flabby and gross when cooked in the crock. I have a non-crock drumstick recipe that I can share if you'd like it for next time.

Oven fried drumsticks

20-24 drumsticsks
1/2 C flour
2 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp Emrill's Essence (not sure what's in it, it's one of those spice mixes from that "BAM!" guy)
2 tsp garlic power or poultry seasoning
1/2 C. butter, divided and melted
Heat oven to 450. Combine flour, and spices in ziplock bag. Line 2 13x9 pans with heavy duty foil. Place 1/4 C. melted butter in each pan. Coat chicken in bag, shaking about 3 legs at a time. Place chicken in pans and bake uncovered for 30 min. Turn over and bake 15-20 min longer, or until tender and nicely browned.

This is a really yummy recipe. The spices have SUCH a good flavor. :-)
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
As I said, I bought a lot so I may try this as well.. thanks!
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Chicken + bottle of bbq sauce. You can't go wrong.
Feb. 9th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
I like simple and quick!
Feb. 10th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
This has nothing to do with your post, but is that a soft coated wheaten terrier in your profile picture?
Feb. 10th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
He's actually a dachshund/ poodle mutt.
Feb. 10th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Aww. He's very cute, and he looks exactly like the wheaten terrier. I had to ask, since I used to own a wheaten terrier, and I got all happy that someone had one too. Lol.
Feb. 11th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Depending on his haircut, he looks a lot like a wheaten terrior except that he's short and long. It's bad that he knows he's cute and uses it to his advantage when he's being bad. He just tilts his head and looks adorable and you feel bad yelling at him.
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