HONEY GARLIC DRUMSTICKS (A SIMPLE SUMMER CROCKPOT MEAL)
Recipe type:Main Dish
These drumsticks are a perfect mixture of sweet and tangy, with a bit of kick! They are effortless to prepare and make a great summertime meal for your family, or a crowd.
2 lbs chicken legs
½ cup honey
2 Tbls coconut oil, melted
3 Tbls apple cider vinegar
3-5 cloves of garlic, minced (garlic lovers use 5!)
1 inch fresh ginger, grated, or about ¼ tsp dried
⅛-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper
1 Tbls arrowroot powder or cornstarch (used at the end to thicken the sauce)
In the crock of your slow cooker whisk together the honey, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper, and salt and pepper.
Add the drumsticks to the crock, and toss them until they are fully coated with the sauce.
Cook the drumsticks on low for 4-6 hours, or high for 2-4 hours.
When the chicken legs are fully cooked, remove them from the crock, leaving the sauce inside.
OPTIONAL - If desired, you can place the legs under the broiler at this point to crisp up the skin. About 5 minutes at 400 F should be sufficient.
Ladle out ½ cup of the sauce into a small bowl, and whisk in the arrowroot powder or cornstarch (this step may not be necessary, but I find it's easier to get the lumps out in a smaller amount of sauce).
Pour the sauce and arrowroot/cornstarch mixture back into the crock with the rest of the sauce. Whisk it in and allow it to thicken for a few minutes with the crock on 'high.'
Serve the drumsticks with the sauce poured on top, or in a small bowl for dipping!