Spicy Drumsticks

By ryanmmurano

These drumsticks are a slow cooker recipe that mixes the spiciness of picante sauce, the potency of thyme and the mild taste of chicken for a delicious dish that can pair well with most vegetables and grains.

Spicy Drumsticks
  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 pound total), skinned*

  • 1/2 cup bottled picante sauce

  • 2 teaspoons bottled cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot) or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  1. Lightly coat an unheated 3- or 3 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in the bottom of the cooker. In a small bowl combine picante sauce, pepper sauce, paprika, thyme, and bay leaf. Spoon over chicken in cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 hours.

  3. Transfer chicken pieces to a serving bowl. Remove bay leaf from sauce in cooker; stir in the oil. Spoon sauce evenly over the chicken. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes to absorb flavors. To serve, spoon 1 teaspoon sauce over each drumstick. Discard remaining sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 209
Carbohydrates - 3g
Saturated Fat - 2g
Protein - 27g
Sodium - 536mg

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