Thursday, September 2, 2010

Slow Cooker Hot & Sweet Chicken Legs

Chicken drumsticks are a frugal (read: cheap) way to get some good protein in meals. When our grocery store had drumsticks on a super-sale, I bought an excessive amount and filled my freezer. When I saw this recipe, I knew my spicy side that has shown up with this whole pregnancy thing would be very happy.

This recipe was originally a oven recipe, but I adapted it to a slow cooker.

Crockpot Hot and Sweet Chicken Drumsticks
recipe adapted from Siggy Spice

1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
3 pounds chicken drumsticks (about 12)

Combine preserves, molasses, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic and Sriracha in a bowl. Spray a crockpot with non-stick spray. Place drumsticks in slow cooker and pour sauce over, turning to coat all pieces. Cook for 6 to 8 hours on Low, 4 to 6 hours on High. The last hour, remove the lid, turn it to High to reduce the sauce, and stir carefully and baste the chicken with the sauce a few times

The verdict?
Opening the lid and reducing the sauce did wonders for the sauce, besides making my kitchen smell wonderful. I couldn't detect the spice, so next time I would increase it. Everyone in my family ate happily, so it was a success! I did have to soak my crockpot liner for a day or so to get rid of the sticky "funk", but it was worth it.

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