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Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

This easy chicken drumsticks recipe is loaded with flavor and made in the crock pot for a simple, no-fuss dinner.

Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks - These super easy chicken drumsticks are loaded with flavor and they're made in the crock pot for a simple, no-fuss dinner.

Hiiiiii. How are you? How goes it? WOOHOO for the weekend! SO happy you’re here!!

Summer has definitely arrived and it is HOT up in hurr. It went from 72 degrees to 93, over night. Why does it have to be like that?! I need a happy medium. Say, 82 degrees.
82 degrees = Happiness, to me. 93 degrees = TORCHer.

I’m also preparing to host my daughter’s 4th birthday party, outside. Today. And we don’t have a pool. Which is why I’m also working on making a trash bag slip and slide as we speak.

Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks - These super easy chicken drumsticks are loaded with flavor and they're made in the crock pot for a simple, no-fuss dinner.

And did I mention that using your crock pot/slow cooker thingamajig is the smartest thing during the Summer?! Yah, it is. It’s too hot to turn on the oven! Kick back, relax, and let your crock pot do all the work. Like, it can make you these Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks without heating up your house. So smart.

Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks - These super easy chicken drumsticks are loaded with flavor and they're made in the crock pot for a simple, no-fuss dinner.

Ugh. I slathered the most amazing concoction on these babes. They are the best thing of life. The best news? They’re not fried and you won’t miss that mess once you try them.

The sauce tho. It’s a combination of soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and lemon juice. What’s more is that these drumsticks sit on top of orange slices while they cook. EEEEP! It’s fantastically FANtastic.

Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks - These super easy chicken drumsticks are loaded with flavor and they're made in the crock pot for a simple, no-fuss dinner.

Now that I’ve said all that I had to say, I’m gonna go continue working on my slip and slide, while creating a playlist of all the 90s songs that I can find. This birthday party is going to be epic!!

ENJOY!

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Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks - These super easy chicken drumsticks are loaded with flavor and they're made in the crock pot for a simple, no-fuss dinner.

Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks - These super easy chicken drumsticks are loaded with flavor and they're made in the crock pot for a simple, no-fuss dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 orange , thinly sliced
  • *8 to 10 chicken drumsticks (enough to cover the bottom of a 6-quart crock pot)
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • slices of green onions , optional
  • sesame seeds , optional

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the orange slices on the bottom of the crock pot in one layer.
  • In a large plate or a mixing bowl, combine flour, lemon zest, salt and pepper; toss the chicken in the flour mixture.
  • Add chicken to the crock pot in one single layer.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic; mix well until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and brush it all around the pieces.
  • Cover the crock pot and cook on low for about 4 to 5 hours, or until chicken is cooked.
  • Uncover and gently stir; let stand 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with slices of green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Serve.

Notes

*A chicken leg with the skin removed after cooking is 180 calories.
A chicken leg with skin intact is 260 calories. Nutritional Information is based on Chicken Drumsticks with skin on.
Adapted from Food Network

Nutrition

Serving: 2 g | Calories: 290 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 26.4 g | Fat: 6.3 g | Saturated Fat: 3.1 g | Cholesterol: 115.5 mg | Sodium: 499.2 mg | Fiber: 0.9 g | Sugar: 9.3 g | Net Carbs: 14 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot chicken, crock pot chicken legs recipe, crock pot chicken recipes, crock pot dinner ideas
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17 comments on “Crock Pot Citrus-Soy Chicken Drumsticks Recipe”

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    Linda Trolove

    Hi I am just preparing this now and I have peeled the orange as I think the peel can be a bit bitter. I will see how it turns out…..Linda

  2. This is our favorite recipe! I make it at least once a week! So delicious & the chicken is so moist & juicy!

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    Harry marshall

    I’ve tried so many of these chicken dishes and I’ll say this is another that stands out, the lemon zest comes through very nicely, I my have used a heaping teaspoon but worth it, the sweet chili sauce, perfect, my compliments, and thanks.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Tonya! Look for the Asian or international aisle, or you might even find it by the ketchup.

  4. Just put everything in in crock pot .. looks so good ..one question . .can i cook on high halfway through cooking..thanks

  5. I’m exited to make this today! I’m going to use skinless thighs as that’s what I have on hand. I’d like to make a large batch but I noticed you mention to use enough chicken to cover the bottom of the crock. I’d like to know if you think it would turn out as good with a larger amount of chicken? I’d like to Double or triple the recipe.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Debi! All recipes for slow cookers have always advised to only use one layer of chicken, enough to cover the bottom, and not to overlap it. And since I’ve always followed that, I’m going to say don’t add more than what can cover the bottom. 😀

      1. Thank you so much for this information! I held off making it until tonight so I elm follow this advise. This recipe sounds so wonderful and healthy, I can’t wait to try it!

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