Crockpot Drumsticks with Fresh Tomato BBQ Sauce

by Merissa on March 11, 2011

in Recipes

I love cooking drumsticks. There are lots of different things to do with them and they are so cheap. Plus they are so easy to make when you can just throw them in the crockpot! We don't eat bottled ketchup or bbq sauce so we make our own. This is one of those "by taste" recipes with not many measurements. Have fun experimenting and making it work for you!

What you need:

  • Chicken Drumsticks
  • tomatoes or canned tomatoes
  • salt
  • brown sugar or succanat
  • garlic powder
  • onion

Picture of the ingredients I used. I don't have any "fresh" tomatoes right now so I just used home canned.

Cut up the onion and fry in olive oil. We used a whole onion because we are onion people. 🙂

After the onion cooked down a little I added the garlic powder, salt, tomatoes, and succanat. I let this simmer for a while for the flavors to come together.

Put in the crockpot with the chicken. Cook together until the chicken is cooked through.

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1 Charity March 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

Great recipe, however I have a question on a different subject. I saw in one of your baking recipes a tool you use from pampered chef that is your favorite, but I unfortunately can’t remember what it is called. It was a black tool. Thanks for your help again!!


2 Merissa March 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love my Pampered Chef Mix and Chop! I’m not sure if you can buy it anywhere other than Pampered Chef, but it’s definitely my favorite kitchen tool. I use it for meat and for chopping things, or crushing things. It’s a good investment!


3 Charity March 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

Thanks, Merissa!


4 Haley Firestine April 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

About how much brown sugar do you use? I am new to this crockpot cooking as I just had two twin girls three months ago.


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