Making chicken drumsticks in the crock-pot is so easy! Add in some potatoes and you have a yummy meal with hardly any work.
Hi friends! Today I’m back to re-share a recipe that I first shared back in 2016. I am no professional food blogger, but this recipe for crockpot chicken drumsticks and potatoes has become my blog’s most viewed recipe. Why? Maybe just because it’s so simple!
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When I use the word “recipe” I use it rather lightly in this case, because this particular slow cooker meal doesn’t truly require a recipe, or at least not an exact one.
You can use any kind of potato for this dish. I will often use russet potatoes just because they’re what I have on hand, but another favorite is red potatoes (as pictured below).
If you like recipes with exact amounts, this may frustrate you a bit, but this really is one of those “a little of this, a little of that” kind of dishes. You can’t really go wrong, unless of course you dump in a whole salt-shaker full of salt or something ha!
My original recipe called for seasoning the chicken drumsticks with basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme. However, I recently realized that those herbs all make up Italian seasoning, so I bought some of that and that makes everything even quicker!
My biggest concern with cooking drumsticks in the crock-pot is that I don’t want to lose the crispy skin that you get when you bake them. To remedy this I like to take the time to sear them a bit on each side before putting them on top of the potatoes in the slow cooker.
Here is everything ready to cook away for a few hours!
Aaaand here’s the recipe for my favorite crock-pot drumsticks and potatoes!
- Chicken drumsticks
- Potatoes (Russet or Red)
- Carrots (optional)
- Italian seasoning (or Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme)
- Minced garlic
- Olive oil
- Peel and cut potatoes; place in crock-pot along with carrots (if desired.)
- Add a drizzle of olive oil, a teaspoon minced garlic, and some salt; stir well.
- Season chicken drumsticks with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
- In a pan over medium high heat, sear drumsticks on each side.
- Place chicken drumsticks on top of potatoes in the crock-pot. Cook for 6 hours on low.
- Serve with a side salad. Yum!
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