Slow-Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken Drumsticks

Photo by Susan M.
Adapted from eatingwell.com

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

Servings

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Adapted from eatingwell.com

Ingredients

  • 1/3

    cup honey

  • 2

    teaspoons orange zest

  • 2

    tablespoons orange juice

  • 3

    tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/2

    tablespoons minced fresh ginger

  • 1

    tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 12

    medium chicken drumsticks (3-3 1/2 pounds), skin removed (see Tip)

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2

    teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Directions

Combine honey, orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce (or tamari), garlic, ginger, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add drumsticks, pour in the sauce and mix to coat. Cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F when inserted into the thickest part of the meat without touching bone, 2 to 3 hours on High or 4 hours on Low. Transfer the drumsticks to a bowl. Very carefully pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced and syrupy, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour the sauce over the drumsticks and stir to coat. Serve sprinkled with cilantro and sesame seeds.

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