Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks

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Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks is an EASY slow cooker chicken dish made with only 6 ingredients, including the salt and pepper! Kid-friendly and delicious – the chicken literally falls off the bone!

This is an EASY slow cooker chicken dish made with only 6 ingredients, including the salt and pepper! Kid-friendly and delicious – the chicken literally falls off the bone!
Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks

It’s great having friends who love to cook. I get the best ideas from them, and this recipe is the perfect example. My girlfriend Nalini is an excellent cook, and she was telling me about this chicken recipe she made in the oven for her family. Me of course changed the recipe (I just can’t help myself) I removed the skin from the drumsticks, modified the ingredients and adapted the recipe for my slow cooker. Results – AMAZING! Kids, husband, everyone loved it!! I served this with Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Proscuitto from The Skinnytaste Cookbook (which my 4 year old loves) and everyone was happy.

Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks – EASY, made with 6 ingredients!

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

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Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks is an EASY slow cooker chicken dish made with only 6 ingredients, including the salt and pepper! Kid-friendly and delicious – the chicken literally falls off the bone!
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Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks

355 Cals 47.5 Protein 17.5 Carbs 9 Fats
Total Time: 4 hrs
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks is an EASY slow cooker chicken dish made with only 6 ingredients, including the salt and pepper! Kid-friendly and delicious – the chicken literally falls off the bone!

Ingredients

  • 8 skinless drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup pure Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp garlic salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Season chicken with garlic salt and pepper and place in slow cooker. Combine maple, balsamic, and Dijon in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour over the legs, making sure the chicken is covered. Set a 6-quart slow cooker to HIGH and cook 4 hours, or until cooked through and tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 2drumsticks, Calories: 355kcal, Carbohydrates: 17.5g, Protein: 47.5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 218mg, Sodium: 965mg, Sugar: 12g
WW Points Plus: 9
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Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks – EASY, made with 6 ingredients!

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370 comments

  1. Could you substitute chicken thighs for the legs?  Perhaps increase the time a bit?
    Thanks!

  2. I made this using 2 good size thighs since there are just two of us. I cooked it with the skin on for 5 hours since I would be out of the house that long and was afraid to dry it out. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. I removed the skin when I was eating it. Thanks for an EASY DELICIOUS recipe. Would be a nice meal for company too.

  3. I made this recipe today (7/10/22), It was DELICIOUS!! I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor, I tripled the sauce because I was cooking 14 chicken legs. I read some of the reviews, one reviewer said she removed the chicken legs and put them in the oven on broil to make the skin crispy. I did that and I returned them to the crockpot. I will DEFINITELY make this recipe again. I took a nap while they were cooking and I woke up to the smell of the sauce filling the kitchen.

    Thank you Gina

  4. Made this last night as stated in the recipe. Absolutely delish. Will be making this pretty often !
    Thank you Gina

  5. Made this again and it is so delicious

  6. Quick and easy to throw together and a hit with the family!

  7. My kids all eat this recipe and love it. It’s a winner!

  8. My family and I absolutely ADORE this recipe. I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs and add more than it calls for. There is always plenty of ‘gravy’ and everyone wants some leftovers for their lunch the next day! It’s so easy to throw together before work and sooooooo delicious. Thank you for a great recipe!!

  9. I have made this Several Times and it is an absolute favorite. Unfortunately I am out of Dijon Mustard & am not doing a shop. I have regular yellow mustard and deli mustard. Can I use either of these? 

  10. This is one of my favourite recipes in the cook books! However, my slow cooker broke recently. So, I had to use my instant pot and it didn’t turn out as flavourful. Any tips on how to convert this recipe for an instant pot?

  11. We LOVE this recipe. Trying it tonight in the Insta Pot. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  12. These were delicious. I made mine with bone in chicken thighs. Thanks, Gina!

  13. This looks delicious, do you think it would be OK to add potatoes or carrots to the crockpot while cooking? Does that mean I need to double the sauce? Will that affect the chicken cook time? 

  14. Hello.. thank you for the incredible recipe – it meets all of my “fav” ingredients without the way-too-much sugar. This recipe made some fine delicious chicken legs. I added a little something …after the crockpot time was done – low for 6 hours; , I placed the legs in an oven casserole dish; poured the liquid over the legs and baked on 375 degrees F for 20 minutes, this enabled the skin to get a little crispier and the sauce thicker – sooooo good! This recipe is recommended for the Keto life-style as well as it uses maple syrup – two tablespoons for the entire recipe! Thank you! Kitty

  15. This was super easy and quick to put together in the slow cooker. The meat totally fell off the bone! I love drumsticks Itasty and cheap!) so I am always trying to find an easy way to preprare them. This recipe is absolutely delicious and I will definitly be repeating!

  16. Love this recipe but how can this be 8 blue points? Isn’t maple syrup the only thing that is counted? It’s 1 point per teaspoon. Thanks!

  17. Do you think I could make this in the instapot?  If so, how much cook time would you imagine?