WW Recipe of the Day - Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Drumsticks
Barbecued chicken on the grill is tricky, often resulting in under-cooking, burning, or both.
Why not keep things simple and use your slow cooker instead?
You can still have tasty barbecued chicken without the grill. How great is that?
These slow cooker honey bbq drumsticks are guaranteed to become a family favorite. It's a quick, easy, healthy, tasty chicken recipe you'll turn to again and again.
If you prefer, you can always use skinless chicken thighs instead.
Here's a video showing you how to easily remove the skin from your drumsticks in seconds with paper towels.
Gina from SkinnyTaste demonstrates how to remove skin from chicken drumsticks:
The secret key for this recipe is to use your favorite bottled barbecue sauce (affiliate link), spicy, tangy or sweet, to create the flavor you like best.
My favorite bottled BBQ sauces are Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet N' Spicy BBQ Sauce and Stubb's Spicy BBQ Sauce which is tangy and much less sweet.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Drumsticks
You'll want to skin your drumsticks to keep them Weight Watchers friendly.
According to my calculations each drumstick has 163 calories and:
9 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Drumsticks Recipe
- 3 pounds chicken drumsticks, skin removed**
- 1-½ cups barbecue sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard (optional)
- 1-½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4- to 5-½-Quart.
- Coat the slow cooker insert with nonstick spray.
- Place the drumsticks in the slow cooker, distributing them as evenly as you can.
- In a bowl stir together the barbecue sauce, honey and mustard and Worcestershire if using, until well blended. Pour over the chicken.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
To Make These Chicken Drumsticks, I Recommend:
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Making this for dinner tonight!!! Excited to see how they turn out (but really anything bbq+chicken=yummmmm :D) Thanks for this recipe!! Love finding new healthy and delicious recipes on your site....I have several more I'm making this week! 🙂
This sounds vey good, but there is no possible way that a drumstick alone, forgetting about all that gookey sauce, is only 2 points plus. I'd calculate closer to 5 or 6 points plus
Hi Donna, thanks for your comment. This is a BHG recipe and I just grabbed the nutritional information they provided to calculate the points plus. I didn't run it through WW Recipe Builder. I'll recalculate when I have an opportunity. Thanks again.