Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 6 Hours
  • Total time: 6 Hours & 15 Minutes
  • Serves: 6



  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp water


  1. In a bowl, mix the BBQ sauce, honey, and hot sauce.
  2. In a slow cooker, add the chicken drumsticks and pour the honey BBQ marinade over the top.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the water until it forms a paste.
  6. Slowly mix the cornstarch mixture into the marinade.
  7. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  8. Optional: Baste the chicken with the sauce and place it under a broiler to caramelize.
  9. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • You can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free variants of BBQ sauce, cornstarch, and hot sauce.
  • I highly recommend that you thicken the marinade with the cornstarch mixture for the best results.
  • Be careful with your cooking times if you are using chicken drumsticks. If you cook them for too long, the chicken will just fall off the bone when you remove it from the slow cooker.
  • As I mentioned above, you can use a different type of BBQ sauce. Personally, the plain BBQ sauce is tasty enough for me.
  • If you need this dish cooked fast, simply turn the slow cooker to the high setting and reduce the cooking time to three hours.

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