Slow Cooker Monday: Honey-Soy Chicken Drumettes

A couple of weekends ago I found myself making heart shaped cake pops, flourless chocolate cupcakes and heart shaped sugar cookies. All in 2 days. And you know I have to sample everything I bake, because otherwise how could I tell you what it tastes like? I do it all for you guys. I don’t enjoy one minute of sampling a new cake pop flavor or licking the bowl — not that I lick the bowl. Um, so anyways…

So this will be a sugar-free week at 52 Kitchen Adventures, but don’t worry – I always have more desserts up my sleeve. In fact, I made salted caramel macarons and whoopie pies 2 months ago that I still haven’t posted. Next week might be the perfect time to share them with you finally. And if you need your dessert fill, check out my brand-new Recipe Index. There’s an entire page just for dessert recipes.

Enough about past desserts. This CrockPot chicken recipe is incredibly easy. There’s practically no prep, just mix together the sauce and pour it over drumettes in the slow cooker. They came out really moist, with the tangy and slightly sweet meat falling off the bones. The only thing I didn’t like about the recipe is that the pineapple pieces just absorbed the sauce and turned black and terribly salty. Next time I’m going to try omitting them.

I’ve been using my slow cooker a lot recently to make easy dinners. Do you have a favorite slow cooker meal?


Slow Cooker Honey-Soy Drumettes

Adapted from Recipe 4 Living

  • 3 lbs. chicken drumettes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or a few dashes of garlic powder)
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Rinse and drain chicken. Combine garlic, pineapple, pepper, honey, soy sauce, and vegetable oil in a bowl and mix well. Place chicken in slow cooker and pour sauce over it. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

7 Comments on Slow Cooker Monday: Honey-Soy Chicken Drumettes

  1. Kita
    February 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm (10 years ago)

    I love a crock pot recipe – and better yet, one with minimal prep. These little drumettes sound delicious.

    • Stephanie
      February 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm (10 years ago)

      @Kita – me too! Minimal prep + cooking all day while I’m gone = happy me when I get home from work.

  2. holly gray
    September 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm (10 years ago)

    You did not say if we needed to dump the pineapple juice in.

    • Stephanie
      September 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm (10 years ago)

      @holly gray – if you used canned pineapple, it will be too much extra juice. You can add a little to the sauce if you want, but you just discard it (or use it for something else).

  3. Katherine
    October 15, 2014 at 11:20 am (8 years ago)

    How long do I cook it on high?

  4. zonnebloem
    August 31, 2017 at 9:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Crock pot chicken drumsticks, soaked in a honey-soy sauce spiked with orange, ginger, and garlic.


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