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Moist Drumsticks

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
I found this in my mom’s recipe box years ago. It is very quick to prepare and makes the house smell wonderful while it’s cooking. My daughter Molly just loves it! —Lianne Felton, Riverside, California
Moist Drumsticks Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


  1. Place drumsticks in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, 5-6 hours.
  2. To serve, remove drumsticks to a 15x10x1-in. pan; arrange in a single layer. Preheat broiler.
  3. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, broil chicken 3-4 in. from heat until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. Brush with sauce before serving. If desired, sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with sauce: 305 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1489mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.

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