Nutrition,  Recipes

Slow-Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients

6 servings

  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 12 medium chicken drumsticks (3-3½ pounds), skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Preparation

Combine honey, orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce garlic, ginger, vinegar and crushed red pepper in a small bowl.

Coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add drumsticks, pour in the sauce and mix to coat. Cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F when inserted into the thickest part of the meat without touching bone, 2 to 3 hours on High or 4 hours on Low.

Transfer the drumsticks to a bowl. Very carefully pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced and syrupy, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour the sauce over the drumsticks and stir to coat. Serve sprinkled with cilantro and sesame seeds.

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