I sure hope everyone is having a great summer so far with the weather warming up. I’m sure enjoying time by the pool in the evenings and on my days off.
But, that is coming to a swift end soon…. because we’re moving. Yes, you heard that right. Soon, I will have a real kitchen instead of the micro-kitchen I have now. And, by getting a new kitchen, it comes with a house wrapped around it. Isn’t that great?
While doing the happy dance this weekend, I also found time to whip up these slow cooker chicken drummettes that were so good and they just melted in my mouth. It started when I looked at my 1/3 full bottle of Famous Dave’s Apricot Bourbon BBQ sauce and it went from there.
But, moving is not on my top 10 list of things to do and the one thing I dislike moving is my food and condiments. Since the new house is a mile west of where we are now, my food won’t melt in the process. But, between now and then, when the house ready to move in, I plan to use up just about everything I have.
This means being very creative in my adventure in the kitchen and these slow cooker chicken drummettes were my first experiment. I checked out the condiments in my fridge, grabbed a few and came up with something yummy. Recipes for chicken are usually pretty easy.
Fall Off The Bone Slow Cooker Chicken Drummettes
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||3 hours|
|Total time||3 hours, 5 minutes|
- 4lb chicken drummettes
- 1/3 bottle Famous Dave's Apricot Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- 1 1/2 cup honey flavored BBQ sauce
- 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/3 cup Evan Williams Whiskey
- 1 teaspoon Weber Sweet & Tangy BBQ Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Colmans Powdered Mustard
Add jalapeño rings for extra kick
|Rinse and pat dry the chicken drummettes. Place them in your slow cooker.|
|Mix the remaining ingredients and pour the sauce over the chicken. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high from 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally to make sure the drumettes are coated well.|
Just to note: I always use a meat thermometer when cooking chicken, pork and other meats. It’s just something that makes me happy knowing I’ve cooked my food to the desired temp. I HIGHLY recommend the MK4 Thermometer from Thermoworks. It’s rated #1 by Americas Test Kitchen/Cooks Illustrated and it gives you a reading within 2-3 seconds.
After I tasted this little experiment, I knew the family would love them. I made them for a Father’s Day BBQ at my nephews and I will say they were a hit. It’s amazing what you can do with half empty jars of sauce, preserves and honey. The Famous Dave’s sauce was spicy with the hint of apricot so the preserves I added balanced that out.
And cooking so long in that sauce made the chicken literally fall off the bone. That wasn’t a problem with the chicken swimming in a pool of savory deliciousness. Pulled chicken sandwich anyone?
More chicken appetizers for your next party
- Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Meatballs
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 4-Ingredient Chicken Dip
- Baked Chicken Wings
- Chicken Parmesan Egg Rolls
If you make this recipe, take a photo & share it to Instagram and tag me (@lorisculinarycreations) & use my hashtag #LorisCulinaryCreations. I want to see your creations!