Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Drumsticks

Asian flavor infused chicken drumsticks cooked in the slow cooker, makes for an easy weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 339 kcal


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • Tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs grated fresh ginger you can use ground ginger, just use a little less
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • sesame seeds for garnishing


  1. Combine the soy sauce, honey, garlic, sesame oil, and ginger in the crock pot, stir well.
  2. Add the chicken and turn to coat well.
  3. Cook on low 6-8 hours, or on high for 2-4 hours
  4. Remove chicken and pour the sauce into a small saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Combine cornstarch with equal parts cold water and mix well.
  6. Add the slurry to the hot liquid. Bring to a boil, until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  7. Baste chicken with the sauce and place it under the broiler for a few minutes to caramelize. (optional)
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with a side of dipping sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute 1 teaspoon ground ginger from the spice aisle for fresh ginger if you prefer. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 1238mg 52%
Potassium 392mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 11g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.