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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 339kcal


  • 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


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


You can substitute 1 teaspoon ground ginger from the spice aisle for fresh ginger if you prefer. 
To make this Trim Healthy Mama compliant:
  • Use ¼ cup brown swerve OR 2 tbs truvia Or 2 tbs Gentle Sweet
  • Instead of cornstarch slurry, use gluccomanan to thicken. 


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1238mg | Potassium: 392mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.5mg