My husband loves meat. If he planned our weekly menu, it would surely consist of steak with a side of ribs and any kind of grilled chicken. When we go out to eat he inevitably orders spicy wings or drumsticks. So I set out to try Crockpot Buffalo Drumsticks from Listotic in an effort to find some finger-licking good meat that would cost quite a bit less than going to our favorite BBQ restaurant. I was so pleased at how easy the recipe was and how delighted Dan was as he reached for his fourth drumstick. And since the Crockpot was the only tool I had to use, the clean-up was a breeze!
The first thing you’ll need is 10 thawed drumsticks and your Crockpot.
Cover and cook the drumsticks for 3 hours on HIGH.
Once it is cooked, remove the chicken and pour out the juices. I like to reserve the drippings in a pint mason jar. This is quite handy to pull out and add to Chicken Tortilla Soup or a 30 Minute Pasta Bake later in the week. Put the chicken back into the slow cooker.
Now you’ll need a jar of your favorite wing sauce. I chose a jar from Calhoun’s, a local restaurant here in Knoxville that is known for their BBQ. Another good choice is Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce. It can be found at nearly any grocery store for a few bucks.
Mix the buffalo sauce with a packet of ranch dressing mix. Whisk it together until it is smooth and creamy.
Pour it over the buffalo drumsticks and cook it on HIGH for another 30 minutes or until it is done.
When these buffalo drumsticks are done, the meat will practically fall off the bone! They are so deliciously spicy and have a contagious come-back-for-more-flavor. I pull them out with tongs and then ladle any extra sauce on top of the buffalo drumsticks.
How happy would your husband or friends be to eat these during their favorite football game? When I made them the other night for my hubby, his eyes lit up as soon as he walked in the back door. He didn’t even bother to change out of his work clothes; he was all about getting those buffalo drumsticks in his belly!
If this recipe suits your fancy, you may want to check out this awesome 5 Ingredient Crockpot Orange Chicken.
These Crockpot Baby-Back Ribs aren’t bad either. I’m a no fuss cook, so you can be sure that these recipes are delicious but foolproof. If you want more great slow cooker recipes, check out all my Crockpot Meals, follow my Cozy Crockpot Board on Pinterest (just below), or sign up for my free Crockpot E-book on my Home page. Happy cooking y’all!
- 10 drumsticks, thawed
- 12 oz bottle buffalo wing sauce
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
- Cook drumsticks on HIGH for 3 hours.
- Remove chicken and drain the juices.
- Mix the buffalo wing sauce and the dressing until smooth and creamy.
- Replace the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the sauce on top.
- Cook on HIGH for another 30 minutes or until done.