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Crockpot Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks
Crockpot BBQ & Sweet Tea Chicken Drumsticks

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Crockpot BBQ & Sweet Tea Chicken

Today’s crockpot meat at Kitchen Hospitality is Crockpot BBQ & Sweet Tea Chicken Drumsticks. Easy to make. Barbecue delicious.

What I love about this crockpot chicken recipe, besides tasting yummy, is that it’s perfect for a busy eBay or blogging day. Such a day means taking photos when the natural daylight is just right, preparing pictures for items to list on eBay, writing blog posts, etc.

The drumsticks were seasoned and cooking in the crockpot by 11:00 am. At 2:30 pm, I added the sauce (see recipe at the bottom of this post).

Barbecue and sweet tea sauce
BBQ & Sweet Tea Mix
crockpot chicken drumsticks sauce
Add the BBQ & Sweet Tea sauce 3-1/2 hours after turning on the crockpot

Sometimes, I like to add vegetables and/or rice with my crockpot meals. This time, however, I decided to serve the chicken with a Greek salad.

Crockpot BBQ & Sweet Tea Chicken Recipe

You can take the skin off of the chicken before you season it. I chose to leave the skin on (too much work for me today). Although, I poked holes in every drumstick with a sharp knife before cooking.

A little about Kitchen Hospitality

Kitchen Hospitality blog began with the decision to blog a book, an idea I got from Nina Amir’s How To Blog A Book. I grew up in the South with a talented mother who, besides preparing meals for the family, cooked meals for large groups and taught church ladies how to make donuts and peanut brittle. She organized food fundraisers during World War II and with church groups.

Nina Amir, an amazing and inspiring lady, came to speak at a writers club I’m a member of. The president of the club asked me if I would chauffeur Nina when she came to speak to our group. I was delighted. Nina and I discussed my Southern recipe and cookbook idea, and now I blog about cooking, recipe, and food anecdotes. Now, you can read them on my blog. In the future, you can read them in a book. You should consider reading Nina’s book on how to blog about topics you’ve wanted to write about. It’s a very helpful book to add to your library.

What anecdotes about your cooking experiences do you laugh about? Share them in the comment section of this blog post, or email them to me (if you would like them to be published in my book) at [email protected].

Years ago, I learned my lesson about making sure chicken doesn’t have uncooked pockets whether I bake, fry, or cook in the crockpot. A particular comical dinner story about chicken is etched in my memory files forever. It’s funny now. But at the time (when I was a newlywed), I was quite embarrassed. My hubby (who gets to eat this Crockpot BBQ & Sweet Tea Chicken meal for dinner) still loves to tell that chicken dinner story after 37 years of marriage.

Laughter is a good medicine. It’s good to be able to tell on ourselves about cooking mishaps and laugh about them.


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  1. This recipe sounds delicious. I love barbecue sauce. I love that you added extra seasoning to the chicken to make the flavors stronger. Do you find that sometimes foods cooked in a crock pot have diluted flavors?

    1. Author

      Thanks, Patti. Like you, I love barbecue sauce. The flavors in this recipe definitely were a good blend. Generally, no, I think that cooking food slowly in a crockpot actually enhances the flavors. However, I tried another crockpot recipe (the pulled pork and brown rice) that includes a microwavable barbecue meat. I added my own barbecue sauce recipe to it because I cooked more rice than I realized I needed. Oh my goodness, the results were awesome!

  2. What a great recipe, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Author

      Miz Helen, thank you. It’s a pleasure to join Full Plate Thursday each week and connect with great cooks who come up with terrific recipes.

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