Moist Drumsticks Recipe
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Moist Drumsticks Recipe

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“I found this in my mom’s recipe box years ago,” notes Lianne Felton of Riverside, California. “It’s very quick to prepare and makes the house smell wonderful while it’s cooking. My daughter, Molly, just loves it!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

1/2 pound: 304 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1490mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, trace fiber), 32g protein


  1. Place drumsticks in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a thermometer reads 180°.
  2. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Moist Drumsticks in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p47

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"Excellent!! The sauce was delicious, also put over mashed potatoes."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Great taste! I did take the chicken off the bones and used as meat with gravy over mash potatoes. Will try with boneless/skinless chicken thighs next time."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I used thighs, we really liked the sauce"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Sauce was good. Will use chicken breast next time."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Excellent recipe and so easy to make. My family loved it."

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