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Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Drumsticks sprinkled with sesame seeds

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Drumsticks

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 9 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian


Practically dump and cook, these Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken Drumsticks are full of Asian flavor and the slow cooker makes them easy as can be.



  • 2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2” piece ginger root, (peeled and minced)
  • 45 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • fresh chopped cilantro, (for garnish)
  • toasted sesame seeds, (for garnish)


  1. Combine the soy sauce, Thai sweet chili sauce, fish sauce and ginger root in a large resealable container. Add the drumsticks and toss to coat. Place in the fridge and allow the chicken to marinate for at least 3 hours, up to overnight.
  2. When ready to cook the chicken, dump the chicken and the marinade into a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours.
  3. Turn on the broiler. Cover a baking sheet with foil and carefully transfer the chicken to the baking sheet. Brush with some of the remaining marinade and broil on high for 3 minutes on each side, flipping once and brushing with more sauce.
  4. Remove from the oven and garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds, if desired.

Recipe Notes:

source: The Asian Slow Cooker

Keywords: sweet chili chicken drumsticks