This easy recipe for Crock-Pot Smothered Chicken Drumsticks features tender chicken legs smothered in a tomato & veggie sauce. Serve over rice or pasta!
Crock-Pot Smothered Chicken Drumsticks
My kids were on school vacation this past week and we spent the beginning of the week away at a hotel.
Unfortunately, I never quite snapped back into my routine and I didn’t even go to the grocery store until we’d been home for days.
Usually when the weather starts turning nice, last minute dinners mean grilling out but today it was cold, damp and rainy.
I wandered around the grocery store kind of in a daze (been there?) and finally grabbed some chicken drumsticks and figured I could make something easy in the crock-pot.
My 5 year old wanted mushrooms, so they came home with us as did some canned green beans (she’s also a fan suddenly).
I had an idea to make something with tomatoes and thus the recipe for Crock-Pot Smothered Chicken Drumsticks was born.
If you wanted to make this with breasts or thighs, I think it would be just as good. Just remember you may need to adjust cooking times for larger pieces of chicken.
Try it out and see what you think!
- Chicken Drumsticks
- Italian Style Whole Stewed Tomatoes (Canned) – Undrained
- Green Beans (Canned) – Drained.
- Mushrooms – Sliced.
- Canned Tomato Paste
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Dried Oregano
- Garlic Powder
- Kosher Salt
- Place all ingredients in a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Stir so chicken is coated with sauce.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.
- Serve chicken, veggies and sauce over cooked rice or pasta if desired.
Can I Use Other Cuts Of Chicken?
This recipe works best with dark meat chicken. So chicken thighs or whole leg quarters would also work great in this recipe.
Can I Use Fresh Green Beans Instead Of Canned?
Yes you can. The beans will come out crispier when using fresh which some folks prefer. You can also use frozen green beans as well.
More Great Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes To Try!
- Crock-Pot Chicken Fajita Casserole
- Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Zucchini
- Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili
- Slow Cooker Sweet N Sour Chicken
- Crock-Pot Peach Salsa Chicken
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