This saucy dish is great to start off a busy week—just load the slow cooker and get on with your day. The drumsticks can stand up to a bit more cooking time than other cuts of chicken, so you don’t need to rush home too soon.


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and chicken; cook about 5 minutes or until browned.

  2. Arrange onion in bottom of a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Top with chicken. Mix salsa, tomatoes, honey, and spices. Pour over chicken.

  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until chicken is no longer pink close to the bone. Cook to internal temp of 165°F. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Stir in peanut butter until melted and well blended. Serve chicken with sauce.


Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product.


Use a paper towel to help pull the skin off the drumsticks.