Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks Recipe with Coconut and Cloves – #CrocktoberChicken
Enjoy the exotic aromas of cloves, coconut and more in this Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks Recipe!
There’s no denying it, colder weather is here or on its way. One of the things we do enjoy about this time of year (not the weather) is all of the savoury comfort food that you can make in your slow cooker. This slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe with coconut and ground cloves is packed full of exotic flavours. Oh your kitchen and home will smell so amazing with its mouthwatering aromas. We got the inspiration for this recipe from the Sweet Coconut Clove Chicken recipe from the slow cooker recipe section on Chicken.ca. We made one minor change (soy sauce instead of tamari) and topped with chopped mango instead of shredded coconut.
We served this amazingly delicious slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe on top of a Thai purple sticky rice and had some Thai sweet chili green beans as our vegetable side. You can get our yummy green beans recipe HERE as it’s a quick but tasty vegetable to serve with so many chicken recipes and more. Oh my goodness what an amazing combination but the slow cooker chicken drumsticks on their own are a tasty meal. You can also serve over coconut rice, brown rice, quinoa or really any rice you like.
I was drawn to this recipe because I love anything with coconut milk, shredded coconut and of course chicken. I haven’t cooked a lot with the clove spice so I was intrigued by the combination. Well let me tell you this slow cooker chicken did not disappoint, I’m pretty sure my neighbours were trying to find out where the tantalizing aroma was coming from. This is a great recipe to bring to potluck dinners and/or just enjoy with your family.
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Now let’s get onto our slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe, shall we?Print
- 12 chicken drumsticks
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup low-sodium or unsalted chicken broth
- 1/2 cup demerara brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cloves, ground
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (or Tamari)
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly torn
- 1 fresh mango, diced
- Place drumsticks in a large slow cooker. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, chicken broth, brown sugar, cloves, soy sauce, and garlic, then pour over the drumsticks until coated. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- To thicken the sauce, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water, then add two cups of the liquid from the slow cooker and cook on medium-high until desired consistency is reached, around 5 minutes or so. Serve over an heirloom medley of purple rice, with fresh cilantro and diced mango, and alongside sweet chili green beans.
You can add shredded coconut if you want when serving. As much as I love coconut I decided not to as the coconut milk provides a rich flavour and was just right for me.
- Serving Size: 2 drumsticks
Warning your house will smell so good once this slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe start to cook. Your mouth will be watering, your tummy will be grumbling and you might even have a few neighbours show up at your door. Don’t forget to PIN this recipe so you know where to find it whenever you need it.
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