Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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 We made one minor change (soy sauce instead of tamari) and topped with chopped mango instead of shredded coconut.

Slow Cooker Chicken DrumsticksWe 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.

Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

When it comes to chicken it’s my family’s number one protein choice because of the vast variety of delicious recipes we can create with chicken. We only buy chicken Raised by a Canadian farmer as Canadian chicken is raised here in Canada according to nationally-set, mandatory food safety and animal care standards. Canadian chicken is grain-fed, free of hormones and steroids, that’s important for my peace of mind and health of my family. We expect great quality and we get it when we buy chicken that has the Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo on the package.

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Now let’s get onto our slow cooker chicken drumsticks recipe, shall we?

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Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks Recipe
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Cook time
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup low-sodium or unsalted chicken broth
  • ½ cup demerara brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cloves, ground
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly torn
  • 1 fresh mango, diced
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Nutrition Information
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.

slow cooker chicken drumsticks

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Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks

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  1. Melissa Storms says:

    These look really good. I need to find more ways to make drumsticks, and thighs actually. My locally grocery had a 2 week crazy sale on thighs and drumsticks. I bought way too many just couldn’t pass them up and we are kind of getting sick of them. I haven’t tried anything sweet and savory yet though.

  2. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These recipes sound and look so good. We eat alot of chicken and veggies at our house. I will be giving these a try. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

  3. Cami Valenzuela says:

    This look and sounds really good. We are still in the 90s here so I don’t wanna use slow cooker but definitely saving the recipe.

  4. Sue Mullaney says:

    This recipe looks really delicious; I’ll definitely want to try making it; thanks for sharing!

  5. Mary Gardner says:

    I have all the ingredients for these on hand except for the fresh cilantro. I will be picking some up to make these!

  6. Cindy Bowling says:

    My youngest granddaughter is learning to cook. The Slow Cooker Chicken Drumsticks will be a great one for her to make especially since she loves drumsticks.

  7. Sarah Oswald says:

    This looks and sounds so yummy I had to pin it so I could find it easier to make later. Thanks for sharing the recipe I can’t wait to try it out.

  8. Jerry Marquardt says:

    This looks so yummy! I really cannot wait to try your special instruction on an excellent chicken plate of which I am trying out over the coming weekend.

  9. Mary Rutter says:

    I need to start making dinners in a slow cooker. This looks yummy

  10. BARBARA SCOTT says:

    This looks so good, I love crock pot chicken it’s so tender.

  11. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This looks so good. Thank you for the recipe!

  12. amanda whitley says:

    this looks really good, i am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken

  13. These look like easy and economical chicken recipes.

  14. Stacey A Smith says:

    sound different I have never use a slow cooker to cook drumsticks.

  15. Anita Jude says:

    oh wow this sounds amazing and looks delicious can’t wait to try to make it !!!

  16. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

  17. This chicken recipe sounds really good. Our family eats primarily chicken because it is so versatile and a healthier meat. I love to cook in the slow cooker, it makes our home smell delicious and dinner preparation at the end of a hectic day is a snap. Next shopping trip the ingredients will be on the list!

  18. Kathy Pease says:

    This looks delicious and I will have to try it as my husband loves chicken.

  19. Michelle H. says:

    I like how this recipe has different flavors from the usual chicken crockpot recipes I have tried. And I love mango.

  20. Armando Rincon says:

    sounds interesting I’ve always been a fan of sweet-salty recipes.

  21. This looks and sounds delicious. It seems fairly simple, as well, with some great ingredients! I will have to pin this to try later!

  22. It’s about time for me to try something new for supper for my family, and this looks great!

  23. I’ve never cooked drumsticks in a slow cooker. These look really delicious!

  24. Sandra Watts says:

    It looks delicious. I want some of the green beans.

  25. ANNETTE FISHER says:

    Sounds yummy and the flavors are amazing. I would use chicken breast instead.

  26. Dawn Monroe says:

    I have a huge family and always buy drumsticks because they are inexpensive. Im sure everyone would appreciate a new recipe.

  27. I use my slow cooker frequently this time of year and am always on the lookout for new and interesting recipes. This is one I will try.

  28. This sounds soo good, the green bean recipe, too. I finally have a slow cooker, and I would love to make this!

  29. Abigail Gibson says:

    Looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Michelle S says:

    I’m not sure my kids would like these but they sound yummy for the adults in the house. I’m always looking for new recipes to shake up our routine.

  31. beth shepherd says:

    I love slow cooker recipes. THank you

  32. Debbie Welchert says:

    These chicken drumsticks look so amazing. I love the simple ingredients and how easy this would be to make. This is one meal I look forward to making.

  33. Mary Gardner says:

    This sounds really delicious. I love the flavor of cloves but never tried adding it to chicken. Thanks for the recipe!

  34. rochelle Haynes says:

    This is looking good i love chicken

  35. ellen beck says:

    These look good. I have never cooked with coconut milk before. I bet it adds a nice flavor.

  36. Richard Hicks says:

    This is one I want to try!

  37. David Smith says:

    This looks really good, we will have to try it out. Thanks for the recipe

  38. My daughter tried a few thai recipes for us and I really enjoy the different flavors. Love the spicy kick! Your drumstick dish sounds delicious and easy to make.

  39. Elizabeth Tarlow says:

    This Drumstick recipe looks so tasty! It will be what’s for dinner, tomorrow! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I have a fresh pineapple, and might just use it instead of mango!

  40. Rita Leonard says:

    Sounds like a great recipe

  41. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I love that you can make chicken drumsticks in your slow cooker. I am definitely trying this recipe.

  42. My son I gonna see this and want me to make this asap looks delicious

  43. Great flavors in this recipe. Yum!

  44. sherry butcher says:

    Look so inviting, I think I can try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    Thsi sounds wonderful.I like the drumsticks, they are juicy and tender.

  46. Drooling over this recipe

  47. Heidi Horne says:

    these look really yummy

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