Slow-Cooked Chicken Drumsticks


Learn how long to bake chicken drumsticks for delicious, fall-off-the-bone results every time. Use your favorite barbeque sauce and feel free to add more seasonings of your choice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 5 pounds chicken drumsticks

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease a baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Arrange chicken drumsticks in the prepared pan; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle flour on top. Spray chicken with cooking spray; cover the baking pan with aluminum foil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until juices run clear, about 2 1/2 hours. Remove foil and pour barbeque sauce evenly over chicken. Continue baking, uncovered, until chicken is tender and falling off the bone, about 30 minutes more.


If you prefer to serve the chicken without barbeque sauce, cook until the drumsticks are no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
16g Fat
10g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 343mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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