Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hot-and-Sweet Drumsticks

Use one bowl and the crock pot!  Easy!

Minimal Ingredients
1 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp. bottled minced garlic
1 to tsp. bottled hot pepper sauce
12 chicken drumsticks (about 3 lbs.)
* 2 tbsp. of cornstarch with equal amt. of cold water; use to thicken sauce if desired.

Hot cooked rice (optional) - make according to directions, separately

~ Stir together apricot preserves, ketchup, soy sauce, minced garlic and hot sauce together in a bowl.  Arrange drumsticks in slow-cooker.  Pour sauce mixture over chicken.

~ Cover; Cook on low-heat setting for 6-7 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 - 3.5 hours.

~ When fully cooked, remove chicken from slow-cooker.  Mix cornstarch and water and add to sauce mixture to thicken.

Serve sauce with chicken over hot cooked rice.

* Not very 'spicy' add or subtract hot pepper to desired taste.

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