Super Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken


That's right, just three ingredients produce a rich-flavored, sweet-tangy barbecue sauce for chicken drumsticks.

Simple Peachy Barbecue Chicken
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 ½ - 3 pound chicken drumsticks, skinned (if desired)

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

  • cup apricot or peach preserves

  • 2 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • Fresh peaches, cut into wedges (optional)


  1. Place chicken in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. For sauce, in a small bowl, stir together barbecue sauce, preserves, and mustard. Pour over chicken.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Transfer chicken to a serving dish; cover and keep warm. Transfer sauce to a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until sauce is desired consistency. Serve chicken with sauce. If desired, garnish with fresh peaches.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your chicken is finished cooking, spoon it out of your slow cooker. Once the food is out of your slow cooker liner, simply dispose of the liner. Note: Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
17g Fat
37g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 963mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 45%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 337mg 7%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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