Cooking lunch on Sundays in our household requires a lot of planning and effort. We have commitments in the morning that usually run after mid-day so, to come back home at around 2 PM and still have to prepare lunch is close to impossible. Everybody is already hungry, and we want to just sit down and eat.
The solution that we have opted for is to eat out and, that is OK for some time but then you start running out of restaurants to visit or get bored of food prepared for the masses (If you didn’t know I love eating out! That’s how I sometimes find inspiration or get ideas for my dishes) but sometimes you miss that plate of homemade soup, or that juicy chicken with steamed veggies. Simply put, you crave homemade, comfort food.
That’s what happened to me this last Sunday. I didn’t feel like eating out and I wanted a hot meal but I didn’t want to have to cook for hours so, I decided to delegate that job to my trusty slow cooker.
One of the beauties of that piece of equipment is that you can throw whatever you want in there, set it to cook in low, leave for hours, come back and have a delicious hot meal waiting for you.
For this recipe I used a dry rub to season my chicken and cooked it on a bed of onions to infuse the chicken while cooking. After the chicken was cooked I simply brushed it with barbecue sauce and put it under the broiler for a couple minutes to crisp the skin.
It is a super easy recipe to make, very effortless and one of those that you can set and forget for a couple hours. A slow cooker definitely can save your Sundays!
- 1 tablespoon Sweet Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- 8 Chicken Drumsticks
- 1 White Onion
- ½ cup Water
- 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
- Combine first six ingredients, salt and pepper in a gallon sized zip top bag
- Add the chicken drumsticks, close the bag and shake to coat
- Slice onions and place them along with ½ cup of water on the bottom of the Crockpot
- Place coated chicken on top of the onions
- Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is tender
- Turn broiler on. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and arrange chicken on prepared sheet
- Brush chicken with barbecue sauce and broil for 5 minutes
- Turn chicken over and brush with more barbecue sauce
- Broil for additional 5 minutes