Crock Pot Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks
Even though we're now grilling up dinner in every way possible, there are still days when the grill just isn't an option. If you're familiar with Florida weather at all, then you'll know about the crazy summer thunderstorms. It will be perfectly beautiful (and hot) out with clear blue skies, and then out of nowhere intense rain storms will come in with loads of thunder and lightning, and so much rain falling that you can't see three feet in front of you.
In Tampa, these rain storms always arrive around the afternoon commute home and when I'm starting to prep dinner. Personally, the idea of standing in my backyard getting drenched while lightning is flashing around me just to make sure I grill up my dinner does not appeal to me. Enter the crock pot chicken wings.
These wings only take a couple of hours in the crock pot before being finished off in the oven. Soaking in the lime juice and seasonings while slowly cooking makes the drumsticks incredibly juicy and flavorful. I see lots of these wings in my future for parties, football watching, family dinners, or just when Andy and I want to make dinner quick and easy.
Crock Pot Chili Lime Chicken Wings
- 2 limes
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tbs chili powder
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4lbs chicken drumsticks
- In your crockpot, combine the juice from the two limes, garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper, and a handful of chopped cilantro.
- Add your drumsticks to your crock pot, coating with the mixture.
- Cover the crock pot and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.
- Preheat your oven to 500 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- Line the drumsticks on the pan and spoon liquid from the crockpot overtop. Bake for an additional 10 - 15 minutes, flipping the chicken half-way through.