Grandma's old school, crock pot tangy chicken

sherry monfils


My grandmother many years ago shared this recipe w/ me. She said it was 1 of the many she had for those days when most people didn't have any money to spare and would make do w/ whatever they had in the house. It has become a big favorite around here!


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15 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 6
    good sized chicken drumsticks
  • 1 c
    favorite honey bbq sauce
  • 1 c
    whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 pkg
    dry onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    dried italian herb mix
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Grandma's old school, crock pot tangy chicken


  1. Spray the liner of a 4-5 quart slow cooker w/ olive oil cooking spray. You can either cook the chicken w/ the skin on or off, I cook them w/ the skin and take the skin off when done cooking. It keeps the chicken very moist.
  2. Pat chicken dry w/ paper towels and sprinkle w/ salt, pepper & Italian herb mix. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  3. In medium sized bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour sauce over chicken. Set the cooker on low for 6 hrs. You can cook at high for 4 hrs but I find the meat falls right off the bone if cooked on low. Do NOT open and stir, just let it cook. You can serve this over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes or whatever you like. Just spoon some of the sauce over the chicken & watch people lick their fingers w/ smiles on their faces!

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About Grandma's old school, crock pot tangy chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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