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BBQ Chicken

Using a slow-cooker makes it incredibly easy to prepare this BBQ chicken that features some rich and subtle spicing. You’ll love it – and the kids may find it a favorite too.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 4 to 7hours


  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 8 to 10 chicken drumsticks, skinned (2 to 2½ pounds)


  1. In a 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker combine tomato sauce, jelly, lime juice, brown sugar, red pepper, cumin, and tapioca. Place chicken pieces on sauce mixture.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3½ hours.