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Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

With a flavorful soy sauce and pineapple glaze, these chicken drumsticks are packed with flavor!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 336kcal
Author Ashley C.


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 pounds chicken drumsticks
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Fresh pineapple for serving


  • In a mixing bowl, add soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, worcestershire, pepper, salt, and bbq sauce. In a ramekin or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water, then add to the bowl with the bbq sauce. Whisk together well. Set aside ¼ cup.
  • Place drumsticks into the slow cooker. Pour bbq mix over the drumsticks. Cover, and set the slow cooker to low for 6 hours, or high for 3.5 hours.
  • Once finished cooking, set drumsticks onto a baking sheet and brush with remaining sauce. Place under the broiler in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with pineapple slices. Enjoy!


  • Brown Sugar: You can omit the brown sugar for less sweetness or substitute with maple syrup.
  • Cornstarch: You can substitute with arrowroot powder.
Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1083mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg