Slow-Cooked Lemon-Pepper Chicken Drummies

What could be better on Super Bowl Sunday than an appetizer filled with flavor but without the preservatives, additives and GMOs typically present during the day’s festivities?

Nothing, of course, except for a Super Bowl win from your favorite team!

Not only is this recipe filled with flavor, but it’s also super easy to make. Once you mix your ingredients, the only thing left to do is place them in the slow cooker and let the slow cooker work for you. 5 hours later and not only will you have your Super Bowl appetizer, but you’ll also be convinced that this could be the base to a wonderful meal all year long.

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Slow-Cooked Lemon-Pepper Chicken Drummies
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A slow-cooked chicken drummies recipe that uses minimal ingredients. This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sugar free and paleo.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 5
  • 10 chicken legs (drummies) (thawed)
  • 4 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil (measured then melted)
  • 2 medium lemons + zest (juiced)
  • 2 tbsp. parsley (fresh)
  • 1.5 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  1. Gather and measure all ingredients.
  2. Place the chicken drummies in a large bowl, and coat them with the melted Red Palm Oil.
  3. Add the salt, pepper and parsley and stir together well.
  4. Transfer mixture to the slow cooker.
  5. Using a grater, zest the two lemons over the mixture in slow cooker. Once the lemons have been fully zested, squeeze the juice from both over the chicken drummies.
  6. Place the slow cooker cover on, and slow cook on low for 5-6 hours. (As slow cookers can cook at different speeds, check to see if they are done to your liking after 5 hours. If not, continue to cook on low until done.)
  7. Once they are done, remove from slow cooker and serve immediately. (Added option: pour the “juice” leftover on the bottom of the slow cooker over them for even more flavor.)
{For more ways to use Red Palm Oil, see our Cooking and Baking with Red Palm Pinterest board. We are passionate about the environment, and all Nutiva Red Palm Oil is sustainable. Learn more about how Conflict Palm Oil is Destroying the Environment.}



  1. Maryellen Mealey says

    These are absolutely delicious.. I tweaked the recipe and used boneless chicken thighs and were a huge hit with picky eaters..

  2. Jeanette says

    Awesome recipe, thank you so much for sharing it. It just came at the right time, since I am making it for the ladies attending my fashion trunk show this Thursday in my home in Ft. Lauderdale. I would like to invite you but you’re all in CA. Keep inspiring!
    Carpe diem from Jeanette


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