Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Drumsticks


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These Slow Cooker Greek Drumsticks have so much flavor and are fall off the bone good!

greek chicken thighs on a pie tin with squash.

This Greek chicken turned out great. The chicken can be marinated over night in a ziplock bag with the yogurt marinade or it can be popped directly into the slow cooker the same day. Since the slow cooker heats up slowly, the chicken gets a bit of time to soak up the Greek flavors of the marinade.

yogurt, drumsticks, garlic and seasonings on a table

The marinade has yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, parsley and salt and pepper. This recipe has all natural simple ingredients but has so much flavor.

drumsticks in a slow cooker with yogurt mixture on top.

Below is the chicken after cooking in the slow cooker but I also put the chicken under the broiler in the oven to get the skin crispy.

cooked drumsticks and squash

More drumstick recipes for your crockpot:

greek chicken thighs on a pie tin with squash and lemon wedges.

This was a great recipe, the Greek flavors were great on the drumsticks. It was a great recipe my whole family enjoyed which is always nice. I hope you have a great week.

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greek chicken thighs on a pie tin with squash.

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Drumsticks

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Drumsticks slow cooked with yogurt, lemon and garlic.


  • 2 lbs. chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  • Add the drumsticks down in the slow cooker. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • After the cooking time is done you may desire to brown the chicken, I do this in the oven under the broiler for about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • NOTE- the yogurt mixture and chicken can be put into a Ziploc bag the night before for extra marinating time.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Arlette says:

    5 stars
    Is In fact I’m making this meal this Sunday

  2. Ginny says:

    Hi! I’m trying this tomorrow with a 3lb mix of legs/breasts. I’ve coated the chicken to marinate overnight so I can dump & cook fast tomorrow. I may add additional yogurt in the morning if it looks like it needs it before adding to the CP. I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Sounds great, yes let me know!

  3. Evie says:

    This looks really good.
    Is it ok to skip the broiling? Just wondering what the texture would be like if that step is skipped.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      You can skip it. You will most likely want to remove the skins before serving, for they can tend to be soggy.

  4. Laura says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely fantastic! I have made this with both chicken thighs and legs. Perfect every time. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Kathy A Dupree says:

    Can feta cheese be used? How about Greek yogurt in place of plain?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Hi! I think greek yogurt will work fine. Unsure how the feta would do.