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Cranberry Slow-Cooked Turkey Drumsticks

  • 4 Servings
  • 10 mins Prep Time
  • 4 hrs - 6 hrs Total Time


  • 1 large white or yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 package Turkey Drumsticks, skin removed, about 2 pounds
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Serving Size About 1.25 cups (turkey skin not included in analysis)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 450mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 36g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 6%
Iron 25%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.
  • Step 1

    Combine the onion, cranberry sauce, chicken broth, vinegar and salt in a 4- to 6-quart oval slow cooker.
  • Step 2

    Add the turkey drumsticks to the slow cooker and coat with the cranberry mixture.
  • Step 3

    Cover and cook until tender, about 4 hours on high, 6 hours on low.
  • Step 4

    Add the frozen cranberries and cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Step 5

    Combine the cornstarch and water and gently stir into the slow cooker. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until sauce bubbles and thickens.
  • Step 6

    Pull the meat from the bones. Serve with mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts (optional).

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