Okay, it's not fried. But, it's also not the soft-skinned slow cooker bird we've come to expect. Jumping off from an posted recipe I saw on some off-brand share site I mixed up some heavily seasoned flour -- sage, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, S&P -- and lightly dredged the drumsticks in the mixture. The chicken pieces were layered in the crock pot and drizzled with melted butter (I used about 2 1/2 TB for 6 drumsticks). After 9 hours on low we had a pretty credible rendition of oven baked chicken. Not quite fried but still pretty tasty and a nice change.
I'll try this one again.