Slow Cooker BBQ chicken legs
What is not to like about using the crockpot on a miserable cold rainy day? This is my take on slow cooker bbq chicken legs using stuff that is likely already in the fridge or cupboard. It’s simple, delicious and fills the house with the wonderful scent of whatever you have in the pot and when the timer goes off, dinner is ready!
Like a lot of my recipes, I add no salt. I find there is plenty of flavour from the bbq sauce and the spices. If you feel the need to add salt, knock your socks off.
2 chicken legs with backs attached
1 cup bbq sauce of your choice
ground cumin powder
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 of a large white onion diced
1/2 green bell pepper diced
1/2 red bell pepper diced
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
The method to the madness
Place the chicken in bottom of slow cooker (I have a compact model so they fit just right)
Sprinkle the seasonings over the chicken to suit your taste. I went a bit heavy on the chili powder maybe a 2 tsps, all the others maybe a tsp each. I also used a hot Hungarian paprika but again, whatever you like or have on hand.
Cover with bbq sauce. I used 1/2 cup of Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet n Spicy and 1/2 cup hickory flavoured no name brand. Didn’t have enough of the Ray’s to do the job!!
Dump all veggies on top, cover and cook 5-6 hours on high. Serve over rice (my suggestion, go with what you like)
*NOTE* This is literally fall off the bone chicken, there is no way you will be picking up these to eat with your hands!
Also, if you feel the sauce is a little thin at end of the cooking time here is a tip. Mix a teaspoon of corn starch with about 2-3 ounces of cold water in a watertight container. Give a good brisk shaking until you have a smooth slurry. Stir that into the sauce, cover and continue cooking for another 15 minutes or so. As the sauce cools down it will continue to thicken.