Slow Cooker BBQ chicken legs

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.

Ingredients

2 chicken legs with backs attached

1 cup bbq sauce of your choice

chili powder

ground cumin powder

fresh ground black pepper

ground paprika

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)

Bon appetite!!

*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.

get them legs in the crock pot
get them legs in the crock pot
sprinkle seasonings over top
sprinkle seasonings over top
cover in bbq sauce of your choice
cover in bbq sauce of your choice
added chopped veggies
added chopped veggies
the spices used
the spices used
the finished product, a nice mix of sweet and spicy with a good thick consistency

Author: Jamie Stewart

Currently and quite possibly permanently living in the beautiful Comox Valley, Vancouver Island BC. I had spent many years living in Halifax but decided to opt for a milder climate a few years ago and wrangled a move here. I'm 54 years old and have been living with a spinal cord injury for almost 19 years now. As a result of that injury I am paraplegic, a definition I am not always comfortable with. I don't like being defined by what physical limitations I may have but I also don't get bent out of shape about it. Changing public perception of physical disabilities is a long process, one I have embraced and participated in through several volunteer programs over the years. I am an avid sailor (without a boat) and as retirement looms (yes I have continued working full time since recovering from the initial injury), I am pondering how to fill my time in a meaningful way. Traveling more, see the sights of this great country is high on my list. Increasing my involvement in volunteer programs that benefit the physically disabled and just simply trying to enjoy what life has to offer are my goals.