As busy as I am and my family is (partly why I am so busy) one might think that I would use the slow cooker (aka crock pot) more frequently. However, I seldom do. I did find an interesting slow cooker recipe for chicken legs last week and thought I would give it a try. It seemed so easy in fact that I asked Daughter Number 2 to put it together for me. It must have been as easy as I thought because they only question she had was about crumpling up the aluminum foil.
It was a hit with all 5 of us (and I don’t like drumsticks).
So, if you have a few minutes in the morning and a slow cooker on hand (I have 2) give this a try! The fantastic thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t turn the chicken to slimy mush. The outside stays rather crispy and the inside is super moist!
Slow Cooker Drumsticks
- 6-10 chicken legs
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ¼ teaspoon celery salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
Mix the spices together in a bowl. Rub the spice mixture over the chicken legs. Loosely crumple up some aluminum foil and put it on the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the chicken pieces on top of the foil. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. The chicken should not touch the bottom or sides of the slow cooker.
That’s all there is to it!
This is the kind of dish that’s great with a couple of easy sides. Open up a can of “Baked Beans” or pick up some potato salad at the deli. Open up a bag of salad and a can of fruit and dinner is served!
This is something that I will definitely be throwing in the rotation. I don’t think it would work as well with breasts, but I might have to give that a try!