Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Last-Resort Chicken Legs

Anyone with kids knows that any meal that can be eaten with your fingers is a win. This why these crock pot chicken legs where a hit at our house the other night. This is by far one of our favorite recipes so far in the Gooseberry Patch Slow Cooking All Year ‘Round Cookbook.

Crock Pot Chicken LegsThe chicken legs were of course frozen and were frozen till about 10 minutes prior to me starting to make this recipe.

frozen chicken drumsticks

I did a partial defrost in the microwave and then placed them in a deep skillet. Hit with salt and pepper.

browning chicken legsCover the chicken with some water and let the drumsticks simmer until they are just cooked.

skillet fried chicken drumsticksTransfer the the drumsticks to the crock pot. chicken legs in crock potAnd add the flavor…cover the chicken with butter slices, onion salt or powder, garlic salt or powder, pepper, barbeque sauce and hot pepper sauce.

ingredients for spicy barbecue chicken legsThen cook on high for two hours or low for four hours. Stir once or twice, then transfer to low and cook for another two hours.

slow cooked chicken legsNow, my friend Cris who also made these chicken legs told me she popped the legs in the broiler to crisp up the skin. Which is brilliant because the skin was just pulled off by all of us and tossed. Crispy skin would make this a complete home run!

Crock Pot Chicken Legs

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Crock Pot Last-Resort Chicken Legs

Crock Pot Last-Resort Chicken Legs

If your family loves chicken legs, these crock pot barbeque chicken legs are sure to be a hit with a hint of spice.


  • 6-10 chicken leg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter sliced
  • 1 T. onion salt or powder
  • 1 T. garlic salt or powder
  • 1 t. pepper
  • 3/4 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 1/3 cup barbeque sauce


  1. Place chicken legs in a deep skillet, cover with water. Over high heat, simmer legs till just cooked. Drain and transfer to the crock pot. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. Stir once or twice and then transfer to low heat if you have been cooking on high. Cook for an additional 2 hours. Place chicken legs on a jelly roll pan and place under the oven broiler to crisp up skin.
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  1. Cynthia L. says

    I have made chicken like this many times! Like your friend, I stick it under the broiler for a few minutes before I serve it! Love an easy yet delicous meal.

    Thanks for hosting another great party!

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