Prep 7 mins
Cook 8 hrs
I love garlic, and I love chicken cooked in the crock pot (so tender it falls right off of the bones), so this is a perfect combo of the two. I have some cooking in the crock pot right now, and I am longing for it to be done! :-) I never measure the spices, so these are estimates - please feel free to experiment. It is cooked with loads of garlic, so loving garlic is a plus!
- 6 chicken legs (more or less as needed)
- 20 garlic cloves (skins left on)
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1⁄3 cup chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons oil
- Place garlic cloves in crock pot.
- Mix spices together in med bowl.
- Pour oil into separate med bowl.
- Dip chicken legs in oil, then roll around in spice bowl, until chicken is nicely coated in spices.
- Place chicken legs in crock pot with garlic cloves surrounding it.
- Pour chicken broth over all ingredients.
- Cook on Low for 8 hours.
I wish I had listened to some of you and took the skin off- why I did not is beyond me. I tweaked mine a little bit. I did put in the fresh garlic, used vegetable broth rather that chicken, used Italian seasoning rather than the rosemary, added a splash of Italian dressing and it lacked color....it didn't look appetizing at all. So I, like others on here added paprika for color. I did use 10 drumsticks for myself, two toddlers and hubby. I did have to drain some of the juice (which I saved in a bowl just in case or can use it to pour over white rice) just because I realized later on I had put to much broth in. But it still looks and smells great! OOOH! I also added slices of lemon just to give it a little tang and the smell again I cannot get over the smell.....its soooo yummy! I would def make this again, but next time I will add veggies with the garlic. But def worth trying out and def worth making again and again. Love it. P.s. if you have picky toddlers like I do (my daughter will eat anything but meat and chicken and my son is just a over all picky eater) than this is a winner. My kids devoured it! Happy cooking!
First of all I want to say thank you for sharing this recipe.This is a good one and very forgiving when adapted. I used chicken tenders instead of legs and chopped garlic because that is what I had on hand. I also did not measure the spices just sprinkled them over the top of the pieces. Considering the italian seasonings I think next time I will dip the chicken in a good olive oil before seasoning and may even include some chunks of sweet italian sausage along side the chicken in the crockpot.Thanks again.
I placed the chicken legs in a large ziplock with olive oil and minced garlic and gave them a nice coating, then sprinkled the spices on and added the broth. (Added a bit of basil as well.) I cooked it 4 hours on high, then broiled the chicken a few minutes on each side and it was perfect. The aroma it created while cooking was amazing. This is the only way I'll cook chicken in a crock pot from now on - it seems like every other time my chicken comes out dry with a weird aftertaste. I also made gravy out of the leftover juices to go over red mashed potatoes, which was great.