Crock Pot Super Garlic Chicken Legs

Total Time
8hrs 7mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place garlic cloves in crock pot.
  2. Mix spices together in med bowl.
  3. Pour oil into separate med bowl.
  4. Dip chicken legs in oil, then roll around in spice bowl, until chicken is nicely coated in spices.
  5. Place chicken legs in crock pot with garlic cloves surrounding it.
  6. Pour chicken broth over all ingredients.
  7. Cook on Low for 8 hours.
Most Helpful

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.

bshemyshua July 27, 2006

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 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!

Renee K. August 05, 2015

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.

CookingCutie July 25, 2011