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Bowl of slow cooker chicken legs

Slow Cooker Chicken Legs

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x


This 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Legs recipe is flavor-packed and easy to prepare with a few simple ingredients. These chicken legs, made with soy sauce, require almost no effort - dinner is done in 10 minutes!


  • 3 to 3.5 pound chicken legs or drumsticks
  • 1 cup jam or jelly, see notes
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)


  1. Place the chicken legs in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl add the jam or jelly, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic. Mix to combine well.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken legs.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 5-6 or until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Enjoy the chicken hot.


  • You can use all kinds of jams and jellies for this recipe. My favorites are grape, apple, apricot, or peach. They have a nice flavor and sweetness without being too fruity. I normally avoid jams with seeds such as blackberry.
  • You can add so many things to these chicken legs! Add a tablespoon or three of Siracha or other favorite hot sauce for some spice, add a teaspoon of Montreal Steak Seasoning for a little bit of smokiness, or throw in some favorite spices like onion powder, cumin, or ginger. It's very flexible and very versatile.
  • The sauce that the cooking chicken creates is delicious. Feel free to serve it over rice. Add a side of steamed veggies and you have yourself a complete meal.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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