What Are Some Slow-Cooker Recipes for Chicken Legs?

Slow-cooker honey-orange chicken drumsticks and Crock-Pot maple Dijon chicken drumsticks are some slow cooker recipes for chicken legs. The first recipe is for a six-person dinner, while the second is for a four-person dinner.

For the slow-cooker honey-orange chicken drumsticks recipe, combine 1/3 cup of honey, 2 teaspoons orange zest, 2 tablespoons orange juice and 3 tablespoons soy sauce in a small bowl. Also add 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 1/2 tablespoons of minced ginger, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Next, coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray, and add 12 drumsticks. Pour the sauce in, and mix to coat.

Cover, and cook for two to three hours on high or four hours on low. Transfer the legs to a bowl, and pour the liquid into a skillet. Boil over high heat for 10 minutes or until syrupy. Pour this over the drumsticks, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro and 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame seeds.

For the Crock-Pot maple Dijon chicken drumsticks recipe, season 8 skinless drumsticks with 3/4 teaspoon of garlic salt and some pepper. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup of Dijon mustard, whisking until smooth. Pour this over the legs, making sure the chicken is covered. Set a 6-quart slow cooker to high, and cook for four hours.