Lemon-garlic seasoning, fresh lemons and few other healthy ingredients are all you need for this easy slow cooker chicken recipe.
This is my first time really slow cooking in 2016. I ended 2015 with a slight obsession with chicken legs so why not keep that going for 2016. Dark meats in general like chicken legs and thighs are great in slow cookers. You can use your favorite lemon garlic seasoning for this. I used Caribeque’s lemon garlic. Caribeque is the featured product for this month’s January Low N’ Slow box which is featuring ME as their Chef of the Month. If you ordered your box then you already have your Caribeque seasonings along with the The Valley Hive’s wildflower honey. Both products were hand-picked by me because they are some of my favorites.
This recipe has me using ghee for the 1st time. I should have ordered the large bottle because this is not going to last long in my house. When I opened the jar, it smelled so good I dipped my pinky in to taste it. I get the hype now. Anyway, I smothered the chicken legs in the lemon garlic seasoning, placed them in the slow cooker with a couple dollops of ghee, green onion, minced garlic, and lemon slices. Since I didn’t use chopped onions or any other vegetable for a base, I added some water to the bottom of the slow cooker. Just enough to cover the bottom. 6 hours later…perfection.
- 2 lbs chicken legs
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 tbsp lemon garlic seasoning
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp ghee
- ¼ cup water or low-sodium broth
- Add water or broth to bottom of slow cooker.
- Sprinkle chicken generously with lemon garlic seasoning and add to slow cooker.
- Top with garlic, green onion, ghee and lemon slices.
- Drizzle honey on top.
- Cook low 4-6 hours.
To broil or not to broil. For this one…broil it if you can. Slow cooking makes the skin soggy, this is definitely better with crisp skin. Before broiling, I added an additional drizzle of honey on top of each leg. No necessary but adds a bit more flavor. Just a few minutes under the broiler should do the trick. As you can see, I kept this simple and served it with couscous and a simple salad. This was a hit in my house. My husband said it was one of his new favorite recipes. Bold statement I know. Don’t be surprised if you see different variations of this in the near future. If you make this, I would love to hear which lemon garlic seasoning you used.
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