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It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to appreciate this paleo, whole30, and low-carb turkey legs recipe. Made in the slow cooker so it's super easy too.

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Rotisserie Turkey Legs (Paleo,Whole30,Low-Carb)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 4 medium size turkey legs (approx 23 lbs total)
  • 2 tbsp oil of your choice
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp ghee (optional)
  • 1 cup water (for pressure cooker)


Slow Cooker

  1. Mix seasonings together in a small bowl. Rub oil evenly over each turkey legs and rub mixture generously on each turkey leg.
  2. Add turkey legs to the bottom of the slow cooker. If using ghee, add evenly on top of each leg.
  3. Cook HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8.

Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Pour water into the bottom of the pressure cooker. Add turkey legs on top.
  2. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 25 minutes (make sure internal temperature for the turkey is 165° Fahrenheit).  Natural release 10 minutes then quick release remaining pressure.

Optional but recommended step for both slow cooker & electric pressure cooker: Use tongs (the turkey legs will be hot) and remove them from the appliance. Place the turkey legs on a baking sheet and BROIL them in the oven for approximately 3-5 minutes to crisp the skin. 


Nutritional value calculated using the ghee