{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Coconut Braised Turkey Legs (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)b

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


  • 4 small turkey legs (approximately 2 pounds total)
  • 15 ounces coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (for garnish)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add turkey legs to the slow cooker.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together coconut milk, lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin, coriander, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour mixture over turkey legs.
  3. Cook HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8.
  4. Garnish with cilantro before serving.

Instant Pot

  1. Mix together salt, cumin, coriander, pepper, and nutmeg. Sprinkle seasoning evenly over turkey legs.
  2. Pour coconut milk & lime juice into the bottom of the pressure cooker. Add turkey legs on top.
  3. 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.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Optional but recommended step for both slow cooker & 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.