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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

5 minutes of prep and only 8 ingredients makes this the perfect easy chicken recipe
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Barbeque
Keyword: Bbq chicken, Chicken legs, Slow cooker chicken, Slow cooker recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 681kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 8 chicken legs
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup bbq sauce your choice


  • Mix all seasonings except bbq sauce in a small bowl.
  • Rub seasoning all over chicken including under the skin.
  • Place chicken in bowl of slow cooker.
  • Coat with bbq sauce.
  • Cook 4 hours on high.
  • Enjoy!


Chicken can also be cooked uncovered in the oven at 350ºF for 90 minutes or until cooked through.
Try these serving suggestions: 
  • Serve the chicken over your favorite pasta or authentic Spanish rice.
  • Remove the chicken from the bones, mix with barbeque sauce and serve it on a kaiser roll as a sandwich. (Make sure to add some veggies like chopped onion or pickle).
  • Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces and toss them into a wok or heavy bottomed pan with snow peas and carrots and onions for a stir fry. Or you can add it to our amazing Lo Mein recipe.
  • Shred the chicken and roll it into a soft flour tortilla to make a chicken wrap.
  • Use the same shredded chicken and spread it out over a pizza crust. Use barbeque sauce instead of pizza sauce. Top with pineapple, jalapenos, and onions. Bake according to your favorite pizza recipe. (This is Ben's favorite).


Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 1533mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg