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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Legs

Jennie Duncan
Pat these chicken legs down with a simple seasoning then cover in sauce. These Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Legs are the perfect slow cooker dinner. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Servings 8 servings
Calories 344 kcal


  • 4 pounds chicken legs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cups BBQ sauce


  • Mix all dry seasonings together. Rub each chicken leg with seasoning and place in the slow cooker.
  • Add 1 cup BBQ sauce on top and place lid on slow cooker. Use a brush to make sure all chicken is coated with bbq sauce.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through. 


  • Tip: I do not add any more liquid to this recipe. The water coming from the chicken along with the BBQ sauce is more than enough. I have tested this recipe with chicken broth and it came out too soggy and soupy. 


Calories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 22gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 783mgPotassium: 380mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 619IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Legs
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