Friday, August 26, 2011

Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Leg Quarters

Chicken leg quarters are on sale again!  Before I made these, my intention was to do this BBQ recipe, but my the crock in my slow cooker cracked, making it rather unsafe to use.  I finally got a new one and christened it with this chicken recipe.
The chicken comes out amazingly fall-off-the-bone tender, and the foil in the bottom keeps it from being greasy.

Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Leg Quarters

6 chicken leg quarters
barbeque dry rub
barbeque sauce
aluminum foil

1.  Place aluminum foil balls in the bottom of the slow cooker.

2.  Rub the chicken with a barbeque seasoning of your choice.  I prefer Grill Creations Smokey Mesquite.

3.  Place chicken on top of foil in the slow cooker.  Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
4.  Remove chicken from slow-cooker and place on a rack above a foil lined baking pan.  Brush both sides with the barbeque sauce of your choice.
5.  Place under the broiler and cook until the skin starts to crisp and the sauce starts to char slightly (just a few minutes).  Remove and serve.

source: me


  1. I'm making this for dinner today. The only rub I had was Kansas City style - I hope it works well with the BBQ sauce. Thanks!

  2. Made this tonight. Was even better than I hoped. Thanks for sharing the great tin foil technique. Thanks!

  3. I made this tonight, and I'm adding it to my permanent meal rotation. It was so good!

  4. I do not have the smokey mesquite rub I have grill creations chicken and rib rub. Would that work just as well?

    1. He said you can use any rub you like, so I think it would be good

  5. Can you put them on top of each other?

  6. I made this about six weeks ago and even my skeptical husband loved it! Been asked to make them ago for Super Bowl fun food!!!

  7. can you make this for just 2 leg quarters in crockpot?