Cooking chicken legs in the crock pot is super simple. This Drumstick Crockpot recipe uses a Ranch marinade that's brushed onto the chicken then cooked in your slow cooker for a delicious appetizer or main dinner entree.
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Raise your hand if you need a quick & easy recipe that takes minimal prep and few ingredients?! As a busy parent, I am always looking for new dishes that will feed my entire family and are budget-friendly.
This Crockpot Chicken Legs recipe meets all my expectations and is one of my new favorite meals to make as an appetizer or main entree. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and is made with only 3 ingredients! Chicken legs are great because they are an inexpensive cut of meat but super flavorful.
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Chicken recipes are a staple in my house because my family LOVES chicken. Between chicken breasts, chicken thighs, and chicken legs, I find myself making at least one chicken recipe each week. Finding ways to get creative is key. Here are some of my favorite ways to serve chicken.
Crockpot Chicken Recipes
- Mexican Chicken Casserole
- Crockpot Chicken Thighs
- Chicken Cacciatore
- Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
Looking for a new slow cooker? Check out my favorite crockpot here.
Check out this step-by-step video to learn how to make Crockpot Chicken Drumsticks!
HOW TO MAKE this drumstick crockpot recipe
- In a small bowl blend oil and dry ranch dressing
- Place chicken legs into the bottom of the slow cooker
- Brush ranch marinade evenly over the tops of the chicken using a silicone pastry brush or spoon.
- Place the cover over the crockpot and set for 2-4 hours on high OR 4-6 hours on low.
- Serve while hot.
In a small bowl, stir together dry ranch seasoning and oil.
INGREDIENT SWAP: The dry ranch seasoning packet can be swapped with any seasoning packet of your preference. My second favorite packet to use with this recipe is a Rosemary Chicken Seasoning.
Place defrosted chicken legs in a single layer in your crockpot.
Brush the marinade over the top of each chicken leg.
Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours or low for 4-6 hours. Then, remove from slow cooker and set on a baking sheet to broil for about 3 minutes for extra crispy skin.
WHAT DO I SERVE WITH CROCKPOT CHICKEN LEGS?
Pair with pasta, rice, or a roasted vegetable for a complete meal. Spicy Mushroom Rice is definitely on my list to serve the next time I make this recipe. Having a variety of dipping sauces for your chicken legs is a great way to please every taste bud. Here are a few great options:
- Teriyaki sauce
- Blue cheese
- Buffalo sauce
- Ranch dressing
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I hope you like this recipe as much as I do. These chicken legs will be showing up at family gatherings, birthday dinners, summer picnics, and dinner in the near future. Enjoy!
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- 10 Chicken Legs
- 1 oz. packet dry ranch dressing
- 2 tbsp. oil
- In a small bowl blend oil and dry ranch dressing.
- Place chicken legs into the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Brush ranch marinated evenly over the tops of the chicken using a silicone pastry brush or spoon.
- Place cover onto the slow cooker and set for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low.
- Serve while hot.