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The other day I found chicken legs for 59 cents a pound — major score! So I grabbed a big package, split it into individual servings and froze it. Now onto the fun part — what to do with those chicken legs? I hopped onto Pinterest and found this super easy recipe.
I actually remember making something very similar to this many years ago, but it had been years since I had made it. This honestly takes only minutes to prepare, which makes it the perfect dinner during the holidays or whenever you need a quick and easy meal to prepare. Seriously. You can get this in the crockpot faster than you can go through the drive-thru or pick-up takeout.
I generally permit myself to eat one bite of crispy chicken skin because it’s so tasty but very fattening for a girl trying to lose weight. 🙂 Because this cooks in a slow cooker, the chicken skin isn’t crispy, so if that’s something you want, you can broil the chicken after it’s done cooking to crisp up the skin.
I did that to make the pictures pretty, and it’s entirely possible that I got distracted and may have burnt the skin a bit. 🙂 Again, this is completely optional. The meat is fall off the bone tender. Normally I just pull the chicken from the bones and serve it with some extra bbq sauce. So, so good. Your family will love it!
Crockpot BBQ Chicken
- 2 lbs chicken I used drumsticks
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 bottle BBQ Sauce
- 1 can Coca Cola
- Place chicken in crock pot. Add onion and lemon slices. Set aside 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce and pour remaining BBQ sauce and Coke over chicken.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is fully cooked.
- Optional: remove chicken and place on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Baste with bbq sauce and broil until skin is crispy. Will only take a minute or two. May need to rotate chicken to get the skin crispy on all sides.
- Combine 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce from the crockpot with the 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce you set aside earlier. Serve BBQ sauce on the side.