Slow cooker chicken legs

These slow cooker chicken legs are so tender and juicy they'll fall off the bone. Amazing flavours of kecap, lime, cinnamon and more.

4 hours 10 minutes 6 people Main course
Slow cooker chicken legs


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  • 10 chicken legs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lime (zest en juice)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 tablespoons sweet kecap (ketjap medja)
  • 2 tablespoon salty soy sauce
  • optional:  1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • about 3 cm ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon sambal of your choice
  • optional: fresh parsley
Slow cooker chicken legs ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large bowl
  • slow cooker or Dutch oven


4 hours 10 minutes 6 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Peel and finely grate the ginger. Grate the peel of a lime and squeeze its juice. Combine lime zest and juice with garlic, ginger, kecap, soy sauce, tamarind paste and sambal.

Add the chicken legs and make sure they're coated completely. 

Slow cooker chicken legs
Slow cooker chicken legs

Finishing the slow cooker chicken legs -- 4 hours

Add the coated chicken legs along with a cinnamon stick to a slow cooker and set it to the lowest setting. After about 4 hours the chicken will be so tender it will fall off the bone.

Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with rice and cucumber salad or couscous with vegetables. Enjoy!

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