Slow Cooker Duck Legs


Delicious and juicy slow cooker duck legs made with pomegranate juice and mushrooms. It will literally fall off the bone and melt on your tongue.

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Slow cooker duck legs
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2018-12-11, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 6 hours 25 minutes.

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Updated at: 20-04-2023

6 hours 25 minutes 4 people Main course
Slow cooker duck legs


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  • 4 duck legs
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • about 200 gram mushrooms
  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 350 ml pomegranate juice
  • 350 ml strong vegetable stock
  • pepper and salt to taste
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large skillet
  • slow cooker / crockpot

Slow Cooker Duck Legs

6 hours 25 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation – 20 minutes

Make sure to get the duck legs out of the refrigerator in advance. Season the legs with pepper and salt on all sides. Heat a large skillet on high heat and cook them on all sides until they're golden brown.

It's not necessary to add any extra butter or oil, the duck fat will melt during baking. Transfer the duck legs to the slow cooker. Peel the onion and garlic cloves, divide the onion into thin half rings and finely chop the garlic.

Shortly sauté the onion rings in the large skillet and add a bit of the pomegranate juice to the pan to collect all the flavours.

Pour the onion rings with the tasteful pomegranate into the slow cooker.  

Slow cooker duck legs
Slow cooker duck legs

Finishing the slow cooker duck legs -- 6 hours and 5 minutes

Rinse the mushrooms using a brush or paper kitchen towel and divide them into quarters. Add mushrooms, garlic, sprigs or rosemary and thyme to the slow cooker.

Set your slow cooker to the lowest setting and let it 'cook' for about 6 hours. Remove sprigs of rosemary and thyme and serve these juicy duck legs with a salad and fries or pommes dauphine. Enjoy your meal!

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