Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken


These slow cooker spicy chicken legs can also be made in a Dutch oven. Tender chicken that literally falls off the bone, so delicious! Serve with rice.

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Slow cooker spicy chicken
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-04-02, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 4 hours 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 11-02-2021

4 hours 20 minutes 4 people Main course
Slow cooker spicy chicken


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  • 4 chicken legs
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 madame Jeanette / adjuma pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • large dash of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sweet ketjap (e.g. ketjap medja or ketjap manis)
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • neutral oil
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • optional: rice and green beans for serving
Slow cooker spicy chicken ingredients
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  • large skillet
  • meat tongs
  • slow cooker or Dutch oven with lid
  • cutting board & chef's knife

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken

4 hours 20 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Peel and finely chop the red onion and garlic cloves. Remove the seeds of the peppers for a milder version and finely chop the peppers. Season the chicken legs with pepper and salt.  

Slow cooker spicy chicken
Slow cooker spicy chicken

Finishing the slow cooker spicy chicken -- 4 hours + minutes

Heat a dash of oil in a large skillet and cook the chicken legs a few minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken legs to the slow cooker and sauté the red onion, garlic and pepper for a few minutes in the same skillet.

Add them to the slow cooker and pour a layer of chicken stock to the large skillet to collect all the flavours from the pan and transfer to the slow cooker.

Add a cinnamon stick, ketjap and nutmeg to the slow cooker and set to the lowest setting for about 4 hours. The chicken legs will be so tender they'll literally fall off the bone.

Remove the cinnamon stick and serve the chicken legs and sauce with rice and green beans. Enjoy!

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