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.

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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Kitchen equipment

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  • large skillet
  • meat tongs
  • slow cooker or Dutch oven with lid
  • cutting board & chef's knife


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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