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How to make Slow Cooker Turkey Legs

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe

These Turkey Legs are deliciously seasoned and slow-cooked to perfection—the perfect and easiest way to cook turkey legs.

Thanksgiving and Christmas should not be the only holidays to enjoy a good turkey recipe. These days, turkey legs are available year-round in supermarkets. Eating turkey should be as normal as eating chicken. It is part of the poultry family, after all!

Slow cooker turkey legs are a delicious and easy weeknight meal that’s perfect for busy families. They’re incredibly flavorful, fall-off-the-bone tender, and require minimal prep time. Slow-cooker turkey legs are a great option whether you’re looking for a hearty and satisfying dish or a healthy alternative to fried chicken.

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe

Cooking Turkey Legs 

There are several methods of cooking a turkey. Cutting a whole turkey makes it easier to prepare. The different parts can be cooked separately or together in a large pot.  

All types of poultry need seasoning, but turkey requires more. In general, large birds need more seasoning than smaller birds. Turkey not only needs lots of seasoning but the right herbs and spices as well. Usually, the right mixture of common fresh herbs and spices, such as parsley, thyme, scallions, garlic, and black pepper, is recommended. 

Spices or condiments such as Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauces are perfect to use with turkey. The reason is bold flavors. Certain types of poultry need a strong seasoning blend because of the thickness of the fletch.  

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe

How to keep the moisture

The key to a good turkey legs recipe is also the cooking process. Slow cooking for several hours in a crockpot is ideal. The legs are incredibly tender and tasty, and I have found that process ideal for retaining moisture. 

Roasting in the oven is the trickiest. You can roast the meat by maintaining a low, steady heat for hours, but you won’t have the brown, golden color we always want with this type of meat. When this happens, turning on the broiler for a few minutes will make the meat turn golden brown.

With this recipe, I chose to cook the legs in a crockpot first. When they are almost cooked, they are transferred onto a baking sheet and placed under the broiler for a few minutes. If you do not have a crockpot, you can use your oven. Cover the meat with aluminum foil first, then uncover and let it roast for coloring. The process may be tidiest, but it works. 

The recipe

The recipe starts with cleaning the meat your preferred way. I use lemon to clean most of my poultry. I usually rub lemon wedges all over the meat and rinse it, and I am done. 

Next is the seasoning. A mixture of my favorite dry and wet seasoning, Noubess Poultry Seasoning, Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce, and ground fennel. Everything is mixed with fresh lemon juice and olive oil. 

The legs are cooked with the seasoning for about 3 hours on high and then 10 minutes under the broiler. Each crockpot and oven is different. You will have to adjust the cooking time and the amount of heat. 

This is your recipe if you are looking for something delicious, simple, and easy for your turkey legs. Your meal will look fancy, and no one will know your secrets. Always use strong seasoning and condiments for flavoring. 

In conclusion, Slow cookers are a lifesaver when it comes to preparing easy and delicious meals. They’re perfect for busy weeknights or when you want a hot meal waiting for you when you come home. One of the best things to make in a slow cooker is turkey legs.

Turkey legs are a great alternative to whole turkeys or chicken breasts. They’re relatively inexpensive, they’re packed with flavor, and they’re incredibly easy to cook. Plus, they’re sure to please everyone at the table.

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe! Turkey legs are slow-cooked in a crockpot with the right amount of seasoning for a delicious weeknight meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course, poultry
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • First clean meat your preferred way. Use lemon or vinegar and rinse. Pat dry each leg and set aside. 
    Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe
  • In a bowl, mix poultry seasoning, mango sauce, fennel, salt, oil, and lemon juice. 
    Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe
  • Mix marinade with legs and place crockpot. Cook on high for about 3 hours. 
    Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe
  • Remove from crockpot, place on a prepared baking pan, and roast under the broiler for about 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. 
    Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe
  • Remove and serve with your preferred side dish. 
    Slow Cooker Turkey Legs Recipe

Notes

  • Every crockpot and oven temperature is different. Adjust the temperature and cooking time accordingly. 
  • Spray of sprinkle olive oil on the meat before placing under the broiler. Alternatively, use PAM oil spray. 

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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