Chicken isn’t something we have too often, mainly because it’s one of the more expensive things to buy from the farm (costs more than vegetables, anyway!). but it’s a meat we enjoy on occasion. Chicken legs are one of the more economical cuts to purchase, and they are so incredibly easy to prepare, especially when you toss them in a slow cooker. This recipe has a rich flavor with salty soy sauce, fresh ginger, nutty sesame oil, spicy chili powder, and sweet honey. Served with some kale sautéed in a touch of sesame oil and chili powder, this dish is a crowd pleaser!
Slow Cooked Soy-Ginger Chicken
- 1 onion
- 6-8 chicken legs
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2″ chunk ginger
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/3 c. soy sauce
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1.5 T. sesame oil
- Peel and cut onion into 1/4″ slices. Place onion slices in bottom of slow cooker.
- Place chicken legs on top of onion slices.
- Peel garlic cloves & crush them. Add to slow cooker.
- Peel ginger and cut into 1/8″ slivers. Add to slow cooker.
- Sprinkle chili powder and black pepper over chicken. Add bay leaf.
- Whisk together soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil. Pour over chicken.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove bay leaf and serve over rice with sauteed greens.