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quickest chicken in a crock pot

Recipe by
Lake Mills, WI

I was in a real hurry the other day and had some leg quarters that I had thawed in the refrigerator. Because there was a change in plans I couldn't roast them as I had intended; crock pot to the rescue! I wasn't happy with any of the recipes I came across so I made up my own! The resulting dish was delicious, a bit spicy and fall of the bone tender. Bonus! Beans and Rice for lunch the next day. I hope you give this recipe a try when you are in a bind for time!

yield 2 with left overs
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For quickest chicken in a crock pot

  • 8 oz
    fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 can
    black beans, rinsed
  • 2
    chicken leg quarters
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oz
    jarred salsa
  • 1 can
    tomatoes with green chilies
  • 2+/- Tbsp
    chili sauce with garlic
  • noodles or rice for serving
  • optional toppings: sour cream, chopped green onions, queso fresco (mexican crumbling cheese)

How To Make quickest chicken in a crock pot

  • 1
    Heat olive oil in pan and brown mushrooms slightly. Put in slow cooker with rinsed beans.
  • 2
    In the same pan brown skin on chicken legs a little bit for color. Add to slow cooker on top of mushrooms and beans.
  • 3
    Grind some pepper and salt on top.
  • 4
    Now pour the salsa and tomatoes over the chicken. Dot with chili sauce. I used about 2 tablespoons and it wasn't too spicy.
  • 5
    Turn your cooker on low for 6 hours.
  • 6
    Serve over rice or noodles with toppings if you want.
  • Left over rice and sauce
    Rice and sauce are great for lunch the next day!