A simple low carb recipe for crock pot chicken thighs and drumsticks that requires little prep. The ingredients can be placed in the crock the night before.
Do you cook in the crock pot frequently? I wish I did, but for some reason, I rarely pull my crock pot out of the pantry closet.
I often buy cooked rotisserie chicken at the grocery store for those times when I don’t feel like cooking. However, if I had planned things right, I could have had my own chicken roasting in the crock pot with very little effort.
That’s the thing. I’m not a good planner. I typically cook on a whim without planning out my meals.
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On the weekends, I usually think about some things that I’d like to cook during the week and buy the necessary ingredients. That’s basically the extent of my meal planning, nothing more.
Crock pot chicken has always been a favorite of mine because the meat just falls off the bone like it does with rotisserie cooked chicken. I also have a rotisserie oven, but it’s a small one and a larger sized whole chicken just doesn’t fit in it.
Even with the smaller sized chickens that do fit in it, the legs often end up touching the elements and will burn in those areas. I definitely use the crock pot much more than the rotisserie. However, both of these are appliances that I don’t get good use out of.
I really need to use the crock pot more often because it’s a great way to cook in the summer. Since grilling is the best way to cook meat in the summer, I usually only pull out the rotisserie in the winter, and it’s been a couple years since I’ve used it.
This recipe was originally going to be for crock pot teriyaki chicken. I changed it to a plain old crock pot chicken thighs and drumsticks because the flavor was nothing like teriyaki when it was done.
This chicken tasted more like a regular slow cooked chicken. The flavor from the liquid aminos is very mild and somewhat sweet. I’ll try again to make low carb teriyaki chicken in the crock pot, but I’m going to keep this recipe since it did result in a tasty meat that just fell off the bone.
Crock Pot Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks
Mix together soy aminos, water, ground ginger, garlic powder, sweetener, and molasses (if using) in large 6 quart crock pot.
Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
Add chicken pieces to crock pot.
Turn crock pot on and allow chicken to cook for at least 5-6 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.
Makes 12 servings