Free Eatwell101 Meal Planner Find Out More >
x

Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & Garlic

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Nov 25, 2020
Meal planner
Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & Garlic
© Eatwell101.com

If you feel like eating Thanksgiving dinner anytime, this slow-roasted turkey leg looks after itself and will quickly become a favorite! Serve with sauteed herbed potatoes. Absolutely delicious!

Slow Cooker Turkey LegsPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the Slow Cooked Turkey Leg

  • 2 lbs (900g) turkey leg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, or 1 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
  • 8-10 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2/3 cup (150ml) chicken stock

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs recipePhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & GarlicPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To make the slow-cooked turkey leg: Preheat your oven to 370°F (190°C). Season turkey leg with salt and pepper. Heat a heavy-bottomed, oven-proof casserole with oil over high heat, brown the leg for 3 minutes on each side. Then add onions, garlic, Sriracha, honey, and thyme; cook for 2 minutes stirring gently, and deglaze with chicken stock. Add the bay leaves.

2. Cover and cook in the preheated oven for 4-5 hours at 370°F (190°C)—or lower 305°F (150°C) for 6-8 hours. Baste regularly with the cooking juices. At the end of cooking, adjust seasoning if needed but there should be enough salt given the chicken stock is reduced.

3. When the turkey meat falls apart easily, transfer to a serving platter and shred with two forks. Enjoy the slow-cooked turkey leg on sandwiches, with a baked potato, white rice, or however else you want to enjoy it.

Tips for the slow-roasted turkey recipe

  • Turkey leftovers should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • You can slow-cook this turkey leg in your crockpot: brown the turkey leg as per the recipe, then transfer everything to your slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

More Turkey recipes you might like

 

easy-Slow-Cooker-Turkey-LegsPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

Play again
Leave a review

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email address will not be published




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • phyllis

    2021-10-08 14:01:43

    This looks delicious. Do you know if it would work with smoked turkey legs? I would imagine that the cook time would be less since it is smoked.

  • Maja

    2021-04-15 04:35:43

    Amaaaazing!!!!

  • Jacquie

    2021-01-24 06:43:53

    Did you really cook it for 4-5 hours at such a high temperature? This doesn't sound like a slow cook recipe. I want to try it but think it will dry out?

  • Katy

    2020-12-01 08:09:32

    I found the honey too sweet despite reducing the amount. I will try the recipe again leaving the honey out. I might like it then.

  • Katy

    2020-12-01 04:30:10

    I tried this recipe using the slow cooker. I reduced the honey but it was still too much. I had to drain off the juice . I’ll add a little more stock in the hope of diluting the sweetness. . I’ll try it again without honey & I think it will be ok.

  • Ing

    2020-11-27 19:35:18

    The most amazing turkey leg I’ve ever cooked. Thank you for the recipe!!

See more reviews
Share to:

Pinterest

Facebook

SMS

Whatsapp

Email
Cancel
Nutrition Info (Beta version)
* The presented values are approximate and shouldn't be considered as accurate. Please calculate your OWN nutrition information in a database using the brand names you have at hand. Each brand is different and nutrition information can vary.
Nutrient
Summary
Serving
x
Find recipes you can make right now

Get inspired by recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home today.

List

About - Contact - Privacy Policy - Your California Privacy Rights - Terms of use - Nutrition & Medical disclaimer - Photo & recipe sharing policy - Faq - Press - Advertise - Legal

COPYRIGHT © 2011 - 2021 EATWELL101®, A REACH MEDIA INC. COMPANY - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

1
X
Suggest a correction