Slow Cooker Lemon Herb Leg Quarters

As you probably notice I have become momentarily obsessed with my crock pot. I don't have a lot of time to stand in the kitchen.

Plus, it's hot. Hot, hot, hot. The weather lady said to run the AC full blast today. But since I'm frugal, it's on 79. (We had a $330 electric bill! Can you believe that???)

I purchased some leg quarters for $.79 a pound a couple weeks ago. They were beautiful and I wanted to cook them in my slow cooker, but sometimes meat falls apart in the crock pot.

These didn't. These leg quarters came out gorgeous!

Best part was, and are you ready for this, the entire meal (which served 4) only cost $2.48!!!!! Yes, it deserved that many exclamation points.

Here's a break down:

Chicken- 2 lbs @ $.79 a pound: $1.58

Brown rice- 4 servings @ $.10 a serving: $.40

Green Giant steamed vegetables- One sale $.50

Let's get started.

What you'll need:

4 leg quarters (thighs and legs)

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 tbsp lemon juice

dried basil, oregano, paprika and kosher salt

You can spray your crock pot if you want. I didn't and it turned out fine.


Sprinkle your chicken with the herbs. You can either remove the skin, leave it on and sprinkle the skin with the seasoning, or you can put the seasoning under the skin. It's all up to you.


Place chicken in the pot and pour in broth and lemon juice.

Cover, set on low. Walk away. Go to work. Come back when dinner is ready!


What about you? Do you have a slow cooker favorite?