Nothing screams summertime louder than crock pot bbq chicken. It’s not summer yet here in Arkansas, but these Chicken Leg Quarters in the Crock Pot have me dreaming of warmer, sunnier days!
Lately, I’ve found myself craving grilled food, but we don’t own a grill. What a dilemma! My solution was to create this recipe. It turned out so tender and juicy that I may never lament the lack of a grill again!
This bbq chicken recipe was finger-licking good and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters at your family dinner table.
Do you associate certain foods with childhood memories? I certainly do, and one of those memories revolves around barbecue, of all things.
Anytime we went on vacation, my dad always found the little smoke shacks, you know the type, the tiny house on wheels that has a smoker attached that can be pulled behind a truck and set up anywhere.
It’s a wonder we didn’t get food poisoning from all of the random food we consumed from those little pop-up restaurants!
I’m not sure how my dad always found these places since that was long before cell phones and GPS were accessible, but he seemed to sniff them out no matter where we went.
2 chicken leg quarters
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup bbq sauce
2 1/2 tbsp homemade dry ranch seasoning
Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning:
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp salt
Pour water into a 6 quart or larger crock pot and add in thawed chicken quarters.
In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and dried parsley flakes to create the Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning.
Sprinkle the Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning evenly over the chicken leg quarters.
Pour bbq sauce over the chicken and spread evenly to cover chicken completely.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve and enjoy!
Please Note: The nutrition information for this recipe has been calculated without any bbq sauce added. Please modify calculations based on the bbq sauce you choose to use.
This recipe is Paleo, but it can be made Whole30 or Low Carb by using a compliant bbq sauce.