Hungarian Turkey Legs

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Did you score sale priced turkey, or ten? Looking for some options other than roasting a whole turkey? Here’s a great one for you!

Cut the drumsticks, thighs, drummettes and middle wings from a whole turkey for this delicious and easy recipe. Using the crock pot makes this a very simple meal as far as preparation goes. This is a recipe I found many years ago in a magazine. I’ve made it using chicken numerous times and from sale priced turkey drumsticks in addition to cutting apart a whole turkey. .

I used a 5 quart crock for all of these pieces. If you only used the drumsticks then you could use a much smaller crock.

Hungarian Turkey Legs

Bone in Turkey pieces. Can use drumsticks, thighs, drummettes and/or middle wings depending on your family size.

1 or 2 medium sized onions. Peeled, cut in half and sliced rather thin

2 Tablespoons Paprika

2 teaspoons Sea Salt

Put a nice layer of onions in the bottom of the crock pot. Sprinkle with about a teaspoon or so of the Paprika and a good shake of salt. Add the drumsticks and thighs. Add another layer of onions, Paprika and salt. Add the drummettes and middle wing pieces. Finish with rest of onions, Paprika and good shake of salt. Pour about 1/2 cup of water over it all. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

I like to remove the turkey pieces and use the remaining juice as the basis for a simple gravy. Serve it with rice or mashed potatoes.


Millie Copper
Millie Copper is a Wyoming wife and mama. After reading Nourishing Traditions in early 2009, her family began transforming their diet to whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods—a little at a time while stretching their food dollars. Millie is passionate to share how, with a little creativity, anyone can transition to a real foods diet without overwhelming their food budget. Millie began blogging in late 2009 and has amassed a collection of frugal recipes and methods. Her specialties include cooking with wild game and creating “Stretchy Beans”. Discovering a love of writing, she has penned four books focusing on healthy eating on a budget and is trying her hand at fiction writing. Learn more at


  1. KB

    >That sounds so easy and delicious! I've got some pork ribs in the crock pot right now…what a great cooking implement for busy days.

  2. Millie

    I love using a crock pot. It makes it easier to provide real food for my family. It is especially good for days I'm working. I actually have three crock pots and the other day had two of the three going 🙂

  3. Carla

    >Mmmm, sounds so good and easy! I really need to use the crockpot more. I have three; two were bought as gifts but found out the recipients didn't need them so I may return one and keep one so I can have more than one going at a time.

  4. Argie

    In our home, we haven’t bought a turkey meat. My dad won’t allow us to eat this kind of meat. I wonder what it takes like? Will somebody describe it for me?

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