Slow cooked Leg of Lamb

This leg of lamb is cooked in the slow cooker with the bone-in and comes out succulent, full of flavor, and so tender that it melts in your mouth.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 464 kcal


  • 4 lbs leg of lamb
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 yellow onion
  • salt & pepper for seasoning


  1. Cut onion in half, and place halves on the bottom on slow cooker.
  2. Wash leg of lamb and season with salt and pepper. Place lamb on top of the cut onion in the slow cooker. *See note below
  3. Add chicken broth, red wine, garlic cloves, thyme in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low temperature setting for 10 hours.
  5. Let rest on cutting board for 15 minutes. Slice, or shred, the meat and serve.

Recipe Notes

*Depending on the size of the leg of lamb, and your slow cooker, it may not fit. If this is the case you can carve the meat off of the bone before cooking and reduce cook time by an hour.