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plate with leg of lamb, potatoes and carrots

Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb

Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb is tender and juicy with a tangy wine and broth mixture seasoned with garlic and fresh herbs.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 441kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 pounds leg of lamb or 2 smaller ones - you can also use boneless
  • 2 pounds red potatoes quartered
  • 1 large carrot cut into rounds
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest to serve


  • Add olive oil to a large pot or to the slow cooker if it has an aluminum insert for browning.
  • On high heat sear the meat on all sides, about 5 minutes per side, or until browned. Set aside.
  • After that, add the potatoes and the carrots to the bottom of the crockpot, and season with some salt and pepper.
  • Add the seared meat and drippings from the pan on top of the veggies. Again, season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Next, add the minced garlic, chopped rosemary, rosemary, and thyme sprigs.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and wine on the side of the slow cooker, make sure to not wash the seasoning off the lamb.
  • Finally, add the bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
  • Discard the bay leaves.
  • Arrange the meat and veggies onto a serving plate. Garnish with fresh lemon zest, parsley and serve with tzatziki sauce on the side.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1073mg | Potassium: 1361mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1739IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 5mg