Slow-Cooker Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken


I remember growing up, this commercial would come on for a roaster and the slogan was "Set It and Forget It"  Thats bascially what you can do with this and most slow cooker meals.  You toss all your ingredients in and let the slow cooker do its work.  


2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cayenne peppper
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 chicken leg quarters (2 1/2 pounds total)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges (root end left intact)
3 garlic cloves, minced
3-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, sliced into rounds
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
1/2 cup raisins



In a large zip-top bag, combine cumin, cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; add chicken and toss to coat. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook chicken, skin side down, until golden, about 4 minutes; flip and cook 2 minutes.

In a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker, place onion, garlic, and ginger. Add chicken, skin side up, then top with tomatoes and their liquid and raisins. Cover and cook on high until chicken is tender, 3 1/2 hours (or 6 hours on low).