Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway}

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

I know Thanksgiving is over, but I didn’t get a Turkey leg. There’s only two per bird, and everyone at the table wants them. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I had a turkey leg it’s been so long. So I bought a package of them to make, so that we would each get our own turkey leg.

These sweet and tangy legs have an Asian flare, and are just as good made for the holidays or any day of the week. I started with Thai sweet chili sauce, and added lots of garlic, ginger and agave for even more sweetness. Some rice wine vinegar helps to balance the sweetness and add tenderness to the meat.

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

I braised them in this big beautiful Le Creuset French Oven. And guess what, I’m giving one of the big beauties away too! This big pot is perfect for big cuts of meat like turkey legs, roasts, whole chickens, ribs, soup for a small army – you get the idea. This baby is big, heavy and so roomy!

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

After my turkey legs had braised over low heat for about an hour, I served them garnished with cilantro, green onion and pomegranate arils for a punch of color. To go along side, I served roasted asparagus.

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs

Ingredients:

3 - 4 turkey legs
1/3 cup Thai sweet chili dipping sauce
2/3 cup water or chicken stock
1/4 rice vinegar
3 tablespoons agave syrup
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
salt and pepper for turkey
1 tablespoon olive or rice oil
For garnish:
1/4 cup Pomegranate Arils
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro

Directions:

Preheat large French oven over medium heat. Drizzle with olive oil, Salt and pepper turkey legs and add to pot. Brown on both sides.

While turkey is browning, mix sweet chili sauce, water, vinegar, agave, garlic and ginger in a small bowl. After turkey has browned, add this liquid to the pot and cover. Simmer over low heat 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until turkey is tender.

Serve turkey legs garnished with cilantro, green onions and Pomegranate Arils.

Adapted from Jessica's Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Chicken at How Sweet It Is

Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Now time for the Giveaway!

For a chance to win one 9 1/2 quart Le Creuset French Oven in Blue worth $369, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing to slow cook.

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I received the French oven shown for review purposes from Le Creuset, and they are also providing the lucky winner their prize. All opinions 100% mine.

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81 Responses to “Sweet and Tangy Braised Turkey Legs {Le Creuset Giveaway}”

  1. 1
    Elijah M — November 30, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Slow-cooked chili is one of my favorite things in the world.

  2. 2
    Cat Davis - Food Family Finds — November 30, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    I love to slow cook a pot roast.

  3. 3
    mary @ what's cookin with mary — November 30, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    My favorite thing to slow cook has got to be my old fashioned pot roast with veggies… OR, my chicken and butternut squash stew if I’m feeling the need for lighter fare.

    Such a beautiful french oven! Would LOVE to win this as I don’t have any heavy bottomed cookware.

  4. 4
    Laurel — November 30, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Ribs.Ribs. Ribs!!

  5. 5
    MaryB — November 30, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I love to slow cook short ribs and then serve them over polenta.

  6. 6
    Camille — November 30, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    Soups. I love soups especially this time of year.

  7. 7
    Audrey — November 30, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I like to slow-cook soups.

  8. 8
    Abigial Mayeda — November 30, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    pork shoulder. there are so many options.

  9. 9
    Kelsey B — November 30, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    I love to slow cook buffalo chicken

  10. 10
    Amy CK — November 30, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Cooking Light’s recipe for Coq au vin is always a hit in my house!

  11. 11
    Jaime [5 to 9 Foodies] — November 30, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    I love slow-cooking chicken and dumplings. The chicken is always super moist, easy to shred, and the veggies are tender and delicious!

  12. 12
    Patti — November 30, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    My favorite thing to slow cook is my grandmother’s pot roast that uses coffee in the gravy.

  13. 13
    Madeline — November 30, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    Beef Short Ribs!!

  14. 14
    Hanna — November 30, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    I like to make chicken in the slow cooker, because it always comes out moist. I have a tendency to over cook it in the pan. But I love the idea of soups! I am going to try that next!

  15. 15
    Belinda @zomppa — November 30, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    Ooo yum yum!! The flavors on this is fantastic – looks fall off the bone. What do I love to slow cook? Everything! Chili is a favorite.

  16. 16
    Roz | 'la bella vita' — November 30, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Hi Angie,
    What a super giveaway! I love to slow cook a fantastic pot roast!!! Mmmm!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Ciao,
    Roz

  17. 17
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 30, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

    Short ribs are my favorite thing to slow cook…in a rich, onion-y beef broth

  18. 18
    Rachel Lore'l — December 1, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    My dad’s pot roast in the slow cooker is the best!

  19. 19
    Betsy — December 1, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    I love to slow cook Osso Bucco.

  20. 20
    Sleepyheadedmom@gmail.com — December 1, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I love to slow cook beef stew and pot roast.

  21. 21
    natalie — December 1, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Growing up a huge treat was slow cooked pork roast with sauerkraut! (With homemade dumplings on the side of course.)

  22. 22
    Laura — December 1, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Hands down: BBQ pork or a pot roast. YUM.

  23. 23
    Julia — December 1, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    This looks great! & le creuset- awesome!

  24. 24
    miki — December 1, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    pot roast! yum!

  25. 25
    Anonymous — December 1, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Short ribs! Especially to make tacos with :)

  26. 26
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — December 1, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    I’m not really a turkey fan, but your presentation is so pretty! And that is hands down my favorite Le Creuset color.

  27. 27
    Mark g. — December 1, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    I love to slow cook fish!!

  28. 28
    Chris Alkire — December 1, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    I like braising beef short ribs, yum.

  29. 29
    Rust — December 2, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    A pork roast.

  30. 30
    Malerie C. — December 2, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    short ribs are the best

  31. 31
    Stephanie — December 3, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Roast with veggies! MmmMMmm

  32. 32
    Starla — December 3, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    Goose breasts! It gets very tender and can be used the same as pulled pork or you can make a gravy and have it over pasta.

  33. 33
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 3, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Angie, what a fantastic recipe and giveaway! Gorgeous color. :)

  34. 34
    Jackie C. — December 3, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    Love to slow cook pulled pork!

  35. 35
    Aneesa — December 3, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    Undoubtedly morrocan spiced lamb!

  36. 36
    Betsy — December 3, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Pork to make pulled pork!

  37. 37
    Roberta — December 3, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    We love to slow cook pork roasts, ribs and all kinds of soups and stews. This recipe looks so good and I want to try it with chicken legs for the holidays. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!!

  38. 38
    Julie — December 3, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I love to slow cook roasts!

  39. 39
    Justine Navarro — December 3, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    I absolutely LOVE to make beef stews. Boeuf Bourguignon, of course is a favorite… but really, anything that involves cooking meat in alcohol :)
    I have this pot on my Christmas list this year, but it’s quite a long shot! I might even get my Pony before I get this! Hope to win!

  40. 40
    Rose Fullana kancitygirl — December 3, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    I like to cook slow cooked ribs, savory soups, ribs, roasts

  41. 41
    Ginger Kay — December 3, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    My family loves slow cooked pork bbq and roast beef.

  42. 42
    Lia Simpson — December 3, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    Beef short ribs, low and slow.

  43. 43
    Kindra — December 3, 2012 @ 8:54 pm

    Beef Stew!!

  44. 44
    Elena — December 3, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    I like slow cooked chili

  45. 45
    Megan — December 3, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    My favorite thing to slow cook is a big roast! YUM!

  46. 46
    Carolyn Boyd — December 3, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Beef short ribs – yum!

  47. 47
    Raakhee — December 3, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Pulled pork and Indian lentils.

  48. 48
    Johanna — December 4, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    I love to make a beef roast with tender potatoes and carrots…. Classic and delicious!

  49. 49
    Heather | Heather Likes Food — December 4, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    I love making beef stew.

  50. 50
    Anne — December 4, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    I love slow cooking a pork roast for pulled pork sandwiches. Thanks for the opportunity!

  51. 51
    Khanh — December 4, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I love slow cooking pork and chicken, it’s so easy and the results are moist and delicious!

  52. 52
    JoAnn — December 4, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    I love slow cooking stews! :)

  53. 53
    Andrea Blackburn — December 4, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    I love making taco soup in my slow cooker! So addicting with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream!

  54. 54
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 4, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    I love to slow cook big roasts of beef and pork – love how tender and yummy they get!!

  55. 55
    Andrea — December 4, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Favorite thing is slow cooker balsamic roast beef. Sweet, tangy, and satisfying.

  56. 56
    Baxter — December 4, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Chili!

  57. 57
    Anonymous — December 4, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    I love to make pot roast with root veggies

  58. 58
    Rachael — December 4, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    I like to make pulled pork

  59. 59
    Amber @ Amber's Confections — December 4, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    My favorite thing to slow cook is potroast

  60. 61
    Laura — December 4, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    I’ve always wanted one of these! I think I’d make a chicken in it.

  61. 62
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 4, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    My favorite thing would be a big pork roast and then barbecue it! Gorgeous Le Creuset!

  62. 63
    Heather! — December 4, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    I wish EVERYTHING could be made in a slow cooker! I have so many favorites, but one dish that I really really really love in the crock pot is lasagna. I may never bake it again!

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  63. 64

    Pork roast with apples and onions. Yummy. Hope I can try this in a beautiful new Le Cueuset cooker.

  64. 65
    Jayne — December 5, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Pork roast with apples and onions. Yummy. Hope I can try this in a beautiful new Le Cueuset cooker.

  65. 66
    Tim — December 5, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Have a lot of recipes for dutch oven cooking that would be great in this pan. Not sure which one would get the honor of being the first one.

  66. 67
    Holly — December 5, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    I try to slow cook a roast every weekend. I have always wanted one of these cookers. I know it would last forever.

  67. 68
    Wild Orchid — December 5, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    I love slow cooking boston butt and making pork bbq!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  68. 69
    Gary — December 5, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    BEEF STEW! (I am a simple soul.)

  69. 70
    Michelle Hudson — December 6, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    Bison pot roast with red potatoes and carrots.

  70. 71
    Amber Simmons — December 6, 2012 @ 4:15 am

    Chicken and Dumplings

  71. 72
    Julie — December 6, 2012 @ 4:33 am

    I love cooking chicken thighs with fresh thyme and rosemary, minced garlic, olive oil, sea sat and pepper – cook on high for 4 hours and it comes out divine!!

  72. 73
    Shelly — December 6, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Definitely pork so I can make pulled pork.

  73. 74
    Amy L — December 6, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    My favorite thing to slow cook is pot roast

  74. 75
    Lamar Haggard — December 6, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Osso Bucco

  75. 76
    sandi p — December 6, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    Corned beef and cabbage and veggies … LOVE to cook slow. :)

  76. 77
    Kate D. — December 6, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Favorite slow cooker dish is beef stew

  77. 78
    Rose — December 6, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Sorry, I have tried to leave a comment about a slow cooking dish using rafflecopter without any success. My favorite dish is a Goulash, the smoky paprika mixed in with the bacon and caraway just makes me go back to my childhood.

  78. 79
    myristica — December 6, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    Slow cooking chili rocks. It melds the flavors to an earthy richness.

  79. 80
    Blessie Nelson — December 6, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    Simple lamb stew :)

  80. 81
    Laura Jacobson — December 7, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    I love to slow cook chicken soup!

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