Crock Pot Chicken
Today, I made my new favorite way to cook chicken…in the crock pot. A few weeks ago I got a really great deal on a couple of little “roaster” chickens, but didn’t really know how I was going to cook them. I just knew I couldn’t pass up on the sale and they can “chill out” in the freezer until I figured something out. I decided to cook one of the chickens for our Thursday night dinner with my stepson. But how. As usual, I started surfing the ‘net and found a lot of recipes to slow cook in the crock pot all day. Marvelous! I LOVE using my crock pot in any way that I can.
After reading a few versions, I came up with my own and received rave reviews. This is the third time I have made it. It comes out so moist and the chicken will literally fall apart the instant you try to cut into it. Yum! The hardest part is being at work all day, knowing what you are in store for when you get home. The best part; coming home, opening the front door and being greeted with such a wonderful aroma.
Hungry yet? I have already enjoyed my dinner and just writing about it here has my tummy wanting more!
Here is how you can have a delicious chicken dinner with minimal effort and your family will love you for it!
1. Make sure you remove the neck and giblets from inside the cavity and
rinse the inside and out really well.
2. Pat dry with a paper towel and place chicken into the crock pot.
3. Rub down the bird with butter or margarine.
4. Squeeze some lemon juice over the chicken…if you use a fresh lemon, you can place the squeezed lemon into the cavity.
5. Season with your favorite herbs and spices…what I like to use is kosher sea salt, pepper, italian seasoning, and paprika.
6. Quarter a medium onion and insert into the cavity…I also add 5 or 6 whole cloves of garlic.
7. Place the lid on the crock pot, turn on low.
8. I usually turn the crock pot on just before leaving for work at 7 am and the chicken is perfect when we walk in the door at 5.
All that’s left to do is cook the sides, rolls, whatever! How great is that!?! Pretty darn great if you ask me!