Saturday, January 14, 2012
Roast Chicken in the Crock Pot
Before last summer I didn't know you could cook a whole chicken in the crockpot.
Then, I did my crock pot cooking week so that I wouldn't have to turn the oven on. During that time, I found out that I could in fact do a whole chicken. And it's easy. I would rather stick something in the crockpot and forget about it than take chances in the oven.
Take gizzards, etc out of the cavity of the chicken. Wash and pat dry the chicken. Place vegetables of choice in bottom of crockpot. You can put something else in the bottom if you don't want vegetables. I used carrots and onions. The chicken needs to be lifted about 1 1/2 - 2 inches off the bottom of the crockpot so that it doesn't boil in the juices that will form in the bottom of the crockpot.
Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add herbs and seasonings. I used thyme, rosemary and garlic. Cover the chicken with the butter/herb mixture and place on top of vegetables. Sprinkle the chicken with sea salt and paprika. Cook on low for 7 - 8 hours.
Once the chicken is cooked, you can remove all of the meat from the bones. Leave the bones in the crockpot and cover with water. Cook on low overnight and you'll have chicken stock in the morning.
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