Sunday, September 15, 2013

Crockpot Whole Chicken

It's silly to call this a recipe because it's not really, it's so freaking easy too!

I saw this dish on pinterest a while ago and started making it a few months ago. It's SOOOO easy. To be honest, it's not cheaper than buying a rotisserie - I don't know how on earth Costco gets that price down, but I think it tastes better and I love knowing exactly what is going in this.

1 whole chicken (cheapest to buy the two whole chickens at costco)
any seasoning salt mix (or make your own)
either tinfoil or potatoes to make a "rack" in crockpot

That's it!

If you're using tinfoil, make about 4 big balls and set at the bottom of the crockpot. As the chicken cooks, it releases a lot of liquid, so this prevents the liquid from making the chicken soggy.


You can also use potatoes as your rack, just rest the chicken on top and the liquid that drips out will cook the potatoes with a yummy flavor.


Take your whole chicken and generously sprinkle with your seasoning mix on the inside and out. Make sure to get on the underside of the wings and legs.


Stuff with an onion.


Place on your rack and cook on high for 4 hours.


Halfway through cooking, flip the chicken, and re-season it (generously again).

You can leave the crockpot on warm for 2 hours after the 4 hours high cooking.

This comes out with a crispy skin like a rotisserie and a very tender/juicy meat!

Of course I don't have a picture of the finished product, but imagine a rotisserie. The closest thing I have is it sliced in a tin that you can't really see during dinner - it's the one closest to me:

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