I love cooking a whole chicken in the crockpot. It's fool proof and seriously tender! This is my favorite recipe (Another fabulous crockpot 365 test drive!) :
- 1 whole chicken (mine was about 6lbs, but smaller is fine too!)
- 2 tsp kosher salt (if you'd like it as salty as the ones in the store, add another 1 tsp.)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 or 5 whole garlic cloves
Rinse the chicken and remove bag from inside. I skinned the chicken, but this is optional. (If my former vegetarian self could see me now!) In a bowl, combine all of dried spices. Rub the spice mixture all over the bird, inside and out. Plop the bird breast-side down into the crockpot. Place the garlic in side the bird. Do not add water!
Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 8. The meat is done when it is fully cooked and has reached desired tenderness. The longer you cook it, the more tender the meat. Devour!
Stay tuned to see all the things I used the chicken for! :)
View the original recipe here at Crockpot 365 ! The 'Crockpot Lady' rocks!