Happy Blogmas Day 1!
I’m always looking for quick and easy Crock-pot meals with minimal ingredients. While getting groceries I came across some whole chickens on sale. I believe I paid $5 or less for a 4lbs Tyson chicken. I looked up a few recipes for chicken in a crock-pot (slow cooker) and came up with my own version based on what I had at home.
What you’ll need:
- Whole Chicken (Mine is 4lbs)
- Chicken Broth
- Fresh Garlic, 2 cloves
- Fresh Parsley, about 1/4 cup
- Dried Red Pepper Flakes (a few shakes)
- Green Onion, 5-6 stalks
- Salt, 2 teaspoon
- Pepper, 2 teaspoon
- Olive Oil, 1/4 Cup
- 2 Lemons, Juiced
- Butter, 1/2 Stick
Directions or my best attempt at explaining:
- Thaw Chicken overnight and remove all the giblets and extra goodies.
- Dice/finely chop the Green Onion, Fresh Parsley, and Garlic Cloves.
- In a bowl combine the Diced/finely chopped Green Onion, Parsley, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes, Pepper, Salt, Olive Oil, and Lemon Juice. Mix to make the Chicken Rub.
- Pour 1-2 Cups chicken broth into Crock-pot (enough to cover the bottom)
- Place thawed chicken in Crock Pot,Cover the chicken in the rub. I used my hands and a spatula to get some into the chicken.
- Cook on high for 4-4.5 hours or Low for 7-8 Hours. I did High for 4.5 Hours.
- Around the 4 hour mark, slice the half stick of butter into 4-5 pieces and place it on top of the chicken and return lid.
- Check to make sure chicken is cooked through. The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° Fahrenheit (75° Celsius). Another way to tell is if you remove the chicken and the juices run clear you should be good.
- *This step is option* If you like Crispy Skin, Remove chicken from Crock-pot, Place in baking dish along with some of the left over broth. BROIL in the oven on high for 5-10 minuets depending on how crispy you want.
Chicken had a great taste, wasn’t dry, and was really good the 2nd day for shredded chicken sandwiches! Unfortunately I go into posting these recipes with intentions of beautiful food pics during and after, but the after gets forgotten LOL. Enjoy!