Sunday, September 21, 2008

Crockpot Roasted Chicken

Over at Today's Housewife their weekend theme is crockpot meals. So, I'm going to share one of our family's favorites.

Crockpot Roasted Chicken
1 chicken, whatever seasonings you prefer, and butter or olive oil.
Wash the chicken and pat try. Rub olive oil or butter all over the chicken. Season inside the cavity and outside. We are pretty basic around here. I just use salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. Lemon Pepper is good too. Make 2-3 balls of aluminum foil to place in the bottom of the crockpot to sit the chicken on, so it doesn't sit in all the juice/fat that will drip down while it cooks. I add about 1/2 cup of water, then place the bird on top of the aluminum balls.
Cook on low 6-8 hours, or high 4-6 hours.

Once the chicken is cooked there are so many things you can do with it. Eat roasted chicken with your favorite sides, or debone and freeze to add to soup, dumplings, or casseroles.


Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

That sounds like something that even I can do!! Thanks so much for adding it to our link list! I hope we hear other great recipes from you in the future!

Tara said...

ok this is brilliant! I had no idea I could do this with my crock pot :)

Totallyscrappy said...

Now, what could be eaiser than that?

Sandra said...

I'm always afraid of whole chickens but this sounds really easy! Thanks!

nikkit3 said...

I do want to share one more thing...most of the time when you remove the chicken from the crockpot, it will not come out as one whole chicken. This is because the chicken is so moist, and it just falls right off the bone:-)

Bro. Heath said...'re like Martha Stewart! Except you're pretty, and haven't spent any/much time in jail.

nikkit3 said...

any/much time in jail????!!!! For your information, I have spent ZERO time in jail!

Jessica said...

maybe I should try that...I may use my roaster pan though..."aluminum balls" huh??