Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Delectable Chicken Recipe that Begs to Be Shared!

Yesterday Chris made a delicious dinner, I immediately knew I had to share it! However, I was stuffed... so I haven't gotten around to posting it until today! Luckily I did remember to take a picture.

Whole Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken! Skip the overnight refrigeration if you are in a hurry. For variety, eliminate the onion and substitute a quartered lemon or two, stuffed into the chicken cavity.


  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large roasting chicken (with pop-up timer if possible)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (optional)
  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices.
  2. Remove any giblets from chicken and clean chicken.
  3. Rub spice mixture onto the chicken.
  4. Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. (I usually skip this step because I'm always in a hurry).
  5. When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot.
  6. Add chicken. No liquid is needed, the chicken will make it's own juices.
  7. Cook on low 4-8 hours.
  8. Note: I highly recommend a pop-up timer in the chicken because some crock pots cook faster/slower than others (my crock pot cooks this recipe in 4-5 hours).
Chris really wanted to add some liquid, because he was convinced the onions would burn, but I convinced him to try the recipe as is, and it was perfect! Instead of chopped onions, he used whole pearl onions, carrots, and chopped celery. He made a box of Chicken Flavored Stove Top to go with it, and it was definitely one of the best meals I've had in a LOOOONG time! I highly suggest you try it!

Also, if you noticed the picture looked a little fun and vintage-y, that's because I discovered an website that lets you apply various effects to pictures. From vintage black and white, to super artsy fartsy colorful. It's a blast. Click HERE to get to Rollip and try it for yourself. I couldn't resist trying a few other pictures as well.


inannasstar said...

I'm soooooooooooo making this. I love using the crockpot in the Summer. I can lounge in the kiddie pool all day, then eat like a queen at night ; )

parisapartment said...

Wow you've got a lot of great stuff going on! It's so nice to meet you after all these years and thank you for the offer on the giveaway. I'll keep you posted and send you the icon. Happy Saturday night!

vicki archer said...

Delicious chicken and that last shot....too cute, xv.