Crockpot Whole Chicken Plainer
- Time: 45 min
- Serves: 8
- Complexity: easy
- Calories: 250
- Carbs: negligible
- Whole chicken (I prefer mine without the neck & whatnot, but that's up to you)
- A small amount of olive oil (maybe 1/8 cup?)
- 2 Tbs. butter or margarine, cubed
- 1 small apple
- 1 slice onion (sorry, forgot to include it in the photo)
- Mrs. Dash (whatever is your favorite blend. Ours is Garlic & Herb)
DirectionsRinse off your chicken well, just like you do with a turkey. Pat it dry inside and out, just like you do with a turkey.
You want to core your apple. Slice it also. It is stuffed inside your chicken along with the cubed butter. The reason you want these sliced & cubed is because it can be a pretty tight fit. The type of apple does not matter as far as I know. Use whatever you like.
Using a basting brush, spread olive oil all over your chicken. Then sprinkle with the Mrs. Dash.
Place her in the crockpot. I've done them right side up and upside down. It does not matter. The whole chicken comes out equally juicy no matter what position you put her.
Place your onion slices on top. Set the crockpot to HIGH.
I leave my crockpot on HIGH for 2 hours. Then I switch it to Low for another 6 hours. If you work outside the home, perhaps you could put it on high in the morning while you're getting ready for work. Then switch it to Low right before you walk out the door. In any case, mine cooks a total of 8 hours.
One thing you need to know about this recipe: If you're looking for a beautifully browned, perfectly proportioned chicken for display in the center of your dining room table, this recipe is NOT for you. If that's what you need, then you should probably follow the instructions about cooking on HIGH for 5 hours and then transferring to an oven for browning.