Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crock Pot Chicken Tutorial

I've used this recipe to make a whole chicken in my crock pot...or slow cooker as some prefer.....for many years now.  Ask my family and they will tell you that I make it a lot!  It's one of those meals that I make when I have a crazy day and need dinner to be ready with virtually no prep time.  So I thought I'd share the step-by-step instructions so you could give it try on your next crazy day!!
Rinse your 4 lb bird & pat dry with paper towels. Put her in your slow cooker.
In the cavity of the bird, put in a Bay Leaf, some onion (I use dehydrated onion) and some sage (optional).

Next you'll need: garlic salt, garlic powder, paprika or Emeril's, pepper, lemon pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, 2 Tablespoons butter and a lemon cut in half.

Squeeze the lemon halves over the chicken.

Spread the butter over the chicken.  I melt the butter & pour it over - it seems easier to me :)

Now sprinkle all those herbs & spices over the top. No need to measure!

Cook for at least 6 hours on low.  You could go 7 hours without a problem.

Here's the finished chicken! The meat usually falls off the bone!

I set my rice cooker so that we have rice to accompany the chicken and then make a salad or veggie.

Let me know if you try this and how it turns out!  It just might become your go-to dinner on those super busy days when you need dinner to magically come together all by itself!


  1. Yummy! I like making chicken in the crockpot, too. In fact, I like making our Thanksgiving turkey breast in the crockpot. Less stress. Super juicy. Falls off the bone.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! :-)

  2. I just want to say .. yummy. Its good :)