Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Sorry I've been MIA lately!  As a stay at home mom who works (very) part time, I would think that I would have tons of extra time to devote to Green & Plenty...but somehow I don't!  I was feeling a bit overwhelmed for a while so I took some time off from the blog to relax and find renewed inspiration.  I was lucky enough to have a wonderful month enjoying boat rides, dinner parties, long walks and great food with friends, family and my boys. 

Since I don't know many moms for whom time isn't an issue, I thought I would introduce this SUPER easy and very delish and nutrish slow cooker whole chicken recipe. 

I started with an organic, free-range whole bird weighing in at just under 3 lbs and $10.  I washed it, dried it and placed it breast side down in my slow cooker.

I then slathered it with the juice of 1 lemon, fresh herbs from the patio (thyme, rosemary and oregano), some chicken rub I had in the pantry, a touch of red pepper, salt, pepper and 4 cloves of garlic (not shown).  I threw the juiced lemon in the slow cooker for good measure and turned it on high for 6 hours.

Sam and I went out to play at the water park and when we returned, the house was smelling fantastic and not at all over- heated thanks to using the slow cooker not the oven .  After 6 hours of cooking on high and 1 hour on warm, 4 adults and 2 children enjoyed the juicy, tender chicken that was literally falling off the bone!  Next time I may add some celery, carrots and onion to increase the veggie power!  Serve this with a salad of seasonal veggies and you're all set for dinner!


1 comment:

  1. This sounds easy and great!
    I'm glad you are back.... it is hard to be around for our online world!
    I am also very part time and it seems I should have lots of time for everything... but I don't.
    Cheers to you friend


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