Wednesday, January 8, 2014

NP Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker

One of the best and most affordable ways to cook chicken is in the slow cooker.  I found this recipe off of 100 Days of Real Food, my new favorite inspiration blog for non-processed cooking.  The meat was literally falling off the bone when it was done.  Yum!  It creates its own juices, so no need to add water or chicken broth to the slow cooker.  Use the chicken leftovers for other great dishes.  I hope you enjoy!

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large chicken, free range if possible
  1. Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.
  2. Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts.
  4. Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid.
  5. Cook for 4 – 5 hours on high (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone. 

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