Monday, February 27, 2012

Rotisserie Chicken in the Slow Cooker

I have bookmarked and pinned quite a few recipes for this dish and could not wait to give it a try and see if it really did taste like rotisserie chicken.  I had some a cut up chicken in the fridge the other day and wanted to throw it in the slow cooker before heading out for the day.  I decided this was the perfect time to try out a rotisserie chicken recipe.  The recipes usually call for a whole chicken but I worked with what I had and that was a chicken cut up.   And the results... I think this may be one of my favorite ways to cook chicken (aside from a roasted chicken because let's face it - nothing is better than that.)  I was a little nervous about putting this in the slow cooker without adding any liquid to it but that wasn't a problem at all as you can see, it really created a lot of it's own liquid.

I highly recommend this recipe - so does Hubby and I gotta tell you - this even got Little Mans approval!  Enjoy!!!

recipe adapted from  A Year of Slow Cooking
What you need:
1 chicken (whole or cut up)
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
*1/2 teaspoon oregano
*1/2 teaspoon basil
(*if you have Italian seasoning use 1 teaspoon of that in place of the oregano and basil)
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
4 whole garlic cloves
1 onion, quartered

What you do:
As suggested, I skinned my bird, this is optional, if I was putting it in the oven I would have left the skin on to get crunchy but in the slow cooker the skin gets soft.  You can leave it on if you prefer.
Combine all of your spices and then rub all over the chicken.  Place the chicken breast side down (if using whole) in to the slow cooker.  Tuck the onions and the garlic under the chicken or inside.
Cook on high for 5 - 6 hours or low for 8 hours.

You can tell from the picture that this chicken just wanted to fall off the bone -it was full of flavor and just  about perfect!

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  1. I would not have thought that a slow cooker could ever make chicken taste like a rotisserie...but WOW.

  2. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Am so going to try this. Thanks for keeping up the good work!

  5. What a great idea. I have to bookmark this.

  6. This sounds so good, and the leftover chicken could be used in other dishes later in the week.

  7. That looks amazing. Will try it out this week for sure. Thanks

  8. Hey! Just wanted to let you know, I tried out this recipe and it was great! Thanks! A++ Would Cook Again! ;)

  9. This recipe is fantastic! I've made it atleast 4 times in the past month! :)

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