I always noticed the whole chickens in the grocery store and was almost afraid of them. I had no clue what to do with them. It was priced so much cheaper than chicken breasts (which were always my go to), that I thought I would give it a try. I looked up a recipe from food dot com and I found this one. It was even better that it was a crock pot recipe.
Here is what you need:
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large roasting chicken (with pop-up timer if possible)
- 1 cup chopped onion (optional)
In a small bowl, combine the spices.
Remove any giblets from chicken and clean chicken.
Rub spice mixture onto the chicken.
Place in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. (I skipped this because I didn’t think about it until the day of).
When ready to cook, put chopped onion in bottom of crock pot.
Add chicken. No liquid is needed, the chicken will make it’s own juices.
Cook on low 4-8 hours.
Wahlaaaaaaaa…. Now you have yourself a pretty chicken! We ate this for a few meals. So delish!
About Dana Patterson
I'm an energetic SAHM of two fun little girls! It's never a dull moment with kids 21 months apart. I love life and enjoy cooking, working out and just hanging with my family.