Sunday, 9 November 2014

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Small Crock Pot Recipes Biography

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This recipe was originally published in February 2011. I just updated the photos and added some recipe notes based on the many comments and questions I have received over the last few years. This recipe is a family favorite of ours and I hope you’ll enjoy it if you try it!

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

My friend piqued my curiosity when she told me about her co-worker bringing in a slow cooker to work with just a whole chicken and slow cooking it for an entire day. She often brought her slow cooker in with some kind of concoction so she could bring dinner over to her friend’s house who was going through chemotherapy treatment. What a great friend, I’m sure her friend appreciated it. My friend told me their office often smelled really good during these days.

(Original photo this recipe was posted with in February 2011)

So when I was on the hunt for a chicken slow cooker recipe, I googled and found this one. It’s incredibly simple and the chicken goes into the crockpot in minutes. I added my own twist to it and guess what? The chicken is wonderfully moist and it’s very simple. After the chicken is done, you can throw it in your broiler to crisp up the skin. Carving the chicken is so easy because it just wants to fall apart. The breast comes right off the bone and is very easy to cut up. The chicken is really tender and flavorful and much easier than roasting a chicken in the oven.

I use a 3.5 to 4.5 pound chicken and it fits just fine in my slow cooker. I added the carrots and vegetables and the chicken rests nicely on them. Also, I added garlic and lemon. My favorite roast chicken recipe calls for garlic and lemon inside the chicken so I do the same when I make it in the crockpot.

This makes a wonderfully easy meal you can serve with mashed potatoes or rice and your favorite vegetable alongside the carrots and celery if you wish. And  I make chicken pot pies with the leftover chicken.

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

Updated: I recently did a lemon pepper version of this recipe & put together a video just to show you how easy it is to put together!

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

I put the vegetables in the slow cooker first. Then, prep the chicken.

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

Rinse the chicken with water and wipe it dry with a clean paper towel. Rub the outside of the chicken with garlic and place the garlic inside. Fold the wings back below the chicken.

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

Add the rub to the outside and inside of the chicken. And place the lemon quarters inside. I try to put the insides of the lemons up against the insides of the chicken, see how the outsides of the lemon quarters are touching?

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen twine.

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

Place the chicken on top of the vegetables. This creates the best cooking situation for the chicken. Cooking a whole chicken inside of the slow cooker creates a lot of broth and resting the chicken on top of veggies keeps the chicken from failing apart too much.

I use turkey lifters to remove the chicken from the crockpot carefully. Place chicken in an oven safe dish or roasting pan & in the broiler for just about 4-5 minutes.

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker from TheLittleKitchen.net

But it’s inevitable, the chicken does fall apart a little bit. The meat is so moist and tender and it’s honestly, the only way we make a roast chicken these days!
Ever wonder why Boston baked beans are called “Boston” baked beans? It’s the molasses. Boston has been tied to molasses since colonial days, when the city was a trade center for rum from the Caribbean. Molasses is used for rum production and is a by-product of sugar refining and was easily available to the colonists. And then there’s the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919, when a huge tank of molasses exploded and sent a sea of the gooey stuff flooding the streets of the North End. I lived in the North End of Boston in the early 80s and at the time you could still pick up a faint scent of molasses on a hot summer day.
Now to the baked beans. Boston baked beans are by definition, slowly cooked. According to Shirley Corriher in CookWise (great book, btw), either sugar or calcium will make beans hard, even after long hours of cooking. Molasses contains both sugar and calcium, which is why adding molasses to a pot of beans will enable you to cook the beans for what seems like forever, without the beans getting mushy. But it also means that if you cook the beans in molasses to get that wonderful flavor, you have to cook them a good long time.
Although traditionally cooked in an oven, Boston baked beans lend themselves perfectly to slow cookers, which is the method we prefer here.
It's 2014: Why isn't my food ready the instant I want it? As a busy working parent, I wish I could just snap my fingers at mealtime and thereby summon a magic genie to whip up something healthy and delicious. I can't rely on my wife—she's as slammed as I am!

I don't want a repeat of my earlier years, when I lived off canned tuna and boiled eggs for months at a time. During one bout of contest prep, I ate the same thing every damn day: a head of lettuce, a pound of chicken, a dozen boiled eggs, and veggies all mixed into one big bowl with salsa. That was it … for 12 … straight … weeks.

When I got married, some kind soul bought us a Crock-Pot. What a revelation! This gadget works quick and easy: All you do is throw all the ingredients into the pot and let it do its thing. You're a lousy cook? Ha! You couldn't screw this up if you tried, especially because cooking times have a ton of leeway. Most meals might be ruined if you cooked them for an hour too long, but your only penalty in a Crock-Pot is that your meat becomes more tender.

Sold? Ready to get pot-trained? Try these five Crock-Pot recipes for massive muscle.

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

Small Crock Pot Recipes Crock Pot Recipes Chicken Beef with Ground Beef Easy Pinterest Beef Stew For Kids Pork Loin Chicken Thighs Phhotos

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