Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bake It: Roast Chicken

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I am a fan of the roast chicken you can get at the grocery store for around $5... already cooked and warm and ready to be eaten! We sometimes will have one of those with rolls and a veggie for dinner, and then the leftover chicken goes into some kind of dish later in the week.
I am not a fan of dealing with meat, especially when it resembles the animal from which it came. Therefore, I have never tried to cook a whole chicken. I know you can get them super cheap, but I just am creeped out by them. I am semi-okay with chicken parts (legs, thighs, breasts, wings) and those you can get for super cheap as well.
This recipe is great because I can get a roast chicken taste without having to take up your whole oven and you can use chicken parts if you so desire (you can use a whole chicken if your croc-pot is large enough).

-chicken (as much or little as you like, with the max being how much your croc-pot will hold)
-salt, pepper and any other spices you like on your chicken
-three -four foil balls (enough to keep the chicken off the bottom and out of the juices).

Wad up the foil and place it in the bottom of the croc-pot. This will keep your chicken from cooking in its own juices. This is what will give it that roast flavor.

Wash, dry and season your chicken. I am partial to Pappy's seasoning with a little salt and pepper.
Fill your croc-pot with chicken. Cover and cook on low all day (6ish hours).

When you are ready, you will have a pan full of roast chicken and you can eat it or use it in other meals throughout the week! This is super easy and really, cheaper than getting a roast chicken from the store!



Lisa Chaffee said...

yum! I'm always looking for new ways to cook chicken and I love to use my croc pot whenever possible. Thanks for this recipe, I can't wait to try it!

Melody's Mama said...

I love the use of the foil balls to get the chicken out of it's own juice. I can't wait to try this!