I know that I said that the sweet & spicy chicken was the easiest recipe known to man but this one runs thisclose to being as easy AND as delicious!
The first time I ever tried cooking a whole chicken, it turned out something like this:
Seriously. It was like a scene out of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. John & I had just gotten engaged so I wanted to prove that I was a good cook. Major fail. I cried. The dog wouldn’t even go near it! So ever since, I’ve been terrified to try to bake a whole chicken until I found this recipe – Baked Slow Cooker Chicken.
It was the easiest thing I’ve ever made! First, I added a couple handfuls of baby carrots and 3 peeled and diced potatoes to the bottom of the crock pot. Then I placed a 4lb whole chicken (after it had been cleaned out) on top. I added sea salt and pepper (separated the skin from the breast and seasoned between the two) and that was it! It cooked on low for 9 hours while I was at work!
When I got home dinner was ready! The carrots and potatoes were perfectly flavored from the chicken stock and the chicken was so tender it literally fell off the bone! It was so good! What makes it better was that it was a healthy meal (no added oil or butter!) and gluten-free! It was highly approved by the husband and the toddler! Dinner that looked like this was a much better outcome:
So you can now add another chicken recipe to your Spoon-friendly file!