For those that follow my blog you know already that I love my crock pot. I would like to tell you that I am a good cook and only use my crock pot for convenience sake, however, I think it may be time to tell you the truth. I will purposely look for something that most people cook in the oven or on the stove top and figure out a way to make it in the crock pot. I currently consider this a healthy obsession!
This recipe is super simple and I have done it numerous times. When Publix has run out of rotisserie chickens for the day, they always tell me that I am welcome to call ahead but I seem to forget that until I am there. Oh well! This recipe for Rotisserie Chicken in the crock pot is very quick to prepare and very simple. It’s a WIN-WIN in my recipe book. You can stock up on whole chickens throughout the year.
What I enjoy about chicken is you can eat it on the go. It doesn’t have to be hot and it’s great for when you just want a quick bite of protein. And when comparing it to other meats, like red meat, it is definitely a healthier choice.
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ROTISSERIE CHICKEN IN THE CROCK POT INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS:
- 2-4 pounds whole chicken
- Olive oil to coat the chicken
- Chopped either yellow or purple onion
- Salt, pepper and garlic to taste
- I add oregano
Place onion slices in bottom of the crock pot. Make sure that the chicken doesn’t touch the glass lid or the sides. If it does then the chicken is to big. Place chicken on top of onion slices breast side up. I always wash the chicken and make sure that there are no insides of the chicken. Then dry your chicken with paper towels. Rub chicken with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Place lid on top. No water needed!! Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
You could add any spices you like from thyme, oregano, basil, lemon pepper, etc. I like oregano and considering that Perdue Chicken adds oregano and parsley water for their chickens, I am thinking this is beneficial for me too. It is supposed to be good for bacteria in your stomach! So yay for us!!
One of my favorite meals to make is BBQ chicken in the crock pot. My grandmother would make her own BBQ sauce (I really wish I had paid attention to that part. Nanny would add a dash of this and and dash of that, who could keep up? LOL) and we would have BBQ chicken with corn on the cob, green beans and typically plain white bread with butter. Sounds great doesn’t it? If you want the recipe for BBQ chicken in the crock pot here is the link for that:https://heartyourlifestyle.com/2019/08/28/bbq-chicken/
Below is the crock pot that I recommend. Of course, I have four (4) and this is my largest!
There are numerous meals to plan for with this chicken.
- Chicken and Mexican Cheese Quesadillas
- Chicken and Pasta Salad
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Chicken Casserole
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken Salad
- Chicken Tacos
The list could continue…..
If you end up making this let us know what meals you prepared from this delicious rotisserie chicken. As always I would love to hear from you!!