Sunday, March 24, 2013

Crock Pot Roast Chicken--SRC


Secret Recipe Club is a great way to meet new bloggers and have fun along the way. Each month you are assigned a blog and then you have several weeks to 'stalk' this blog. That is the fun part--I looked at page after page on Megan's blog Cooking Whim's. Each page was full of great stuff! I really liked Megan's blog because it has something for everyone. Healthy dishes, product reviews, yummy desserts, restaurant finds and so much more.
Megan has some fun 'getting to know me' blog posts. Megan has red hair, is recently married to her high school sweetheart and loves her nightly workout (so she can eat what she wants). Megan has a love affair with all things pumpkin--I pinned many recipes for fall baking. 
So many recipes on Megan's Blog looked delicious but is is still very cold in Utah. I was intrigued with her Crock Pot Roast Chicken, it was as delicious as she described. I will never buy another Costco Rotisserie chicken again. It was so simple.


 Megan's Crock Pot Roast Chicken
 Mix together:
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Rinse roasting chicken and dry. Rub seasoning mixture all over bird. 
Quarter an onion and place in the bottom of the crock pot. Make 4 or 5 balls of aluminum foil about the size of golf balls. Place in the bottom of the crock pot--this will keep the chicken from sitting in its juices. Place the chicken on top of foil ball and onion. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, lower heat and cook till meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees. Depending on the size of the bird this will take 4-5 hours. Watch closely, over cooking will dry out the bird and nobody wants a dry bird!
We enjoyed this chicken with roasted veggies. There was plenty of chicken left over for Chicken Pot Pies.
I have some fun spice blends in my spice cupboard. I can't wait to try this bird many ways. It's another great way to use your slow cooker. Thank you Megan!
[Printable Recipe]


26 comments:

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

Ok, I've seen this before and been curious... but now that you say it's better than Costco's rotisseries... I HAVE to try it!! Great pick!

katie said...

I love making chicken in the crockpot, it is SO easy. Yours looks amazing.

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Sounds so simple and looks so gorgeous! Will have to give this a go.

Megan @ Cooking Whims said...

YES!!!! I'm so happy you liked it! It's my new favorite way to have chicken -- the most simple and the most delicious! I actually just made it again last night :-)

SallyBR said...

Quite a few recipes using the crockpot in this Reveal Day... I guess it means the universe is conspiring to make me buy one :-)

Delicious looking chicken indeed!

happy Reveal Day!

amy @ fearless homemaker said...

I love roast chickens and often buy rotisserie chickens from the grocery store. I need to try this method instead - it looks SO good!

A Cooks Quest said...

This looks fabulous! I have always roasted my chickens in the oven, but with summer coming I might give this a try. Great reveal for SRC!

Lindsay (life and kitchen) said...

I love finding easy recipes that are also delicious - great choice!

Kirstin said...

YUM! Don't you just love the smell of a roasting chicken! Especially when I 'm sick it just makes me feel so much better :)

Jane said...

That is fun! I tried a roast chicken in my crock pot once, but it just fell apart... I'll have to try the aluminum foil at the bottom!

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

This looks great and easy!!

Amber said...

I'm glad you were able to make it in the crock pot without it being all dry! Every time I try, it's way overcooked. I must use the meat thermometer, I guess!

Melissa said...

I've never thought to make a whole chicken in the crock pot. What a great idea! Great pick this month :)

Renee Goerger said...

I never knew your could roast a whole chicken in a crock pot! This is a revelation! Guess it just goes to show, you learn something new every day!
Nicely done!!!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Torviewtoronto said...

chicken looks fabulous

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

What a great simple way to make a whole chicken! Great SRC pick!

Shirley said...

Gosh, you've done that chicken so well! I hope I get there some day. Never done a roast like that.

eatliveblog.com said...

Your bird is beautiful :) Megan's blog is a lot of fun, and this chicken is getting rave reviews!

Karen S Booth said...

I LOVE chicken cooked in the crockpot! That looks amazing! Great SRC pick, Karen

RebekahRose said...

Yumm!! Love crockpot chicken - this looks awesome! Thank you for sharing! Great SRC pick!!

Baking Addict said...

Wow this looks delicious! I hardly use my crockpot but might have to get it out for this recipe. Visiting from SRC Group D.

Beth said...

I love homemade roast chicken. This looks like a great recipe!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oooh, crock pot chicken. LOVE!

Liz Berg said...

Yeah,it's still cold and snowy here! Wish it was BBQ weather...maybe in a few more weeks. This crock pot chicken looks wonderful...I bet the meat was super moist and tender.

PS...thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I feel the same way...I could tell how genuine and nice you were from my first visit!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Great recipe for upcoming Easter holiday!

JJ - 84thand3rd said...

I agree, once you find a great roast chicken recipe you'll never go back!