I wanted to go big on Day 1 of my 30 days of Slow Cooker.
I think I did it.
My better half (hubby) was not convinced about using the slow cooker everyday. He loves roast chicken, it’s one of his favorite dishes. I thought if I could make a juicy, finger lickin’ good roast chicken in the slow cooker, it might help to convince him.
He bought me a second slow cooker soon after we finished dinner. I took that as the highest compliment.
I have a 6 quart Hamilton Beach that is my go-to. I wanted a 4 quart one also for layered dishes, like lasagna or smaller portions like meatballs. I found this 4 quart one on Amazon for more than 50% off! It’s usually $50, right now it’s on sale for $22.
The chicken is dripping with juice and you only need five ingredients: including the chicken!
The leftovers made four chicken sandwiches the next day.
You can make a whole roast chicken in the slow cooker!
A whole chicken. Salt. Pepper. Paprika. Chicken broth (not pictured). No stuffing, no puffing nothing!
Mix the spices together before rubbing all over the chicken.
It fits! All I added to this was one cup of chicken broth. I didn’t tie the legs. If I were taking this somewhere to a potluck or party I might for presentation sake, but we’re diving right in as soon as 7 hours is up!
Here’s the kicker.
I made mashed potatoes for a side dish. (Not in the slow cooker) The gravy is made from all the chicken broth goodness at the bottom of the slow cooker. You can see the specks of paprika from the chicken sprinkled in. Don’t worry, recipe below. I could eat this for breakfast.
Wait, I did eat this for breakfast.
I hope the rest of my thirty days of slow cooking is as good as this one!
Are you ready to dust off your slow cooker now?