Thursday, October 25, 2012

Whole Crock Pot Chicken

Do you want to see the reason I haven't been posting much lately?

Baby Bear
I mean, are you kidding me.  I could just eat him.

So, I would cook and post about it, but I have this sweet face to feed.  No cooking required!  He's not picky, and he likes everything I give him.  Even though it's the same thing every day!  Sweet boy.

Life is good, I tell you.

So I'll make this quick.  I'm loving my crock pot these days...and I discovered that it makes the most tender chicken I've ever made.  In my life.  I may never make chicken any other way.  Ever again.

Take an onion, chop it up.  Put it in the bottom of the crock pot.

Wash a chicken and put it on top.  Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

Put the top on and turn it on high.  No liquid needed.  Let it go for about 5-6 hours.  Until it's totally fall-apart tender.  Then hover over your crock pot and pull the meat from the bone and eat it.

Oh, wait.  I guess that's just me.  You should probably cool it, shred up the chicken (not much shredding will literally just fall apart on you).

This chicken is so good in casseroles, salads...basically anything you need cooked chicken for, do it in the crock pot.  You won't be sorry.  And maybe the best part is the free stock you'll get...just strain it and freeze it to use later!

See ya later.  I have to go snuggle with my boy.

Whole Crock Pot Chicken

1 onion, chopped
1 whole chicken, giblets removed and washed
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Place the chopped onion in the bottom of the crock pot.  Place the chicken on top and sprinkle on the salt and pepper.  Put the lid on and cook on high for 4-5 hours (until the chicken is totally falling apart).  Cool long enough to shred the chicken.  Use for casseroles, salads or anything else you can think of.

The chicken should yield about 5 cups of stock.  I strain the stock and freeze it for later use.


Andrew said...

Stupid question: I'm assuming the chicken has to be thawed first? I'm new at this.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, definitely use a thawed chicken. They're generally thawed when you buy them in the grocery. Are you considering making this, Andrew? :) I'm impressed! Let me know how it goes. :)

Andrew said...

It looks easy, and I need to add things to my diet that aren't written with an ampersand. (PB&J, Mac&cheese) :D