Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Slow Cooker Chicken

I love to use my slow cooker. I don't always love the way the recipes turn out but I appreciate my meal being ready at the end of the day with a small amount of fuss. I am currently cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker. It only cost me $2.96. What a deal! I cleaned the chicken and sprinkled it with Lawry's seasoned salt and put it in the cooker for 8 hours on low. It will be tasty and moist.

I found 2 more recipes that I can't wait to try for a whole chicken. I will share them with you. If you try them and like them, please let me know. I will be trying them this month. I have to space them out or my husband will get tired of whole chickens and won't want to eat them for a long time.

Kathy's Delicious Whole Slow Cooker Chicken

1 (3 pound) whole chicken, skin
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic

1.Remove skin from chicken, and empty inner cavity of contents within. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, and place inside the slow cooker.
2.In a bowl, stir together the chicken broth, soy sauce, olive oil, honey, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, and minced garlic. Pour mixture over chicken, and cover.
3.Cook chicken on low setting for 8 hours, or 4 hours on high setting.

Thanks Kathy- whoever you are!

Mexican Whole Chicken- slow cooker
· 3-4 lbs broiler chickens
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon pepper
· 1 lime
· 1/2 cup fresh cilantro stems
· 2 garlic cloves , peeled
Wash & dry the chicken.
Reserve the giblets and neck for another use.
Season the chicken inside and out with salt & pepper.
Place in the cooker breast side up.
Squeeze the juice of the lime over the chicken.
Put the remains of the lime, the cilantro and the garlic inside the cavity.
Cover and cook on the low setting for 6-7 hours or until an instant read thermometer reads 180F in the thickest part of the thigh.
Transfer the chicken to a platter.
Pour the liquid from the cooker into a separate container and refrigerate for another use.

Go ahead- get slow cooking!

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