Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken
We go through a lot of chicken in our house. A LOT.
We also stay on the go most of the day on Sunday because of the ministries we are involved in at church. We try not to eat out on Sundays if we can help it, so having a good CrockPot meal is the perfect solution for our family.
This week we tried a new version of the “Whole Chicken in a CrockPot” recipes that we used to do a lot. This one was simply, tasty, and easy. (Other than getting up at 4 a.m. to start the CrockPot! 🙂 Don’t worry, I went right back to bed!)
–1 5 pound chicken (if the neck and other parts are still inside you have to reach in there and pull those suckers out. No, I’m not kidding. The first time is the worst- after that you’ll be whipping out chicken necks and giblets like a pro!)
–Any spices that you prefer (We used: Parsley, Oregano, Citrus/Basil Rub, Lemon Pepper, Cumin, Sea Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic and Paprika). Bottom line: Use whatever you like and/or whatever you’ve got. You can’t really mess this up.
–Sweet Potatoes (or regular potatoes if that’s what you prefer) wrapped in aluminum foil.
–Aluminum foil balls (Make a few. Trust me on this, just do it)
-Wash chicken and pat dry. Stuff your lemon inside the cavity. Mine didn’t fit all the way so I just shoved it in as far as I could.
-Plop chicken BREAST SIDE down, go wash your hands and get all your spices ready to go.
-Put your sweet potatoes in the bottom of the CrockPot and if you have open space also put in some of your aluminum foil balls.
-Return to your chicken and begin slapping your spices on that bird. Go heavy or go light- whatever your preference is.
-Pick up the chicken and move it to the CrockPot. Place it on top of the potatoes and foil balls BREAST SIDE UP. Go wash your hands again.
-Now slap your spices all over the other side of the bird. At this point, hopefully your lid will still fit on your CrockPot. Mine fit, but it was a close call.
-Cook on LOW for around 8 hours. Check the internal temperature before eating to make sure it is done.
-Be forewarned, when removing your bird from the CrockPot, it may fall apart. It is okay.
I hope you love this easy, delicious, affordable recipe as much as we do!