Yesterday I picked up a few things from the grocery store, and noticed whole chickens were on sale. It's been a long time since I last tried to roast a whole chicken, so I thought sure! Let's give it a try. I got just a 6-lb roaster, which I discovered fits perfectly in my crockpot.
I scoured the web for how to do this! After looking at multiple recipes, here's what I did:
- Balled up 4 pieces of aluminum foil, placed in slow cooker.
- Cleaned out the disposal side of my sink, unwrapped the chicken in it.
- Removed and disposed of the bag of giblets.
- Rinsed the chicken under cold running water.
- Removed the skin. This was a pain, but I think it will be well worth it in the end.
- Rinsed under cold running water.
- Patted dry with paper towels.
- Stuffed inside cavity with 1 chopped onion and a spoonful of minced garlic (I love those jars!)
- Sprayed entire chicken with butter-flavored cooking spray.
- Seasoned with seasoning-salt and pepper.
- Sprayed one more time with cooking spray.
- Placed chicken breast-side-up in slow cooker, on top of aluminum foil balls.
- Turned on low.
We'll see what happens! The aluminum foil balls are supposed to help keep the chicken off the bottom of the pot, so it will roast better. Removing the skin before seasoning will allow the spices to soak into the chicken itself, rather than just the skin.
I'll be making soup for a fundraiser dinner later this week, so I'll be able to put whatever we don't eat tonight to good use!
Cross your fingers that this recipe works out... This is the only night this week we'll be able to eat dinner together as a family!
Do you have any secrets for roasting/baking a whole chicken?