Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken

9:25 PM
My second fav gadget in my kitchen is my crock pot. I dunno where I would be without it. Especially when I have so many things to do on one day. Knowing I had a paper, a quiz and a ton load of laundry to do today I opted to do a whole chicken in my crock pot. Tips was going to be my first whole chicken. I've done wings, parts but not a whole chicken. I've found a Pinterest group for crockpot and I took a recipe I saw on there to do my first try.

Rub for Chicken:
3 tsps salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
Wash chicken with water and lime. I got a 4.5 lb chicken. I got one with no neck and no giblets.
After washing, pat dry and rub your chicken down with the rub mix. The amounts was great for the size chicken I got. If I had gone up a lb I would have had to had prob 1/4 spoons on each item.
I made sure all of my chicken was covered and left it in the fridge while I headed out for the night
The next morning at at 8 I set it in my slow cooker above a bed of onion. Covered and left it to cook on low for 8 hrs. Enough time for me to get all my errands and assignments and good time for dinner.
I put it breast down (after realizing that legs up would not fit). But breast down is also the good way to roast a chicken so that the breast gets run off liquid, since it is the thickest part.
I did not really want to be checking on it too much but I must admit, I am a food stalker. The above pic is at the 4 hour mark.
After 8 hours and good timing too cause I was starving the chicken was done and falling off the bones. I mean faaalling. The chicken was well seasoned. I would add more black pepper the next time I do am prob a little jerk seasoning. But is was a yesss in my book and surely will be done again
Paired it with some mixed veges and a quick fried rice (I always have pre boiled par boiled rice in my freezer). I use jazmine rice for regular eating

Renz HomeMadeZagat
Renz HomeMadeZagat

Hi guys, I’m Renz. I am the chief cook and bottle washer here at HomeMadeZagat. I am here sharing Caribbean recipes that I grew up eating and new ones I’ve fallen in love with over the years. I just want to showcase the amazing diversity of Caribbean food and that everyone can recreate these dishes.