I don't know what's gotten into me but I have the urge to cook a bit more often. Well, once on a weekend is my goal right now. I was actually searching for chicken breasts (not knowing that I had some in the freezer at home) and because it was really expensive to buy just 2 breasts, I found one last whole chicken on sale so I put it in my grocery cart. I was determined to chop it up and make it work with the recipe.
When I told Hubs about my plan with the whole chicken, he asked why I didn't just try cooking it whole? What? As is? Since I read in the past that whole chickens had stuff that needed to be removed inside, I bravely reached inside and removed a bag full of bits and tossed them. I rinsed out my chicken and then decided I would crock pot it.
- Whole Chicken about 5.5 pounds
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 medium onion
- 1 cup of low sodium chicken stalk
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp of Mrs. Dash
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Chop up onions and place on the bottom of the crock pot.
Rinse chicken and take out bits. Place on top of onions and sprinkle with Mrs. Dash.
Add the celery and garlic. Pour chicken stock over the entire chicken.
Plug in the crock pot and put on low for 8 hours. The chicken was super moist and fall off the bone. Hubs really enjoyed it and I think I'll be making this more often and changing up the seasoning with perhaps something more fresh :)
Have you ever cooked a whole chicken? Do you have any variations that rock? Share!