Basic Crockpot Chicken
Recipe type: Chicken
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Serves: 5
If you haven't tried cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot now is the time to learn. The ingredient list is short and the cooking time is long enough to cook it while your at work (or school). If you prep the chicken the night before then the only thing to do in the morning is put the crock in and turn it on. Easy enough right?
  • 1 whole chicken
  • favorite chicken seasoning blend
  • pepper
  • salt
  1. The first thing to do is to prep the chicken. Cut and remove the plastic packaging.
  2. Stand your chicken up and remove the extra fat around the neck area. Also remove the bag containing the heart, liver, etc.
  3. Wash the chicken and place it into the crockpot.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Add your favorite chicken seasoning blend.
  5. Turn the crockpot to low, add about ½ cup of water to the crock, cover it and cook for about 8 hours. No need to add any additional water or liquid to the crock.
  6. Test the chicken to see if it is done by gently pulling on the leg. Usually the legs will easily pull away from the chicken. You can also stick a thermometer into the breast and see if it registers between 170 F and 180 F.
  7. More detailed instructions and pictures are shown below.
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