Slow Cooker Chicken In a Pot

 

Slow Cooker Chicken in a Pot

*Yes, we ate this with baked sweet potato fries and zero vegetables. :)

This is one of those recipes that has already become a staple in our house. It’s taken me a few weeks to share the recipe with you (what can I say, apple streusel bread seems more exciting), but this slow cooker chicken in a pot is absolutely wonderful. Plus, it’s so easy to throw together. The chicken takes a small amount of prep work, but then it cooks in the crockpot all day, creating mouthwatering aromas in your kitchen. By the time it’s done, the whole chicken is cooked to perfection and practically falling off the bone. It’s tender and juicy and absolutely delicious. We usually eat this as a main dish the night I make it, then use the leftover chicken throughout the week in soups or casseroles.  It’s so simple, but so good!

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Slow Cooker Chicken In a Pot

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 onions, roughly chopped
6 garlic cloves, peeled
1 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
5 fresh thyme sprigs
2 bay leaves
1 (4 1/2 to 5 lb) whole chicken, neck and giblets removed
salt and pepper

Directions:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until onions are softened, 5-6 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the wine and chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits and smoothing out lumps. Transfer to slow cooker.

Add thyme sprigs and bay leaves to the slow cooker. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place breast side down in the slow cooker. Cover and cook until the chicken is tender, 5-6 hours on low.

Transfer chicken to a cutting board, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 20 minutes. Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using a large spoon. Strain liquid, discarding any solids, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Carve chicken and serve with sauce.

from Slow Cooker Revolution

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9 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken In a Pot”

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 10, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    I have never done a full chicken in a crock pot before, not sure why. Would be perfectly moist and delicious!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — October 10, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    I’ve always wondered about doing a whole chicken in the crock pot. I’ll have to give this a whirl!

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    Jill — October 10, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    If you wad up a few golf size balls of aluminum foil and place them on the bottom of your crock pot to make a bed before you put the chicken in, it will help the chicken stay more intact as you lift it from the crock pot. I used to have problems with my chicken falling all to pieces when I lifted it from the crock, and since I’ve started doing the aluminum ball trick, my chickens come out beautifully every time and are still just as moist and juicy.

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    Gerontologist — October 10, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    It looks dry in the photo. Is it moist in person?

    • megan replied: — October 10th, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

      Yes, it is very moist, plus there is sauce to add on top. Definitely one you should try. :)

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    J — January 7, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    This may be a dumb question but do you put the cloves of garlic whole?

    • megan replied: — January 7th, 2013 @ 9:10 am

      not a dumb question at all – yes, put them in whole.

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