Have you ever made crockpot chicken? What’s in it you ask? Chicken? What else? Zippo/nada/nothing…
Crockpot chicken is the easiest, juiciest chicken ever. I actually described it in a post I did when I first started blogging but today I got around to actually taking a picture.
First you open a roasting chicken, pull out the gizards, rinse and place into a crockpot.
Then – you turn the crockpot on high.
Next – go have fun for about four hours (a little longer if the chicken was frozen).
When you come back that chicken will be the moistest chicken you have ever tasted. The first couple times I did it I was afraid I would burn the house down without adding even the slightest bit of water. But – that never happened. So now, I throw a chicken in the crockpot before going to church, Sunday School, grocery shopping etc… on Sunday mornings and when I get back the chicken is perfect for a nice lunch.
The juice is right up to the middle of the wings when it is done cooking. The chicken basically cooks in its own juices. When you try to lift it out of the crockpot it is so tender you need several utensils to lift it or it will fall all apart right into the crockpot. The meat falls right off the bone. Of course you need to wait – it is way to hot.
I also buy the cheapest chickens possible. It makes no difference if it is an expensive chicken or not – they all come out perfect.
Lesson learned – this does not work with turkey. Turkey does not produce enough of its own juices to cook itself in. Yup – tried it. Of course I stuck close to that crockpot because I had no idea if it would work. That turkey started burning as soon as the crockpot was warm enough to do so.
You can always add spiced directly into the crockpot also but I am generally cooking a chicken to use the chicken in something else such as pot pie or soup.