Slowcooker Roast Chicken

28 03 2010

This recipe was inspired by this amazing blog post.

We adapted it by throwing a 7lb roaster chicken i picked up on sale at Market Basket into our slowcooker, covering it with kosher salt and a medley of whatever spices seemed good and available in the pantry (rosemary, thyme, herbs of provence, pepper, cayenne, and some kelp salt).  We threw in some onions in the cavity and a few cloves of garlic, and set the timer for 9 hours.  By the fourth hour of cooking, our apartment was smelling like Boston Market.  When I was a kid, I had a golden retriever who would go nuts in the kitchen whenever we cooked  turkey, scrambled eggs, or opened kraft singles.  Well that was my fiance today cooking the turkey.  It finally got to the point that we had to leave or he might have gone crazy.  We got back with 60 minutes left on the timer and our apartment smelling absolutely incredible.  When the buzzer finally went off..holy sh!t!  Amazing.  Absolutely amazing!

The chicken literally fell off the bone.  and tasted incredible.   in fact, i can’t post any pictures bc my fiance is too busy eating the chicken while i write this post.  if i take much longer, i’m afraid there won’t be much chicken left!

ok, he’s not that bad.  the point is this chicken, and method for cooking it, is fantastic and healthy and tasty!

Note: it also leaves a great set of bones and juice to make a hell of a broth!  I just threw the remaining bones, an additional onion, some  more garlic, mushrooms, and extra spices back into the slowcooker with some extra water and set it to cook for a few more hours.  Once it’s done, I’ll use that to cook with or freeze for later use.  2 birds, 1 stone…

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