Chicken in a Crock

STOP THE PRESSES!  SHE’S ALIVE!

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Every time I look in the mirror and see a wrinkle.

Yes, I have returned.  You can stop putting my name and bio pic on pop-up milk ads now.  I am back, and I promise I’ll never leave you again my children (well, fingers crossed… I don’t know what the future has in store).

I had to take a brief hiatus from blogging (and cooking…and the gym…and my social life) this month, simply because my work schedule got to a point where something had to give.  As much as it pained me to choose my job over my beloved hobby, I can’t pay my bills on a quick wit and a recipe for a great roasted chicken.  Or buy that roasted chicken, for that matter.

Anywho, I’m back, and I have PLENTY of recipes that are ready to burst out of me!  I can’t type them fast enough for you.  Plus, we have A LOT of catching up to do– you’ve been without your Jenni fix for some time now, and I’m sure you’ve been dying to know what antics I’ve been up to besides my Invisalign, which I know you read religiously.

Here’s a little sneak preview for a future post:  in May, I took on a month-long project called “30 Days of Deeds,” and it was such an interesting and insightful project, that I decided to continue a new 30-day project for June.  What did I do?  What was the result?  What will I take on for 30 days in July? All in time, my darlings.  All in time.

For now, let’s start off nice and easy, and slooooow.  I’m talking slow cooker.  For those days (I’ve lost count how many I’ve had) when your work day ends up being a 12+ hour one, this is a wonderful dish to set-and-forget.  The entire chicken literally falls apart in its own juices.  5 minutes of prep time = 1 stress-free, satisfied you.  Until you start all over again tomorrow.

Enjoy!


Materials:

  • crock pot
  • medium bowl
  • paper towels
  • tongs

Ingredients:

  • 1 roaster chicken (about 5 lbs)
  • 2 T kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 T rosemary
  • 1 T parsley
  • 2 T garlic (minced or dried)

Directions:

  1. Place carrots in an even layer on the bottom of the slow cooker.       FullSizeRender
  2. Rinse and pat-dry chicken.FullSizeRender (1)
  3. Combine all spices in a bowl.FullSizeRender (2)
  4. Rub entire surface of the chicken with the spice mix.FullSizeRender (3)
  5. Place the chicken, breast side down, on top of the carrots.  Do NOT add liquid!FullSizeRender (4)
  6. Cook on low for at least 6 hours,FullSizeRender (8) until the meat falls off the bone.FullSizeRender (7)
  7. Enjoy!FullSizeRender (6)

Chicken in a Crock

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 6-8 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:
FullSizeRender (5)

  • crock pot
  • medium bowl
  • paper towels
  • tongs

Ingredients:

  • 1 roaster chicken (about 5 lbs)
  • 2 T kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 T rosemary
  • 1 T parsley
  • 2 T garlic (minced or dried)

Directions:

  1. Place carrots in an even layer on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Rinse and pat-dry chicken.
  3. Combine all spices in a bowl.
  4. Rub entire surface of the chicken with the spice mix.
  5. Place the chicken, breast side down, on top of the carrots.  Do NOT add liquid!
  6. Cook on low for at least 6 hours, until the meat falls off the bone.
  7. Enjoy!

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