Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Crock-pot Rotisserie Chicken

Sometimes when I'm in a hurry I like to stop at my local grocery store and grab one of the pre-cooked rotisserie chickens.  We eat a little bit and then I pull the rest of the chicken off the bones and freeze it for another meal.  It works great and we love it.  But every time I get one the chicken is a little smaller and the cost is a little higher.

The last time it happened, the chicken cost $9 and was barely enough for one meal.  When I looked at the size of the chicken, it was only about 4 lbs. (so $2.25 a lb) Seriously, there has got to be a better way, right?

I started shopping around for chicken and found that if i bought it uncooked, I could get it for less than $1 a lb.  I adore my crock-pot and I use it about 3 times a week.  So I thought for sure I could make my own.  I bought a 7 lb chicken for around $6.00. 

Then I searched online and found several different variations and ideas on how to cook the chicken.  There are tons of ideas out there, but here is how I made mine.

Crock-pot Rotisserie Chicken
1 uncooked chicken (mine was 7 lbs)
1/2 onion (optional)
Mrs Dash - Original Blend Seasoning

Thaw out your chicken.  Then remove the stuff that is tucked inside (heart, gizzards, etc).  Rinse out and pat dry with a paper towel.  Cut your onion into large pieces and tuck inside the chicken.  Then rub the entire outside of the chicken with Mrs. Dash seasoning and place it in the crock-pot.  Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-7, until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

At this point you can eat the chicken.  But, if you want that beautiful golden skin, just scoop the chicken out of the crock-pot, put it on a cookie sheet and pop it in the oven on broil for about 5 minutes.  That's it.  Beautiful rotisserie chicken.  Plus it tastes every bit as good as the store bought and is half the cost.

As a side note, several recipes I found said to roll up balls of tin foil or potatoes and place in the bottom of your crock-pot then cook your chicken on top of that.  This is to help the chicken from cooking in its juices and falling off the bone.  But, I love really moist chicken and I don't mind if it's falling off the bone, so whatever you like the best.

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  1. Yummy! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! Happy Halloween! Lou Lou Girls