I think this is seriously my new favorite dinner. It is so easy and tastes great. The leftovers with the broth make a great start to chicken soup or dumplings. Or the meat makes a fantastic sandwich.
The first time I posted this, I told you to rub the seasoning on the night before. That's a great plan because you can go from fridge to crock pot in a minute. BUT I didn't plan that far ahead last time and just rubbed in seasoning and started the crock pot and guess what..I think it tasted the same.
I serve this with everything from pasta, to potatoes, to just a green salad. LOVE it. You could also season a turkey breast and get similar results. YUMMY
Here's what you'll need:
4 t Salt
2 t Paprika
1 t Cayenne
1 t Onion Powder
1 t Thyme
1 t White Pepper
1/2 t Garlic Powder
1/2 t Black Pepper
1 Whole Chicken
1 medium Onion chopped
In a small bowl, combine the spices. If you bought a chicken with giblets and/or neck..remove those. Wash the chicken well, taking extra care with the cavity. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mixture into the chicken, inside and out. Try to make sure it's evenly distributed and that you rubbed it in well.
Place in a ziploc and refrigerate overnight. When ready to cook, dump onion into cavity of chicken and put in the crockpot. You don't need any liquid because the chicken will make it's own juice. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, I cooked 10 because that's how my day worked out, it was falling off the bone. Slice it up and you can spoon some of the pan juices on top if you desire. I threw the onions out.
Here's your spice mix.
Just a whole chicken, wash it, pat it dry and rub the seasoning in
Give that chicken a good rub and put in a ziploc bag and into the fridge
Doesn't this look yummy!
I cut it up, poured a bit of pan juices on top and put in the oven on warm while I made the sides. Forgot to take a "pretty" photo, sorry.