Friday, December 12, 2008

Chicken in the crock pot

I only have a minute...but I just wanted to share with you my new favorite way to cook chicken! Chicken is a lot cheaper if you buy it whole, but I use this method with a whole chicken, bone-in chicken breasts, or even boneless chicken. It is easy and makes some yummy, juicy chicken and you get some wonderful chicken broth too:) Just be careful when you take it out of the crock pot. It is so tender, it just falls apart.

Directions: Put your chicken in the crock pot and season as desired. I just sprinkle it with some salt and pepper. Add 1-2 cups of water. Let it cook 3-4 hours on high for 6-7 on low, until cooked through(this will vary, depending on the amount of chicken you are cooking). When it is done, I shred the chicken and use it for different meal throughout the week. I put the skin and bones back in the crock pot and add a couple stalks of celery, a couple carrots, half an onion, more salt and pepper and some thyme. Also add ~4 cups of water and continue to cook for an hour or two. Strain and you have yummy broth for later.

I will be posting a chicken enchilada casserole that I made with half of this chicken, probably next week:), but maybe later today.
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  1. I have never made aq whole chicken in the crockpot. It looks like you even got the skin to brown.

  2. This is the only way I cook my whole chickens. The only thing I do differently is I add chicken stock instead of water. The meat really does litterally fall off the bone. It is soooo good! mmmmmmmmmm.


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