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Rubbed Down, Slow Cooked Chicken

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Let me tell you what…this chicken should be happy….am I right? 🙂

Like many of you, I love to cook! I want my family to all sit down at the dinner table together and enjoy what they are eating. I want my kids when they get older to remember all of the delicious meals mom cooked. I would love to learn how to make some of these gourmet recipes you see on the Food Network.

Then….reality sets in!

…….(As the kids run by, chasing the dog with a stuffed animal hanging out of his mouth!)

So, we as Moms today have a unique challenge. We need to make healthy, delicious meals that are cost effective and not time consuming! Is that even possible?! I think it is. It just takes a little prep work and a crockpot!

At my house I am not too over scheduled yet! I see it coming in the not so distant future. The only extra curricular activity we have right now is my oldest daughter’s soccer. My son wants to do a sport next season. The little one already thinks she does a sport. (We just let her pretend ! Whatever makes her happy!)

The easiest things on those nights are Crockpot suppers! I can throw it in the crockpot in the morning, and not worry about it again until dinner time. In my opinion everyone should have a Crockpot.

Rubbed Down, Slow Cooked Chicken

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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:8 hrs
Total Time:8 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients

  • Whole Chicken
  • 1 tablespoons Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Whatever floats you boat!

Instructions

  • Take chicken and remove gizzards, or whatever awful stuff they put inside.
  • In a bowl mix all of the above spices. If you see something you don't like, leave it out. Don't see something you want? Add it!
  • Rub the spices all over the chicken. I lift the skin and rub it underneath on the breast too! It really absorbs the flavor better!
  • Now place in crockpot, cover and let cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 8. Remember that you want the meat thermometer to read 170 degrees. That way you know your bird is cooked!
  • If I had my preference I would cook it on high for the 4-5 hours. The chicken was very moist, sliced easily, but wasn't over cooked and falling apart. It tasted like a rotisserie chicken from the deli, but better!
  • I am sure it would be just as good on low, but would probably fall apart more due to the low temperature for such a long time.

Notes

You could get this ready the night before. Place the chicken in the fridge with the spices on it. I bet it would be even better after the flavors absorbed! I served the Chicken with White Rice and Broccoli. It was really great! You could change it up and serve with any veggie, or a potato even! I am adding biscuits to the meal total. They would go great with this meal!
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Amanda@MomsWithCrockpots.com

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Take chicken and remove gizzards, or whatever awful stuff they put inside.

In a bowl mix all of the above spices. If you see something you don’t like, leave it out. Don’t see something you want? Add it!

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I came up with this blend myself, and it was the best roast chicken I think I have ever had in the crockpot!

Rub the spices all over the chicken. I lift the skin and rub it underneath on the breast too! It really absorbs the flavor better!

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Now place in crockpot, cover and let cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 8. Remember that you want the meat thermometer to read 170 degrees. That way you know your bird is cooked!

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If I had my preference I would cook it on high for the 4-5 hours. The chicken was very moist, sliced easily, but wasn’t over cooked and falling apart. It tasted like a rotisserie chicken from the deli, but better!

I am sure it would be just as good on low, but would probably fall apart more due to the low temperature for such a long time.

You could get this ready the night before. Place the chicken in the fridge with the spices on it. I bet it would be even better after the flavors absorbed!

I served the Chicken with White Rice and Broccoli. It was really great! You could change it up and serve with any veggie, or a potato even! I am adding biscuits to the meal total. They would go great with this meal!

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2 Comments

  1. This was wonderful, I did cook it the 8 hrs on low while at owrk and it did fall apart, but was delicious, made soup and chicken salad with the leftovers

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