Tuesday, May 22, 2012

day 346: crockpot roast chicken

the crockpot roasted chicken, it was so very delicious!
day 346 and i am making a roast in the crockpot.  i have been wanting to try a chicken roast in the crockpot for ages but have just never got around to it.  today i did and i was so pleased i did ... trust me.

the recipe and inspiration comes from busy mommy and is pinned to my recipe must do's board on pinterest.  the lovely emily of busy mommy has a rub for inside and outside the chicken to make it like a bought rotisserie one.  sounded good as i love purchasing cooked chooks because they are such an easy dinner on busy days :)

the rub has garlic, dried onion, paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper, and these are made into a paste with water.  i put the chicken rub all around the insides and outsides, turned the crockpot on high and walked away for 3 hours ... then i came back to the most amazing smell, honestly the smell was so good i started salivating!

the rub ingredients plus i added a little peri peri seasoning ;)

rubbed and ready to cook ... sorry jenny, more poor food photos!

another terrible photo but the smell was so good, we couldn't wait to taste it so it was the only one i got!

outcome: i will never cook another chook in the oven, this is way too easy and doesn't make a mess in my oven with splatters!  the taste was divine and the meat was beautifully moist and actually falling off the carcass ... so good, the whole family loved it.  i'm going to make one again this week as it was that yummy i wanted leftovers for sammies but this one didn't survive to see the fridge ;)

the biggest thanks to emily of busy mommy, you have saved me from cleaning my oven from a chicken roast and given me another perfect dinner go-to for busy nights .. truly awesome, try it yourselves!


Michell said...

I love cooking chicken in the crock pot, but alas my handy sized one blew up tonight, so will have to go get another.

Jenny said...

This is one of the things I have never tried but want to...... Trying to avoid the roast spitting in the oven *wink*
Must have been good if you neve had enough for sandwiches!!!
Good photos actually :0)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

I must get a crock pot. That looks amazing! Tragic not to have any leftovers though!

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

last time I did chicken in the crockpot it was too dry, but this makes a second attempt look worthwhile, yum!