- 1 whole chicken
- Seasoning of choice (Mrs. Dash, salt and pepper, herbs de provence, Italian blend, poultry blend)
- Place whole, raw chicken in a large slow cooker. Sprinkle seasoning over the chicken or rub seasoning under the skin of the chicken if desired. Rubbing seasoning under the skin will result in better flavor.
- Cook on high for 4 hours, low for 8 hours or until internal temperature reaches at least 180°.
- When chicken is done, the meat will literally be falling of the bones. Remove skin and bones from chicken meat. Serve and enjoy!
Tip 1: To prevent chicken from sitting in the drippings, prop up on small ramekins, prep bowls or balls of foil nestled at the bottom of the slow cooker.
Tip 2: Save the drippings! Pour into a glass bowl, cover and refrigerate until the fat and gelatin separate and solidify. Once solid, remove the top layer of fat and discard. Gelatin, the cooked form of collagen, is all that is left. This gelatinous substance will be solid when cold, but turn to a liquid when heated. It is a delicious addition to soups and sauces and it may have some nutritional benefits since it is a rich source of amino acids.
Tip 3: Save the bones to make a bone broth, a nutritious and delicious base for soup! Our bone broth recipe can be found here.
Amount per serving
Serving size: 3.5 oz
Total Fat 6.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 75 mg*
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
Protein 25 g
*Sodium content will vary depending on seasoning and method used.
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