The alarm went off at 5 am, I shot up out of bed, peed and then put my crocs on and worked out in my PJ's. Seriously, though, who gets up and actually "wakes up", changes clothes and works out at home. For one, I don't have anyone to impress. Second, I am going to get hot and sweaty, which means I will need a shower afterward. I do enough laundry already; there is no sense in messing up any more than necessary.
So I've had this whole chicken thawing out in my fridge. This is not the first time I've cooked a whole chicken. However, the first time I forgot to take a picture. This time I remembered. But I cut into it before I took a picture. I sent a "raw" picture to sister #2 this morning, It did look gross, I hope she didn't get sick, you know being pregnant and all.
Anyways, I was in the kitchen for a long time after getting cleaned up. You know I was getting spices and my butter ready. Rounded up my crockpot too. I cleaned out the giblets and all from the inside of the chicken. Which btw, I am NOT a fan of, it gets you right there in the throat. That could go either way if you thought about it. I bought this chicken at Walmart, however, I prefer a whole chicken from Aldi's better. The "junk" is in a neat little packet, instead of "digging" it out. After I was prepared to start buttering under the skin and then seasoning, I turned it on low and put the lid on it. I "dressed" the chicken inside the crockpot as well.
I had to fish the chicken out of the crockpot after about 8 hours of slow and low. It literally fell apart. After it had cooled down, I then took all the good meat out for our dinner. I roasted some potatoes and broccoli to go with it. Now Sister #2 does this with a chicken and puts some back for more meals. I am still trying to figure out how she does this. We eat a whole chicken mainly in one night. Minus some for lunch the next day. So usually I would save the juices leftover for some broth/stock. I did not do that this time. Again, I felt like it had too much "junk" it. While some people may say the more junk, the better flavor, no thank you. It was kind of like the more junk I see, the worse it gets me in the throat. So without further a due here is the picture of the chicken. I promise it tastes better than it looks and sorry about the whole cutting into it. The kid and I couldn't resist!
1 whole chicken
1 stick of butter
Salt & Pepper (or any season you like for flavor)
Open your chicken in the sink. That way the juices have a place to go and you can clean your sink our when you are done. Have your crockpot close and all of your butter and seasons ready. Add your chicken to the crockpot and gently pull back the skin, adding butter and seasoning underneath. Season the outside well all around. Add the top to your crockpot and turn it on low and slow. Once it is finished, it should fall apart. Serve how you please. It is also great in taco meals and casseroles!
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