Thursday, November 6, 2008

Easy and Cheap Dinner

This recipe is one of my favorites #1) because it doesn't get much easier than this, #2) because it rivals any grocery's rotisserie chicken, and #3) because it makes enough for my family to eat for dinner, plus enough left-over to equal about 2 cups of shredded chicken to freeze for use in a casserole or soup another night. So, I get two dinners out of one $4.00 chicken! Its great!! I omit the spices we don't like and I usually don't do the onion. I've never really noticed that much of a taste difference when I do or don't do it. OH- you can also start with a partially frozen chicken, which helps, too! Its easy enough for even the most beginner chef!


1 whole chicken (approximately three pounds)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried leaf thyme
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup chopped onion (optional)

Wash chicken inside & out (removing anything inside).

Sprinkle seasoning of your choice on the chicken.

Fill the cavity with the chopped onion.

Next put three balls of aluminum foil in the bottom of the slow cooker (this creates a rack so the chicken doesn’t soak in its own juices).

Place the chicken in, breast side down, and cook on low for six to eight hours.