Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

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Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 277.8
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 129.7 mg
  • Sodium: 283.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 41.7 g

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Introduction

Those rotisserie chickens from the supermarket are a busy cook's best friend. When you have time to plan ahead, make your own--in your slow cooker! Those rotisserie chickens from the supermarket are a busy cook's best friend. When you have time to plan ahead, make your own--in your slow cooker!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 lemon, cut in half
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 whole chicken, (about 4 1/2 pounds)

Tips

Lifting the whole chicken up off the bottom of the slow cooker insert will keep air flowing all around the bird and let most of the fat fall to the bottom of the slow cooker.

You may not need a knife to cut this chicken once cooked-- the meat will almost fall off the bone.

You can use other herbs and spices, if you prefer.


Directions

Place an inverted shallow ceramic dish (one that is oven-proof) into the bottom of your slow cooker insert. Your chicken should be able to fit on top and still allow the lid to close tightly.

In a small dish, squeeze the juice from half the lemon, then stir in the thyme and pepper.

Starting at the tail end of the bird (the end where the legs are), slide your fingers between the breast and the skin. Loosen the skin from the flesh as you work your way to the neck end. Once the skin is loosened from the breast, cut it off and removing any fat, using kitchen shears if necessary. Continue the process with the skin over the legs. Discard the skin.

Place the remaining 1/2 lemon into the cavity of the chicken, along with 1/4 of the herbed lemon juice.

Cross the legs of the chicken, then tie them together with cotton kitchen string.

Place the chicken in the slow cooker, atop the inverted dish.

Coat the top of the chicken with cooking spray.

Spoon the remaining herb mixture over the top and sides of the chicken.

Cover and set on low. Cook at least 4 but up to 8 hours, until temperature of the inner part of the chicken thigh reaches 170 degrees.

Transfer chicken to cutting board, let rest for 15 minutes, then remove the meat from the bones.


Serving Size: One 4 1/2 pound chicken yields almost 10 ounces cooked dark meat and 16 ounces cooked white meat. Approximately 2 ounces dark meat and 4 ounces of white meat per serving.

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  • Incredible!
    154 of 154 people found this review helpful
    Instead of inverted dish. I got 4 potatoes, covered them in alum foil and put them in the bottom of the crock pot and then placed chicken on top. Potatoes and chicken came out fantastic. I left skin on chicken and discarded it after cooking. - 1/21/13

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  • 94 of 118 people found this review helpful
    I wish this site would use pictures that are actually of the food produced by the recipe! The chicken shown above clearly still has the skin on, and I doubt such a golden colour is possible without the skin. - 1/21/13

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  • 87 of 87 people found this review helpful
    Instead of an inverted dish, I use balls of aluminum foil. - 1/21/13

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  • 48 of 70 people found this review helpful
    PLEASE use photos that bear SOME resemblance to the recipe!! - 1/21/13

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  • 47 of 68 people found this review helpful
    (Part 1 of comment) Be happy that Chef Meg shares her expertise. I have been cooking for a long time and find that most do not know spices well enough to create their own dishes or how to substitute or fix mistakes. Remember these recipes are free. - 1/21/13

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