The crock pot is a must-have kitchen appliance. The meat that comes out of it is terrific and there's nothing like walking in the door to the smells of dinner cooking! Chicken comes out great in it and here's the way I make it.
Crock Pot Chicken
-Take one whole chicken that will fit in your crock pot, rinse, pat dry, and put it in a shaking bag. Remember shake and bake bags? I use a clean plastic grocery bag.
-Place some potatos and carrots into crock pot.
-In a small bowl, combine 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder (optional), 1 TBSP parsley. Pour spices over chicken and shake around until coated.
-Place on top of veggies in crock pot.
-Pour 2 cups of water or broth in crock. Set on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours. (I prefer low)
That's it! When it's done, the meat will fall off the bone and the veggies will be mash tender. Save the broth and use it for other dishes or freeze in ice cube trays for quick access of 1/4 cup of broth per cube.