Thursday, August 28, 2008

CrockRoasted Chicken

Or Croasted Chicken?
Or Rocked Chicken?
You decide, I'm still salivating over Virginia's recipe and pictures!

Author: Virginia, who's also from New Hampshire! (Go freedom fighters! Live free or Die! Yeah!) She is also pursuing an eating-local-lifestyle with her and her family.

The Recipe:
I lined a 4.5Qt crock pot with aluminum foil and placed four aluminum foil balls on the bottom to lift the chicken off the bottom surface. I roasted a 4.5 lb chicken for 6.5 hours and it turned out great! The skin wasn't crispy & the meat was nice and tender. I then transfered the chicken to a cutting board and let it cool for 15 nimutes. I carved it, then used the bones and what meat was left on the bones to make the crockpot chicken broth for which Virginia also listed a link in her blog post. Here's the broth recipe:

2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces
6 cups water
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 onion, quartered
1 tablespoon dried basil
Place the chicken pieces, water, celery, carrots, onion, and basil in a slow cooker.
Cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Strain before using, and discard vegetables. Chicken may be removed from the bones, and used in soup.

My Variations:
I didn't have carrots or onion so just used the celery and basil.
It crocked on low for 12 hours (yikes!) and I woke to a fantastic chicken soup smell! Can't wait to use it for soup bases this fall!

1 comment:

Virginia said...

Aw thanks for all the references to my blog! :)

The crock pot chicken is a fabulous quick recipe! There's so much you can do with the chicken once it's cooked!