Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Rotisserie Style Crock Pot Chicken

I don't live in a town where you can pick up a really healthy rotisserie style chicken at the grocery. Have you read the ingredient labels on those things? some are bad, and some are worse. So, I tried to make this happen at home, as easily as possible. I think I got it right, because Ger ate 2 huge platefuls of this (and spaghetti squash with marinara, cherry tomatoes, and portobello mushrooms) and said, "Oh! It was SO GOOD I ate TOO MUCH!" That's music to my ears. So, here's what I did:

I rubbed the inside of my crock pot with coconut oil.

I sprinkled the bottom of the crock pot with a little sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper, and oregano, and a LOT of smoked paprika.

I rinsed one big organic chicken and took out the inner paper thing. I patted the chicken dry and put it into the crock pot, like the photo, along with the liver and gizzard for Daisy, my paleo jack russell terrier.

Next, I sprinkled the top of the chicken with all the same spices that I'd just used in the bottom of the crock pot, in the same amounts. I didn't measure, but you can see from the photo that I used a LOT of smoked paprika.
I added 1 TBSP of water. That's it.  I put the lid on and cooked it on low all day, more than 8 hours and it was delicious. It may be SO GOOD YOU EAT TOO MUCH, TOO.

There's Ger on the left. I loved those purple 2POOD shorts. It was a great memory when Ger was called a "big dog." He is. (AND he eats like one!)