Easy Crockpot Chicken

—–Crockpot chicken

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Do you love rotisserie chicken??? I do! I used to pick one up from the store for dinner on a busy night. But now I make my own rotisserie chicken in my crockpot!! I love how easy it is, how many things I can do with the chicken, and how good my kitchen smells.

Here is how you do it:

Take aluminum foil and roll into about 8 balls. Put them on the bottom of your crockpot.

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Rinse off your whole chicken. Place the chicken breast side up on top of the aluminum foil balls.

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Next season the chicken with whatever you want, inside and outside. I like to use seasoning salt and garlic powder. Or you can use whatever you have in your spice cabinet.

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Turn crockpot on low.

Now here comes my favorite part……put the cover on and cook for 7-8 hours and do whatever you want (or whatever you need to do!)

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While I got to work on my laundry and the rest of my goals for the week, my dinner cooked away. I love that!

IMG_4197And after little work, it is fall off the bone ready to eat! It is so moist and tender, you can cut it off the bone with ease.  And yes, it really is that easy to have rotisserie chicken at home!

There are so many things you can do with this delightful chicken! I like to have it with mashed potatoes and a vegie the first night. Then I usually use it in a second meal for the week or freeze the extra to use another week. Here are some of the things I like to use it for:

  • You can eat the chicken with some mashed potatoes and vegie.
  • Chicken & Barley soup
  • Put on top of my salads for lunch
  • Put in quesadillas, tacos or burritos
  • Make Chicken Paninis or sandwiches
  • Put in a casserole or chicken pot pie
  • Put on top of pizza (especially bbq chicken pizza!)
  • Add to homemade fried rice
  • Make chicken salad

I can’t wait to share some of my recipes for the above ideas. This chicken adds so much flavor to the meals.

How do you like to use your leftover rotisserie chicken?

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  9. can you please tell me if you put any liquid in the crockpot before you place the foil and chicken? Or do you just leave the chicken rinsed? Mine has made a couple of popping sounds, and has kind of a different smell right now. I don’t want my crockpot to explode, and just wondered if some liquid should be added to help the roasting/steaming process.

    • I do not add any additional liquid when I make it. I Put aluminum foil balls on the bottom, rinse the chicken and put it on the foil balls. During the cooking process, a fair amount of water/grease does fall to the bottom. I’ve never had any popping sounds or bad smells. If you are worried, it would fine to add a little bit of water to the bottom. I hope that helps! Let us know how you like it.

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