Monday, September 1, 2014

Slow-Roasted Garlic Chicken

Who doesn't love a slow-roasted chicken (or slow-roasted anything for that matter)? Add this recipe to your list of easy dinners...literally 10 minutes (if that) of prep time and the Crock Pot does the rest for you. I served it with some greens and creamy grits, but any sides will be a perfect complement to this juicy and flavorful chicken.

1 small (4-5 lb) fryer chicken
1 tsp each: salt, pepper, paprika
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp butter, sliced in ¼ inch pieces
¼ cup sliced sweet onion, sliced
6-7 garlic cloves (unpeeled)
¼ c chicken broth

Needed:medium-large size Crock Pot

Step One
Remove chicken from packaging, trim and clean thoroughly (removing insides from body cavity). Also make a couple small slits in skin so you can insert butter later on. Set on a platter and pat dry.

Step Two
Turn Crock Pot on low setting. Layer your onions and garlic on the bottom.

Step Three
Mix spices and olive oil together until it becomes a paste. Spread over both sides of chicken. Take 3-4 slices of your butter and put under the skin. Place chicken on top of onions and garlic.

Step Four
Place remaining butter around chicken and add your chicken broth along the sides

Step Six
Let cook on low for 5-6 hours, checking every once in a while.

Step Seven
Carefully remove chicken and place in roasting pan (it will be very tender). Broil for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy, y'all!


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