Elizabeth (rowannrose) wrote in natural_pantry,

easy crockpot chicken

I made this last night and it turned out delicious! Tender and moist, the meat just fell off the bones, which never happens when I roast the chicken in the oven.

Wash a whole chicken (or small turkey) and place breast-up in crockpot. Stuff and season as desired (I put lemon pieces inside the bird, and then rubbed the breast and wings with olive oil, and liberally sprinkled with dried garlic and sea salt). Put 1/4 to 1/2 cup water in the bottom, cover and turn on high. It should be done in 4-5 hours. I used the left over juices as a 'gravy' over the meat and green beans.

I love using my crockpot for roasts... it is so easy, and the meat comes out moist and tender every time.
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Funny! I recently tried roasting a chicken in my crockpot after another friend of mine told me of her success if getting a nice moist chicken that way. I've had great success in getting a moist chicken from the oven, but the bird I put in the crockpot came out dry. I did almost exactly as you said, too (high for 4-5 hours). Any ideas?

How funny! Maybe it was just a bum bird? Or maybe the water/juices evaporated somehow? Perhaps try it another time and see if it just was a dry chicken, period.