Crockpot Roasted Chicken

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Can I first say Crock-Pot is one of my favorite man made inventions ever. When I can use it. I use it.
I was SO hesitant to start cooking a whole chicken in my Crock-Pot. I was worried I would come home to an exploded chicken all over my kitchen. (hey that rhymed) 
But no chicken pieces exploded over my kitchen and I succeeded in making a tasty whole chicken.
This recipe is great for working into other recipes during the week. I cooked my chicken on a monday and made Fajitas with the leftover chicken on Wednesday.

:: Crock-Pot Roasted Chicken :: 

~ What you will need ~ 

A Whole Chicken
Medium Sweet Onion
3-4 Cloves of Garlic
Garlic Power
Onion Powder
Dried Rosemary (or Fresh) 
Chicken Seasoning of your choice (optional)
Olive Oil 

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First, cut up an onion into half or quarters and your 3-4 garlic cloves

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Then take your fingers and lift the skin of the chicken from the meat and place your garlic cloves all around the chicken as shown above
 (yes I know some people find this gross but it will make the chicken tasty).
 Also, place half of your onions in the "butt" or bottom of the chicken.

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Next, mix your seasoning. Whats nice about whole chickens is you can put whatever you want on them. I wanted to keep mine fairly simple but feel free to spice your's up as much as you want.

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My spice mix was a mix of Dried Rosemary, Onion Powder, A Roasted Garlic chicken seasoning, and garlic powder 
(if you haven't guessed by now, i like garlic) 

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Coat your chicken with Olive Oil. This will help hold the spices to the chicken.

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Place your chicken in the Crock-Pot and let it cook for 6-8 hours on low depending on your Crock-Pot strength. 
(as you can see mine is weird and has 6 hours set as a "HIGH" setting. So I always just places it on 8hrs but only let it cook about 6)
Also if your chicken is pretty thaw'd out. Feel free to add some chicken broth. 
Not a lot but enough to help keep the chicken juicy. I would say no more then 1/2 cup.
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BTW. INVEST in Crock-Pot liners. You're husbands will thank you especially if your husband is like mine and does the dishes for you after dinner.

Sorry, there is no fancy "How To..." video for this recipe. Have you every tried to handle a camera AND raw chicken. It is no bueno.


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