Thursday, April 4, 2013

Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken

I love this recipe! Usually rotisserie chickens at the store cost about $8.00, but this recipe cost me about $5.50 for a 5lbs whole chicken.

  1 5lb Whole Chicken
  Steak seasoning
  Garlic Powder

  Make sure your chicken is completely thawed. If it's not the skin might not get as crispy. Get all the guts out of the chicken and rinse it. Place your chicken on a cutting board and pat dry. Season your chicken, the WHOLE chicken. Once you have covered the top flip it over and cover the bottom.

Now, a trick to making it like a rotisserie chicken is keeping it elevated and out of all the drippings. So get some aluminum foil and make four balls about the size of golf balls, it doesn't have to be perfect! Lay them at the bottom of your crockpot in a square and set your chicken on top. I have a 6qt crockpot and it fit the chicken perfectly.

Set your crockpot on high for about 4 1/2 hours. After its done let it sit on low for about 30-45 minutes. When you are ready take the chicken out and carve it. My chicken carved itself when I tried to take it out since it was so tender.

Sides I would suggest:
Mashed potatoes!! Of course. And there will be plenty of drippings in your crockpot to make a delicious gravy.

We had lots of leftovers so Jared took some for his lunch, and then tonight we are making Chicken and Dumplings. So that is AT LEAST 3 meals all for just $5.50!!! It was completely worth getting super grossed out over the guts!
Feel free to comment any questions! Hope you all enjoy!


  1. Yum! Thanks for posting this! I was wondering how you got the skin to stay crispy in a crock pot. We will definitely have to try this. The only bummer is that roasting chickens here cost anywhere from $14-25 depending on the quality (regular, free range, organic, etc.). And I bet the bones would make an amazing and flavorful broth afterward. This is a "must try"!

    So what's next, Teach'? ;)

    1. Depending on where I shop they really do get expensive. Thankfully our on base grocery has cheap prices! The drippings and bones would make such an amazing broth, unfortunately I completely forgot about it in the crockpot so I had to throw it out the next day. :(
      But good luck and I hope it turns out well!!

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