One of my most favorite websites is www.100daysofrealfood.com. Lisa Leake spent 100 days taking processed food out of her family’s menu. And she came up with some fabulous recipes along the way! If you haven’t visited her website, I highly recommend you do so!
One of my daughters specifically requested 100 Days of Real Food Crock Pot Chicken for dinner tonight. It is a whole chicken, seasoned with yummy herbs and spices that cooks all afternoon in your crockpot and literally falls off the bone! Yummy and delicious!
But since I never follow recipes to an exact science, I tweaked the recipe a bit and here is my version, paired with some yummy roasted vegetables…tonight I roasted broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. So good for the heart!
Crock Pot Whole Chicken
4-5 lb. whole chicken
1 large onion, peeled and quartered
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. garlic salt
1 tbsp. Rosemary
1 tbsp. thyme
1 tsp. celery salt
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
Place onion in bottom on crock pot. Rinse chicken, remove organ meats and pat dry. Place chicken on top of onion.
Mix all herbs and spices together in a bowl. Rub the mixture on the chicken, under the skin and sprinkle inside the cavity. Cover with the lid and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until chicken falls off the bone! Serve with roasted vegetables…
1 bunch of broccoli, chopped into florettes
1 bunch cauliflower, chopped into florettes
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cleaned and cut in half
1/2 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place vegetables on large baking tray. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly brown and crispy!