Everyone loves a good rotisserie chicken. But what happens if you can’t get to the store to pick one up? Make one at home! In your crock pot! Genius I tell you. When I saw this I knew I had to try it. I love rotisserie chicken and I have several recipes that call for it – I love that I can make it at home. Doesn’t really save you any money, they typically run about $4.99, which is about the same as a whole chicken. But I like to buy my whole chicken from Costco and throw it in the freezer. That way, when I plan to have it I can just thaw it and throw it in the crock pot! My chicken doesn’t look very “rotisserie” but I think that’s just because my crock pot is small and the chicken was touching the lid while cooking – leaving little to no room for air circulation… but you get the idea!
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1 whole chicken, small enough to fit in your slow cooker
Whole garlic cloves, peeled (optional)
Fresh herbs (optional)
Make 3 balls of aluminum foil and place them in the bottom of your slow cooker. These hold the chicken off the bottom so the hot air can circulate all around the chicken and so it’s not stewing in its own juices. Rinse chicken, including the cavity, and pat dry with paper towels. Place the chicken on its back so the breast is facing up and the legs are on the plate. Pull the skin up all around the chicken. Do this by sticking your hand between the skin and the breast. Slice a few garlic cloves in half lengthwise and stick them under the skin. You can also arrange a couple sprigs of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and/or sage under the skin. This makes a very pretty chicken when it’s all cooked and adds a lot of flavor. Rub salt-based seasoning very liberally onto the skin of the chicken. Place chicken breast-up on the foil in the slow cooker, cover, turn heat to low, and leave it alone for 7-8 hours.