One of the biggest challenges for many of us today is figuring out how to find time to cook, clean, and get supper on the table. With so many families running all over the place out of necessity (school, activities, jobs for the adults), coming home to a meal that looks like this often feels like a pipe dream at best. But this recipe changes all of that because this gorgeous chicken dinner that you see before you pretty much cooks itself in your crockpot while you go about your day.
This is a wonderfully easy recipe to throw together in your slow cooker—the chicken will end up tasting like a freshly made, juicy rotisserie from your local deli. I season mine lightly, but you can go heavier on flavor using whatever herbs and spices you like. Placing the potatoes under the chicken allows it to cook above the juices rather than in them so that the chicken browns nicely, while the rich broth adds depth to the red potatoes beneath. Make sure you get small red potatoes about golf ball size because larger ones will hold the chicken up too high and the slow cooker lid won’t fit on.
So grab a few ingredients (Three, you only need three things!) and put this on the menu for the weekend!
To begin with you’ll need: Red potatoes, Seasoned Salt (such as Season All), and a whole chicken.
Make sure nothing is inside your chicken. They used to always have giblets inside it but as a new generation of cooks have come into the kitchen I think most chicken companies have stopped doing that.
Place potatoes in bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken liberally with seasoned salt. Place atop potatoes.
Make sure chicken sits low enough in the pot for the lid to go down all the way. If it doesn’t, you may need to cut your potatoes in half so that it sits lower.
Cover and cook until cooked through, juicy, and aromatic, 7 to 8 hours on low, 3 to 4 hours on high. I like to cook mine all day long.
It’s pretty as a picture arranged on a nice platter and placed in the center of your table!
Now look at this fancy plate. They’ll never know the crock pot did all the cooking!
- 8-10 small red potatoes
- 1 whole chicken (3-5 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons seasoned salt (such as Lawry’s), lemon pepper, or dried Italian seasoning
- Place the potatoes in a 6-quart slow cooker and set the chicken on top (be sure that the top of the chicken sits below the rim of the pot). Sprinkle the chicken liberally with the seasoning.
- Cover and seal the pot and cook until the chicken is cooked through, juicy, and aromatic, 7 to 8 hours on low, 3 to 4 hours on high.
Thank you for visiting with me today! If you’re looking for some great side dishes to go with this chicken, I suggest my Super Food Salad (modeled after the Chick Fil A recipe) or some of my last minute green beans. If you’d like to visit with us a little more often, be sure you subscribe to my free recipe newsletter. Just type in your name in the red bar at the top of the screen.
An old Southern saying I heard a lot as a child!Yum