Super Easy Version
1 whole chicken, 3-5 pounds, giblets and such removed
Lawry's seasoned salt (or lemon pepper or seasoning blend of choice)
4-5 balls of foil or foil-wrapped baking potatoes
1. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
2. Season chicken liberally with seasoning mix.
3. Place foil or foil-wrapped potatoes in bottom of slow cooker.
4. Place chicken breast-side down on top of foil.
5. Cook on high for 4-6 hours.
Voila! Yummy chicken! This is very tender and moist. If you use potatoes, then your meal is almost complete. The potatoes will be a bit mushier than those baked in an oven; we smashed ours and added in butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Almost as Easy Version
This seasoning blend comes from Meals for a Month; half is rubbed under the skin of the chicken and half on top of the skin before freezing/cooking. This yields a very flavorful, almost "smoky" taste. You proceed in the same fashion as above with the crockpot, replacing the Lawry's with this rub (enough for a whole chicken or 3 pounds chicken parts):
- 2 t. salt
- 2 t. smoked paprika
- 1 t. onion salt
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1/2 t. dried rosemary
- 1/2 t. dried thyme
- 1 T. sugar
- 1/8 t. pepper
- 1/8 t. cayenne pepper