Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Marinated Herb Roasted Chicken

Another take on herb roasted chicken in the crockpot.

Recipe from The Everyday Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cookbook

6 c. water
1/2 c. kosher salt (less if regular salt)
1 t. black pepper, divided
2 t. rosemary, divided
2 t. thyme, divided
2 t. oregano, divided
3- to 4-pound young chicken, rinse, with giblets and neck removed
cooking spray
2 T. olive oil

  1. In a pitcher, stir together the water, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1 teaspoon thyme, and 1 teaspoon oregano; whisk to combine. Set aside. Place the chicken in a large ziploc bag; pour reserved liquid mixture into the bag and seal. Place the bag into a large bowl and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, coat the slow cooker crock with cooking spray. Drain and discard the marinating liquid, and place the bird into the slow cooker. Rub the bird with the olive oil, then sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1 teaspoon thyme, and 1 teaspoon oregano. Turn the bird breast-side down in the crock.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours; check doneness with an instant-read thermometer (it should register 170 degrees). When done, let the bird rest in the covered slow cooker for 10 minutes before serving.
Serves 4

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