How to Roast a Chicken in a Crockpot

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7Ingredients
45Minutes
45Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 whole hen (Baking)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter (– melted, optional)
  • lemon slices
  • rosemary
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    Directions

    1. Remove Hen from packaging and rinse well. Pat dry with paper towels. Salt and pepper the inside of the cavity and the outside very well (should feel like it fell in the sandbox and you quickly dusted him off– use plenty). Sprinkle Thyme over the chicken.
    2. Place the chicken in the crock pot – I like to put it in with breasts facing up – but that is up to you – either way will work.
    3. Place the lid on the crock pot. Turn crock pot on low. Do not disturb for at least 8 hours. That’s it, don’t add water, don’t add anything. Now, Go to work – chicken will be done when you get home. Seriously. Don’t put anything else in the crock pot. Really. Go to work.
    4. When you arrive home 8 hours later – a little longer is no big deal – the chicken is ready. Only do this next step if you are super crazy about super crispy chicken skin. The skin will be suitably crispy just from the crock pot.
    5. (Optional step) Turn the broiler on in your oven. Gently lift the chicken out of the crock pot with two large wooden spoons and place it gently in a cast iron skillet. Gently. Don’t scream or anything but his wings and legs might fall off. Paint the melted butter onto the exposed skin. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Garnish. Serve.
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    NutritionView More

    45Calories
    Sodium9% DV220mg
    Fat5% DV3.5g
    Protein2% DV<1g
    Carbs2% DV5g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories45Calories from Fat25
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat3.5g5%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol10mg3%
    Sodium220mg9%
    Potassium105mg3%
    Protein<1g2%
    Calories from Fat25
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate5g2%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C35%
    Calcium4%
    Iron8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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