Monday, April 23, 2012

Slow-Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

My family absolutely loves getting a rotisserie chicken at Walmart or Sam's Club (and they are even labeled gluten-free, so check them out if you haven't already!). We found some Rotisserie chicken seasoning at Sam's and decided to give it a try. We tried it yesterday and everyone really liked it. It doesn't taste exactly like rotisserie chicken, but it was still really good and very moist. Plus it was pretty easy. We did it in the slow-cooker, but next time we're going to try roasting it in the oven. I'll post directions for that after we try it! Until then, I hope you will give this a try and enjoy it as much as we did!

1 whole chicken (4-5.5 pounds)
1 yellow onion, quartered
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Rotisserie Chicken seasoning (see note)

Skin the chicken and remove the neck and giblets from the cavity. You generally have the skin on a rotisserie chicken, but since we're doing in the crock-pot, if  you leave the skin on, it will just become slimy and disgusting. That does not sound yummy to me, so we skinned our chicken!
Rub the seasoning generously all over the chicken - inside and out. The amount of seasoning is up to you. I would recommend covering the whole thing with a good layer of the seasoning. Place the onion and garlic in the bird cavity.
Place the chicken breast-side down into a 6-quart slow-cooker. DO NOT ADD WATER. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 8 hours (the longer you cook it, the more tender the meat).

-We used a 5.5 pound chicken for 7 of us and had a little leftover.
-We bought our Rotisserie seasoning at Sam's club. It's in the section with the other spices and seasonings. It was gluten-free when we bought it, but PLEASE check the label just in case! If you can't find it there, try Walmart or other grocery stores (checking labels as you go!), or contact me and I will get you a homemade recipe.

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