Walk Away Slow-Cook Chicken

By Susan E. Levy
January 6, 2014
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Author Notes: Lets face it, we’re busy and we don’t always have time to make dinner. Time to dust off your slow-cooker! This recipe couldn’t be easier and it will set you up for easy soup later on. Susan E. Levy

Serves: 4 plus leftovers.

  • 1 whole chicken, 4-5 pounds
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tablespoons combined of your favorite dried herbs/spices
  1. Rinse and dry chicken.
  2. Roughly chop onion and place in bottom of slow-cooker.
  3. Combine herbs and spices in a small bowl and gently rub on chicken.
  4. Place chicken in slow-cooker on top of onions. Set on low for 3-8 hours depending on your appliance.
  5. Before serving, drain the broth and save for soup.
  6. Per 3.5 oz serving: 177 calories, 27g protein, 0 carbohydrates, 7g fat (2g sat, 4g mono/poly), 83mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 70mg sodium
  7. Seasoned Cook - For a savory bird, add ½ a lemon in the cavity and choose spices such as thyme, sage and basil. For a Latin flare, use chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika and cumin as pictured here.
  8. Cook Once,Eat Twice - Save leftover chicken and broth for soup.

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