Rotisserie chicken at home
Since I’ve gone back to work, I’ve tried to make better use of my crockpot in getting a good meal on the table during the week. Schedules are getting crazy now that basketball practices have begun for both kids, and with me working again, I’m finding it more of a challenge to get us all to the table to share a meal. I like that the crockpot can do most of the work for me, so I’ve always got my eyes out for a tasty recipe.
This flavorful rub and a roasting chicken that fits into your crockpot will give you a meal that rivals the rotisserie chicken you buy from the grocery store. And the perk is that you’ll probably have leftovers for sandwiches, salads, or soup for a couple of days. That’s a total win.
I tear off 4 pieces of foil and wad them into balls to put in the bottom of the crockpot, then rub the spices all over the chicken (inside and out), and put the chicken on top of the foil balls. The house smells amazing when we get home and the chicken literally falls apart coming out of the crockpot.
Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken at Home
(recipe from busy mommy)
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-4 lbs.)
2 Tbsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
3 cloves of diced garlic (or 2 Tbsp. garlic powder)
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl and add water by the teaspoon until a paste forms. Stir until well combined. Place foil balls in bottom of crockpot and lightly spray inside of crockpot with cooking spray. Rub entire chicken with spice rub and place in the crockpot, on top of the foil balls. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hours.