Saturday, November 23, 2013

Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Yum
The weather is getting cold and the craziness of the holidays is beginning!

That's when the crock pot is your best friend!

Yes, you can have an inanimate object as your best friend...strange, but oh so convenient!

There is nothing better than having dinner cooking for you all afternoon while you are taking care of other important things.

http://www.number-2-pencil.com has a fabulous recipe for a crock pot lemon garlic chicken.

Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
This chicken is so flavorful and so moist and tender.  Nothing not to like, especially because your best friend, aka the crock pot, does the cooking for you!

Here are the ingredients you will need:
4 large lemons
2-3 heads of garlic
1 whole chicken (about 4-5 lbs)
fresh rosemary
seasoned salt

Cut 3 lemons and 2 garlic heads in half.  Cut a bit off the bottom of both so that they lay flat in your crock pot.  Add a "branch" of rosemary to the bottom too.  After you have removed the chicken insides and rinsed your chicken, season both the outside and inside of the chicken with your seasoned salt.  Season well.  Stuff the chicken with half of a lemon and 1 garlic half.  Place the chicken on top of the lemon and garlic halves you placed on the bottom of the crock pot.  

 

Cover the top of the chicken with the last half of lemon that you have made into slices.  Also top with a few sprigs of rosemary.  

Put the top of the crock pot on and cook on high for 4-5 hours.  (That is how long it took in my crock pot, but every crock pot is different, so adjust cooking time accordingly.)
Remove the chicken and let it rest of 10 minutes.  Carve and serve.

The chicken filled my kitchen with such an amazing aroma.  It was like I slaved all day in the kitchen!

So as the days are getting shorter, yet your life is just as busy...bring out the crock pot!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!

Christine