Blue Moon Crock Pot Roasted Chicken
I use any left over chicken (if there is any) in several of my other recipes that call for cooked chicken. It's easy, tasty, and so tender it literally falls right off the bone! And the juices make a wonderful gravy!
6 lbwhole baking chicken
2 clovewhole garlic, peeled
1 smallonions, quartered
2 Tbspbutter, melted
1/4 tsprosemary, dried or fresh sprigs
1 tsporegano, dried or fresh chopped
1 tspbasil, fresh chopped or dried
2 tspparsley, italian
1/2 tspthyme, dried
2bay leaves, dried
1 tspkosher salt
·fresh ground pepper to taste
1-12 ozbottle of blue moon beer (or your favorife beer) we prefer blue moon, the tangy taste mixes well with the flavor of the chicken
1 smallonion, sliced
How to Make Blue Moon Crock Pot Roasted Chicken
- Set 5 quart crock pot to Low temp.
Remove neck, & innards from inside chicken. Rinse chicken well with cold water.
Place quartered onion, 2 whole garlic cloves, & bay leaves inside chicken & set inside crock pot, timer up.
This allows the garlic, onion and bay leaves to infuse from the inside & throughout the meat.
- Melt butter. Drizzle over chicken & rub into skin with fingers. I call it massaging the meat (a lil kitchen humor).
In a small bowl, add rosemary, parsley, oregano, basil, thyme, salt, & pepper. Mix together.
I use fresh when available, but dried is just as good! You can adjust seasonings to your taste.
Sprinkle mixed seasonings over chicken. Chicken will be covered well.
- When chicken is done, it will be very tender, and fall apart when removing from crock pot, I use 2 large slotted spoons, one at each end of the chicken to gently remove from crock pot to keep chicken together.
Don't fret if it falls apart..... allow to stand for 10 minutes to allow juices to soak in, cut & serve. Strain juices in crock pot and use to prepare gravy or your favorite home made chicken soup!