Sunday, 24 February 2013
Slow cooker roast chicken (slimming world friendly)
I always have to have my roast dinner on a Sunday but heard about this slow cooker 'roast' chicken before and thought I must try it myself. On slimming world you wouldnt eat the skin from a roast chicken anyway as it is full of fat but this method makes the chicken very tender and juicy and so easy as you literally just chuck it in the slow cooker and leave it to get on with it.
If you have all day then you can put the chicken in on low for hours but today was a little strapped for time and only had 3 hours so put it in on high for that time and it was wonderful very tender and juicy, just fell apart.
Slow Cooker 'roast' chicken
1 medium fresh chicken
salt and pepper
thyme and lemon (if liked)
First thing to do is to put some foil balls in the base of your slow cooker. (stop laughing) This stops the chicken from sticking to the base of your cooker and also stops it from sitting in all the fat that drains from the chicken. Its very easy just scrunched up some foil and placed that in the base of the slow cooker.
Season the chicken on all sides with some salt and pepper and some dried thyme (if you like it) then place half a lemon in the cavity of the chicken and place it breast side down in the slow cooker.
Cook in high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.
Remove and discard the skin when you serve it . It was delicious very moist and tender :)