Recipe by MakeItHealthy
"Carrots, onions and parsley are healthy, flavorful additions to this slow cooker chicken recipe. And the additions make it a complete meal for busy people who need their slow cooker to work its mealtime magic while they're away!"
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1 (2 to 3 pound)
salt and ground black pepper to taste
carrots, split lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
fresh chopped parsley
I found this recipe rather blah. Rather than using the foil, I added thickly sliced onions and rest the chicken on these pieces. Then, seasoned it with garlic pieces and fresh tarragan in the cavity and under the skin. I love it lemony too so added a whole lemon that I pierced with a fork numerous times and placed it in the cavity also. The slo-cooker makes it so tender and convenient!
I like the idea of elevating the chicken using the foil balls, adding carrots and onions, and using the slow cooker to make the evening meal easier. BUT I really prefer the spice mixture of Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style. That is by far my favorite whole chicken recipe on this site. This one is just ok for me.
I injected my chicken with a butter sauce and used a creole seasoning. It's soooo juicy! My family loves it!
This chicken was so moist and tender, melt in your mouth tender. However, I didn't like the idea of cooking my chicken along with aluminum that's why I only gave it 4 stars. I put the whole seasoned chicken on top of baby carrots and celery and sliced onions which added great flavor to the broth. You definitely have to season the chicken well. I used the drippings/broth to make a delicious gravy. Definitely a keeper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Baked Slow Cooker Chicken
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 216
** Calories from Fat: 112
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