Knox County schools start next week. Kids will be crying; parents will high five themselves. If you don’t have kids don’t worry, all your Facebook friends that DO have kids will be posting pictures of their children with their new backpacks, lunch boxes and outfits for the whole world to see. It’s a glorious day for all.
After all the excitement has died away, reality will hit us. We will all again be super busy with school, work, homework and whatever after school activities we have to run to. The ever-present question will be in our heads again. How will we manage to make dinner every night?!?!?!? Last year I bought a crock pot. And I highly recommend you do the same. I am still collecting recipes I can make on the crock pot that I like, Adrian likes, are easy and good. One of those is this whole chicken courtesy of Lisa Leake from 100 Days of Real Food. I have made this many times and it’s so good and moist. I usually run the crockpot while I sleep because most recipes need to be cooking less time that I am away from home during work time. The only down side is that the smell ALWAYS wakes up in the middle of the night. The end result is dinner ready to eat (after reheating of course) when you come home in the evenings. Just make whatever side dish you want with your chicken and you are done. Happy last week of summer everyone!
Chicken Slow Cooked in a Crock potADAPTED FROM 100 Days of Real Food
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 onion
- 1 large chicken
- Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.
- Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Rub the spice mixture all over the chicken.
- Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high.
- Cook for 4 – 5 hours on high (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone.