There are so many easy and delicious slow cooker recipes for families, including this slow cooker rotisserie style chicken from Gimme Some Oven, a great food blog by Ali. Thinking of what to make for dinner while you're at work can often result in a quick stop by your grocery store to pick up a rotisserie chicken from the deli. They are such an easy option when you haven't made plans for what to make for dinner yet. Plus, you can also use the remaining chicken for healthy leftover chicken recipes that will make lunches and dinners a breeze. But what about making your own rotisserie style chicken right at home? You don't even need a rotisserie cooker to do it, just your handy dandy slow cooker. Ali shares this great method of cooking chicken all day long in the slow cooker, allowing all of the added spices and juices ruminate and simmer, creating that delicious, fall off the bone chicken you love. It will be just like the chicken you purchase at the deli, maybe even better, because it will be fresh from the slow cooker right when you come in the door.
The best chicken recipes allow for the chicken to cook slowly, which makes the meat more tender at the end of cooking. You cook the chicken in your slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting or 4 to 5 hours set on the higher setting. The cooking time is the longest part of this meal preparation, and the prep work for the chicken and vegetables only takes about five to ten minutes. Just pop it all into the slow cooker and you will come home to a nicely cooked chicken with roasted vegetables. Add some potatoes or some rice or quinoa and you have yourself a full, healthy meal. Another good tip for creating the best chicken recipes, is to use organic, free range chicken. You can find them at your local butcher, or organic food market, or sometimes you can ask around in your community to find local farmers who raise free range, happy chickens.
You can use all of the leftover chicken from the whole rotisserie chicken to create healthy leftover chicken recipes and you can adapt any chicken recipe to use your leftover chicken. One of the best chicken recipes for leftover chicken is to shred it up and make it into pulled chicken, with the same sauce you would use for pulled pork, and cook it in your slow cooker again for the best flavour. Slow cooker recipes for families make dinner time so incredibly easy, so there is no fussing around when everyone returns home after a long day at work and school. There are so many great recipes for your slow cooker right here on the internet, and Ali has some more for you to try out too. Thank you Ali for this awesome slow cooker rotisserie chicken recipe, and for the great cooking tips. Enjoy your slow cooker chicken when you try out this recipe.***
Nutrition Facts for: Easy Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken From Gimme Some Oven
Ingredients: Whole chicken, smoked paprika, salt, freshly-ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings based on a 5 pound chicken. * Per Serving: Calories 346, Calories from Fat 63, Total Fat 7.0g 11%, Saturated Fat 1.9g 9%, Cholesterol 175mg 58%, Sodium 608mg 25%, Potassium 445mg 13%, Carbohydrates 0.7g 0%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 0.1g, Protein 65.9g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 3%,Iron 12%
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