Crock Pot Chicken:
*I usually purchase an 8lb whole chicken
*Remove most of the skin
*Place in Crock Pot and rub sides with spice mixture
*Cook on low for about 8hrs or high for 4hrs, until meat falls from bone. I mean that literally, the meat is super tender and juicy.
*Once cooled, pull all chicken from bones and freeze or store for later meals. I won’t lie; this takes some time, but I don’t cook chicken for several days.
*I typically yield 4-5 dinners from this 1 chicken!
*Perdue $0.98lb=$1.50-$2.00 per meal. Cheaper chicken=cheaper meals
1/2 tsp. each: black pepper, garlic powder
1 tsp. each: dried thyme, onion powder, and chili powder (or cayenne)
2 tsp paprika
4 tsp salt
Use what you have on hand!!
Note: I don’t use this rub if I’m planning to make stock with the juices; I use more garlic, onion, Mrs. Dash, S/P (it varies)
- The first night we just have this chicken with potatoes or rice and veggies
- Baked Chicken Ziti
- Chicken tacos
- Chicken and Black Bean Burritos
- Chicken salad
- Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
- Italian Chicken Pasta Toss
- Chicken soup (many varieties here)
- BBQ Chicken on Kiser rolls…..
Thanks to Make and Takes for for her spice rub!
That sounds easy! You don't put any liquid in it? gina
Dana @ The Coupon Challenge says
Nope, it makes it's own while cooking. Super tender!
Tiffany C says
Thanks for this! I just bought Split Chicken Breasts that was marked down and was wondering what to do with it!
I am going to try your Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe!
Chicken is super easy to cook in the crock pot. The tortilla soup is a bit spicy-depends on the ro-tel flavor you use.
I have a family of six so I am always looking for new recipes. I never even thought to put a whole chicken into the crockpot… and my family eats a LOT of chicken. Great idea! Thanks for the post.
I’m so glad you can use this recipe! I can get a Perdue chicken for $0.99lb or less and store brands even cheaper. Makes for a yummy and frugal meal