I was wondering the other day if it would be possible to roast a chicken in the slow cooker. I know you can cook it with stock and make a lovely pot roast chicken. How nice would it be to come home to a roast chicken dinner when you had been at work all day, without making much effort? I love trying new things so I decided to be brave and give it a try.
First I made a rub and coated the skin of the chicken. I used a mix of salt, black pepper, mixed herbs, paprika and garlic.
I chopped up some vegetables and put them in the bottom of the slow cooker, I used carrots, celery and parsnips.
I placed the chicken breast down on top of the vegetables, turned the slow cooker on high and waited for about 6 hours watching every so often to see what happened. I was amazed, it worked perfectly. At the end of the time I had a lovely roast chicken. Somehow it created juice and the vegetables were cooked perfectly as well. I will definitely do this again. The chicken was lovely and moist, less dry that if I had just roasted it normally. It must be a healthier way to cook the chicken than roasting as well.
This is the recipe:
I served with all the roast dinner trimmings and it was very nice.