This has become one of my favorite weeknight meals because it’s easy, inexpensive, beautiful, nutritious, and delicious.
Easy: the crockpot does most of the work, and since it keeps the bird moist, it’s almost impossible to overcook it! Plus, the potatoes are cooked with the bird, all in one pot! You don’t have to crisp up the chicken in the oven, but this step is the money-maker in my book. Do it.
Inexpensive: I purchased this organic, free-range chicken at Natural Grocers for $11, and it fed my hubby, 2-year-old, and me for 2 meals, plus left overs for my pizza the next night! That’s less than $2 per serving! People are often deterred from healthy eating because they have been led to believe that it has to be expensive. It doesn’t have to be!
Beautiful: I mean, just look at this gorgeous bird! If your family doesn’t like bone-in, just pull/shred the chicken before you serve like I do.
Nutritious: meet off the bone has SO many nutrients that we are deficient in, including higher collagen and other essential fatty acids, and the skin from a humanely-raised and minimally processed chicken is also packed full of nutrients that help you recover and age amazingly. Buy and eat the whole bird! And save the bones to make broth (see how to here!).
Delicious: this method of cooking gives you tender, juicy meat with a crispy skin to feast on. Mouth watering yet? I didn’t do this, but you could also make gravy from the juices in the crockpot. Boom.
Are you ready for a winner, winner, chicken dinner?!