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Sep 30, 2010

Chicken!


Garlic Rosemary Chicken

1 (5 pound) roasting chicken, skinned
2 (5 inch) rosemary sprigs
2 celery stalks with leaves, each cut into 4 pieces
2 small onions, quartered
16 garlic cloves
1 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
Rosemary sprigs (optional)
1 lemon, halved (optional)

Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken under cold water; pat dry.
Trim excess fat. Place 2 rosemary sprigs, celery, 4 onion wedges, and 4 garlic cloves in cavity of chicken, and tie legs together with twine. Place chicken, breast side up, in a 4-quart electric slow cooker; add remaining onion and garlic to cooker. Drizzle lemon juice over chicken; sprinkle with next 3 ingredients. Cover with lid; cook on high-heat setting 1 hour. Reduce to low-heat setting, and cook 6 hours or until chicken is tender. Discard rosemary. Serve chicken with vegetables and garlic. Garnish with additional rosemary sprigs and lemon halves, if desired.

What I do: My chicken is usually between 3 - 4 pounds and I don't remove the skin. I have used dried rosemary but do use a real lemon (as opposed to an artificial one; those are hard to juice).
I don't measure things unless I'm baking so I'm pretty sure I've never used 16 cloves of garlic. And I never have twine for the legs. I just tell that chicken to be a good little bird and keep her lugs tucked in. Also I have hurried the cooking process by cooking on high for 4 - 5 hours.
But this chicken turns out really well and somehow it even browns!
recipe from this book

9 comments:

  1. Wow, what an awesome picture!! We love chicken in the crockpot so I'll definitely use this, especially with Publix Greenwise whole chicken. But I'm a little surprised that the southerner in you allows your giblets to be discarded. :) I love them in the crockpot or stockpot!

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  2. Lilly Belle LielimmerSeptember 30, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Hello friend....going to try and post a comment. Thanks for walking me through it.

    The slow cooker chicken recipe sounds great...can't wait to try it. Still have a few sprigs of Rosemary in my garden.

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  3. this looks delicious, and i'm always looking for
    recipes for my crock pot!

    thank you.

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  4. Oh, that looks SO YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  5. Looks very delicious sis, thanks.

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  6. This looks so good, especially since you can make it in the slow cooker. I hate to heat up this small house since it's still hot here in Arizona. I also love the smell of food cooking that spreads so readily in the house.

    Love you,
    Debbie

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  7. The word chicken caught my eye. :) Thanks for sharing a recipe with us.

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  8. Looks yummy! I made cinnamon bread and cream of broccoli soup today. A blessing to eat something with color!

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