I've got a few recipes on deck to share but between getting really busy with Thanksgiving and all that goes with it, and perhaps the nastiest sinus infection I've ever had, I haven't spent much time on the computer over the past couple of weeks. Being that this is a busier than usual time of year for many people, I just had to pass on the the world's easiest chicken recipe (that tastes really good!). I think Food Inc. posted the link on Facebook, sounded simple enough, so I gave it a whirl. The recipe is from a blog called "100 Days of Real Food ". You season a chicken and throw it in the crock pot. The end. Seriously.
OK, so I exaggerated. You also have to cut up an onion and put it in the crock pot.
Make a little blend of seven spices.
Rub it on the bird and throw it in. No liquid no nothing. This was one big chicken, barely fit in there actually (6lbs). I cooked it on high for 5-6 hours. It smelled great, was totally juicy and really versatile. The kids had theirs in a burrito with rice and veggies, avocado and tomato. I had mine with sauteed veggies and a little rice. I'm not sure what is going on with those funky grocery store rotisserie chickens, but man, lately even they seem somehow processed. We used to love grabbing one for a quick dinner but they seem funny to us now. And I don't mean funny ha ha. Maybe it's the flavor injector, overly marinated, I don't know but I don't dig it. This takes a small amount of planning but could not be easier.
After all of us had dinner, we still a bunch of leftovers for chicken sandwiches and what not. Again, it was a big chicken. Here's the link again: Easy Crock Pot Chicken
Enjoy your dinner and all the time you saved not dealing with it!