10 August, 2016
Crock Pot Chicken (Gluten Free)
This recipe is so simple, but super delicious. All you need is a whole chicken a few spices and one onion. Put the whole chicken in the crock pot and forget about it until ready for supper. Cooking the chicken in the crock pot creates one delicious moist chicken. It will produce a lot of flavorful juice as well that is really good over rice.
I found this recipe many years ago over at a blog called Budget Savvy Diva. I’ve made it many times over the years and it’s always a hit.
I love meals made in the crock pot on days when I know I will be busy and having a meal all ready for me at supper time is a huge win! When 3:00 p.m. rolls around and I look over at the crock pot, I am so happy to be reminded I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to make for supper.
This meal is gluten-free, which I know will please my followers who follow a gluten free diet. My family does not, but when I find a good recipe we like that is gluten free I like to point it out to those I know who appreciate it.
Tonight my kids went to town on this chicken. My 9-year-old said it was the best chicken she’s ever had. My 3-year-old who eats like a mouse ate a ton. My son wouldn’t stop asking for more. A huge hit in our house to say the least!
I hope you enjoy this easy, but flavorful recipe.
- 1 Whole Chicken
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Chop onion and place in the bottom of crock pot.
- Wash chicken and dry it off with a paper towel.
- Add the spices together in a small bowl.
- Brush some olive oil all over the chicken.
- Sprinkle the spice mix all over the entire chicken, even inside.
- Place chicken into the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4-5 hours. You should use a meat thermometer to make sure it’s done.
You can serve this with whatever side you’d like. We usually have ours with rice and use the juice from the chicken to top the rice.