Thursday, March 7, 2013

Slow Cooker 8 Spice Lemon Chicken

This is by far one of my favorite chicken recipes.  I think it is because of the ease of making it, the flavor and juiciness of the chicken, and the fact that my whole family LOVES it!  I am sure I will be making this again soon.  

Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • Lemon
  • about 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 5-7 pound Whole Chicken  (I usually cook one and freeze one)
 Clean and rinse chicken.  Pat dry with paper towel, you want the chicken to be dry so the spices will stick to it.  Combine all 8 spices in a bowl to form a rub for the chicken.  Cover chicken with rub and place in slow cooker.  Next, pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth in bottom of the slow cooker.  Sprinkle a little lemon zest on chicken and then squeeze the juice of  the lemon on the chicken.  Place a couple of pats of butter on top.  Cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and let rest for about 5 minutes before you serve.  
Enjoy!  If you have any leftovers, this chicken is great for shredding and using in the Perfect Picnic Chicken Salad.

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***When preparing for Freezer, rub chicken with spice mixture and place in freezer bag.  Place in refrigerator on the day before cooking to allow time for thawing.  Then cook in slow cooker as stated above.