Today I woke up for the first day of my last semester as a college student; a bittersweet moment indeed. Knowing I had a busy day ahead of me I wanted to have a meal ready to go when I got home from my classes and work. I walked into the kitchen grabbed my handy crock pot and started throwing everything that sounded good into it, set it on high and walked out the door for the day. It was a perfect meal for a cold rainy winter day.
Someone asked me on my Facebook page to post more slow cooker recipes which was quite coincidental because yesterday, as I was reading that particular post, I was unpacking a giant pork roast that I intended to make into pulled pork. This is about the easiest meal a person could make and so versatile. This morning we ate the pulled pork with eggs and tonight I’ll make some Purple Cabbage Slaw to eat along with the pork and I’ll maybe even make a salad out of it for lunch tomorrow; if there is any left (which I doubt there will be….)
I love, love, love my crock pot and came up with a new and insanely easy spice rub chicken recipe that I hope you all enjoy!
Spice Rub Crock Pot Chicken
1 5-6 lb free range organic chicken - giblets removed, rinsed, and patted dry with paper towels
1 white onion sliced
1 tsp sea salt (optional)
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
Cover the bottom of the crock pot with the sliced onions. Mix all spices in a small bowl and then rub the spice mixture all over the whole chicken. Place the spiced chicken on top of the onions in the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours (depending on your crock pot). No need for any liquid, the chicken will cook in it’s own juices. Make sure you spoon the onions and a little bit of the juices over the chicken when you serve it. I served my chicken with our favorite brussel sprouts, steamed for 5 minutes and then sauteed with a little olive oil, dried dill, garlic powder, and pepper.