Kate's Cheap Tricks


Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot

This is especially rewarding when whole chickens go on sale.
at .89 cents per pound you can make this recipe, which yields
meat and broth for several meals, for around $4.



Instructions (chicken)

  1. Unwrap the chicken, remove the bag from the cavity and give the chicken a quick rinse.

  2. After rinsing the chicken, place in a crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick
    (no need to put any liquid in the pot, just the chicken).

  3. Sprinkle your favorite spices on the chicken
    (garlic, paprika, something premixed like Montreal Chicken Spice, whatever you love)

  4. Place the lid on the crock pot, set it on low and walk away for about 7 hours.

  5. Remove the chicken from the crock pot.

Instructions (broth)

  1. Allow the chicken to cool, then remove the meat from the bones

  2. Once you have removed all the meat from the bones, put the bones and skin back in
    the crock pot and add 5 cups of water and (optional) whatever vegetables you like
    (carrots, celery, parsley, etc.).

  3. Set the crock pot on low and cover. Leave overnight. In the morning you'll have a
    crock pot full of bones and fabulous chicken broth.

  4. Strain and freeze for future soup recipes